Check the links out for these groups
Tim-Pop by Los Van Van
Locus por mi la Habana by Manolito
Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club
Despues de todo that great track by
Juan Formell y Los Van Van
Salsa music is Salsa music because of just one main ingredient the underlying rhythm of the clave. In Salsa the clave has a couple of basic forms that get improvised on by different groups but it is always there. Even if you cant tune your ears to hear the clave in a piece of music you will know 100% whether its Salsa or not. This is because the flavour the Clave gives the Music. Have you ever wondered why dancing Salas to pop music is so difficult ? (Not to mention a total crime!) its because there is no Clave.
Dances such as Rumba can easily be danced with a clave alone. Add in a few wood box's and an old metal cup hit with a spoon and you start wondering why you have even got a CD player. Indeed the only thing missing for an instant street party would be a few bottles of Rum, pork, some rice and black beans.
Origins of Cuban Salsa
Dried hollowed shell of a Gourd. A stick is scraped over the groves in long or short strokes to give a rasping sound.
Two wooden sticks is all it takes to get the Cuban flavour.
Soy Yo by Cubanito
Ella y Yo by Aventura
Rompe by Daddy Yankee
Merceditas by John Santos
New, Recommended Album's page
What is Timba
Buy Timba at Prodland
Websites of the artists and groups
Juan Carlos Alfonso y su Dan Den
DJ Rich's tunes check them out and listen to them as you browse. Don't miss D J Rich at the Keir Hardy once a month for real Cuban Music in Norwich
Dance Cuban aims to promote Cuban Dance and Culture in and around the Norwich Area. The Weekly Cuban Salsa Classes with loads of Ladies Cuban Styling content are followed by a great night of Cuban Salsa
la Cuba Ritmo at The Carnival de Cuba London 2008 playing the Congas. Congas are used for Afro-Cuban religious music and Rumba. Now widely used for popular Latin Music and an essential part of any Salsa band.
Havana City by Los Van Van
Que le Den Candela by Los Van Van
el Momento by Calla Real
Timido by Ozomatli
Descarga Total by Maraca y Otra Vision
Controlate by Adalberto Alvarez
Si te caigo mal by Samayel Expreso de Oriente
Soy Yo by Charanga Habanera
el Bombero by Picason
le Formula by Issca Delgado
la Sandunguta by Issac Delgado
Chan Chan by Eliades Ochoa
No Puedo Puedo Amarte Ya
Marieta by Ibrahim Ferrer