'Salsa-music' Dance Articles


Coldplay - Clocks Salsa Music Remix

Posted on about 3 years ago
Coldplay - Clocks Salsa Music Remix

An oldie, but still goodie that I found in my salsa collection that some of our new fans of Coldplay and salsa alike may not know about. An anonymous author took the famous Coldplay song "Clocks" and remixed it with a salsa beat to give it a more latin rhythm feel. Listen to it and tell us what you think?...




Contra La Corriente by Marc Anthony

Posted on over 5 years ago
Contra La Corriente by Marc Anthony

After several years, while listening to salsa music, my iTunes shuffle mode was kind enough to bring up a very classic song "Contra La Corriente" by Marc Anthony. This song, and album, was definitely one of the things that got me truly addicted to salsa music. After I had started dancing salsa for a few months in Ames, Iowa, I remember playing this album over gazillion times in my dorm room in college at Iowa State University - which was a stark contrast to the Alternative/Rock music every other person played in their room....




Salsa Music Video Playlists on YouTube!

Posted on about 7 years ago
Salsa Music Video Playlists on YouTube!

YouTube, distributors of the highly popular salsa dance instructional videos of addicted2salsa, have launched a new music feature on their website! The new website feature allows you to type a salsa artist or song, and create a salsa music video playlist with videos that are related to that particular artist or song. This new feature is very similar to Pandora (no, not the Avatar type), where you can create a 'music radio' station based on artists that sound similar to a song or another artist....




Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" Salsafied by NOTA

Posted on about 7 years ago
Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" Salsafied by NOTA

If you didn't catch the new NBC show called "The Sing-Off", you missed something pretty cool. The Sing-Off is a competition which mixes the aspects of a capella singing, show choir (similar to the TV show "Glee") and American Idol. Keeping up with American cover songs remixed into Salsa-like rhythmz, a group from my hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, called NOTA. NOTA is the term for a musical note in Spanish. They sang a salsafied version Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in a capella that I think you are sure to enjoy. I think they mixed the song styles very well, even including a nice big symbal-ish clave as a transition point. I'll be waiting for their album if they keep it up!...




Create Salsa Music for Free with Garageband!

Posted on about 7 years ago
Create Salsa Music for Free with Garageband!

Now that everyone is becoming more experienced with computers, I wanted to give everyone a creative holiday salsa project! About a year ago I created a few salsa music tracks that became very popular with some of our fans and we received several emails asking how any salsero (with a Mac) could make their own. The process is very simple! Garageband, a free application that comes with every Mac computer, allows you to do this with just a few clicks of the mouse. When you start a new project in Garageband, you can select 'New' from the menu and select 'Magic Garageband'. From there all you have to do is select the instruments you like and you are done! You can also add your own clave in Garageband to give it a more salsa feel!...




Link between Peoples Personalities and their choice of Music

Posted on over 8 years ago
Link between Peoples Personalities and their choice of Music

Musical tastes and personality are closely linked, according to a recent study by the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland....




How to save your hearing from loud salsa night clubs

Posted on over 8 years ago
How to save your hearing from loud salsa night clubs

Have you ever woken up with that obnoxious ringing in your ears after a long night of dancing at the club? Is that EVERY weekend for you? If so, you may want to look into options to protect yourself from Noise induced hearing loss. The way it develops is this: you go to a noisy club- noisy to the point that the next morning your ears are still ringing. This is a temporary threshold shift, a (mostly unnoticeable) hearing loss. In about 24 hours, your hearing is completely back to normal. However, after doing this week after week for several years, the "temporary" threshold shift becomes more permanent as the damaged inner ear structures can no longer repair themselves.<br/><br/>Salsa clubs vary in how loud the music is, so some people may be more at risk than others. The more frequently you go out, the more damage you are potentially causing. If you think this is a problem for you, you may want to try using earplugs. I made a recent earplug discovery when I noticed a salsero friend wearing these- musician's earplugs: they soften the loudness without muffling the sound....




Free Salsa Music: Flute Solo Version

Posted on almost 9 years ago
Free Salsa Music: Flute Solo Version

Last, but not least - the third version of the 'salsa track' that I made with Garageband is with a Flute Solo. Using a flute as the main part of the melody is common, but it is usually not heard of enough....




Download Free Salsa Music: Violin Solo

Posted on almost 9 years ago
Download Free Salsa Music: Violin Solo

This is the second version of the simple salsa track that I posted earlier. This time, I chose to go with a more 'Salsa Celtica' kind of sound with a Violin salsa solo. I also used the Cajon as the background drum beat (instead of the regular Cowbell and Congas)....




Salsa Pa' Navidad - Christmas with Salsa Music

Posted on about 9 years ago
Salsa Pa' Navidad - Christmas with Salsa Music

Now, this might not really be considered a salsa song, but I was impressed to find a Victor Manuelle as the Free Single of the Week on the (US) iTunes Music store. You can download it for free - Lechn, Lechn, Lechn - Single of the wee...