By Children’s Librarian José Cruz
Let’s explore Salsa! Salsa music is primarily a Caribbean rhythm that is enjoyed throughout Latin America.
The word salsa also means sauce in English. Seems fitting if you consider the different elements involved in Salsa. The term was first coined by Cuban and Puerto Ricans in New York in the mid-1970s.
Below you will find resources to learn more about this musical genre as well as various well-known performers such as Hector Lavoe, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz!
Visit these websites
- Kids Can Groove: Learn all about la clave, the musical instrument used to create the rhythm in Salsa
- All Around This World: Explore the history of Salsa music
- Kiddle: Check out these facts about Salsa!
Watch these videos
José is a children’s librarian with an interest In YA fiction, active storytimes, and social justice programming. He could usually be found thinking of different ways to make storytime enjoyable.