La salsa It is a very danced musical genre in Latin America, but especially in the Caribbean. This catchy rhythm that has conquered the world through great interpreters and musical groups where the Adolescentes Orchestra, Andy Montañez, the Gran Combo, Grupo Niche, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Héctor Lavoe, Frankie Ruiz and Víctor Manuelle stand out to mention a few.
This rhythm reached its maximum popularity in the 70's and since then it has become a national symbol of different places in the Caribbean such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States (New York and Miami).
Without a doubt, listening to salsa music invites you to move your feet and move around the dance floor, so let's go around the world and meet some of the most prestigious "Salsa festivals".
Let's go to South America, to Colombia, specifically to Cali, where the World Salsa Festival is held where the best singers of today are presented and salsa competitions are the order of the day. This year 2009, the second edition of this festival was held.
A very popular festival is that of Willemstad, which takes place on the island of Curacao. Here groups that practice this rhythm meet and come from various parts of the American continent and the rest of the world. It is worth mentioning that in this festival, more than exhibitions you can enjoy fabulous concerts.
Europe is also not far behind, in Galicia, Spain, the tourists of the world come to this place to be part of this International Salsa Festival that is in its 8th edition.
Now, if you like to learn to dance salsa, nothing better than doing it in the country where it was born, in Cuba itself.