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Salsa History Infographic

Posted April 25, 2013 by

Are you familiar with the history of salsa? Check out this cool infographic that’s making the rounds on Facebook (originally from a presentation at Johannes Gutenberg University):

Salsa History Infographic

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One of the meanings of the word salsa is “mixture” and salsa is indeed a mixture of various different music and dance forms, including chachacha, latin jazz, cumbia, pachanga, mambo and more. This handy chart helps show the richness of salsa’s origins.

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