Salsa Music Dictionary

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by peachexploration, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. pr

    pr Capitán Del Estilo

    Welcome Sweavo!!! :D Are you "from" :?: :p
  2. sweavo

    sweavo Maestro 'Guaguanco' Rodríguez

    Yes, that's the way I came in, did I leave the door open? :)
  3. peachexploration

    peachexploration Maestro 'Timbalero' Puente

    Fantastic! Welcome Sweavo. Nice to have you here. :D
  4. pr

    pr Capitán Del Estilo

    I recognized your username... ;)
  5. TheBear_CanDanceToo

    TheBear_CanDanceToo Shine Officer

    Does Bachata warrant a mention in the dictionary?
  6. peachexploration

    peachexploration Maestro 'Timbalero' Puente

    Well Bear, it's not really Salsa... ;)
  7. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    3 of the most important terms-- Danzon, Systemo Cubano and TRIPLE Mambo would be more in keeping with origins .

    These are the basis for which all the current social dances (Mambo, Salsa and Cha ) have their roots .

    Also Pachanga was huge in L.A. in the late fifties and early sixties -- had many people come in for lessons .
  8. gabe0725

    gabe0725 Descarga

    I got one.
    Being a musician I've been stumped on the official meaning of the word so it'll be good to find info on it. I've gone with it meaning a particular style of playing congas but the word is........


    I've heard it used in sentences to describe other musicians (mostly congueros) like:

    "chacho bro, ese tipo tiene un mazacote bien cabron."

    (my spanish might be a lil off, lol)
  9. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    Litteral meaning is.. Hard, as in not soft
  10. This is not a real different this is just a concrete description of each of these styles. I think you need to go to music structure and culture for more details.
  11. amanda

    amanda Changui

    Very well done. Thanks for sharing such a great info.
  12. drew2008

    drew2008 Changui

    great post very informative, I can get here great ideas.
  13. La Voz

    La Voz Changui

    Wow, you've made my day with this. As a Cuban i actually never knew about these genres. Thank you so much.
  14. Salsa Timing

    Salsa Timing Changui

    Great dictionary of terms. Very helpful. Thanks for posting!
  15. marcozm

    marcozm Changui

    nice, thank you.!!
  16. Yacamaca

    Yacamaca Changui

    Note that many songs are not always 100% of one type. Just like in many art forms people blend and mix and come up with new styles. So one song can have the main structures of one style but with stuff added to that..
  17. edobrien3

    edobrien3 Changui

    pretty thorough list! didn't know they were called bongoseros!
  18. djtijeras

    djtijeras Changui

    Awesome Breakdown!
  19. DJWalterBNice

    DJWalterBNice Changui

    Great post!!!
  20. DJWalterBNice

    DJWalterBNice Changui

    Great post and very useful !!!

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