Salsa: Latin Pop Music in the Cities (1989)

Genres - Dance, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Born in New York in the '60s, salsa is a hip grooving fusion of jazz, pop, and traditional Latin melodies. Filmed in 1979, this video offers a documentation of the scene as it existed then, featuring performances by such stars as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz. Besides being a performance video, this tape is a documentary about the roots of this exciting brand of dance music, transporting viewers back to Puerto Rico to investigate salsa's birth in the rituals of Santeria, a fusion of Animism and Catholicism.

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dance [social event], Latino/Latina, pop-music, music, salsa-music