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The notion of sauce It has two great uses: on the one hand, it is the mixture consisting of several edible substances that is used to spice up or season foods . On the other, it is a dance music genre , with Afro-Cuban influence, which is executed by traditional instruments of the Caribbean .

As for its connection with gastronomy, there are various types of sauces. Usually they are used to accompany pasta, such as noodles, gnocchi, ravioli or any other. The best known are the White sauce (it is made with flour and margarine), the Bolognese sauce or bolognese (can be made with minced meat or textured soy, tomato and spices) and the mayonnaise sauce or Mayonnaise (It is made from oil and soy milk or also with oil and egg). Other names are pink sauce , tartar sauce , Provencal sauce , etc.

Emergence of salsa, musical influences

As a musical genre, salsa was born in the mid-decade of 1960 between New York and Puerto Rico . Of course, his background is much more remote. The first salsa performers (the name, as can be assumed, comes from the integration of different components) appealed to the combinations between the mambo , the guaracha and the latin jazz , among other rhythms.

The roots of salsa do not come from a certain point but from several because this musical genre is the result of the fusion of various aspects of the musical culture of various ethnicities; mainly we can mention Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico and certain neighborhoods from the cities of Miami and New York in the United States.

A key aspect in the development of salsa was the exile of many Cubans after the revolution headed by Fidel Castro . The Cubans carried their rhythms like the are and mixed them with others, contributing to the development of the sauce. This same fact makes many socialist Cubans consider that salsa, as a musical genre with its own specificities, does not exist, but is a commercial version of the son.

The name that was given comes from a song called "Échale Salsita" and that the Cuban Ignacio Piñeiro sang in 1933; the same no It only featured a novel melody but included the trumpet in this musical style for the first time and had a more danceable touch. It is worth mentioning that in Caribbean music terms such as "salsa", "flavor" and "sugar" have always been used as an interjections' to motivate the public to dance and get excited.

He Commercial success of this genre took place in the 70s , when it began to be marketed and present itself especially in spaces for dance fans; since then and even today, it is one of the styles of most popular dance in all of America and that it has even crossed the ocean and made itself present in many different points of the globe.

Anyway, it is important to point out that many times we talk about salsa as a certain musical styleHowever, the term refers to a varied set of rhythms and styles that share origin and whose purpose is to brighten the environment. Celia Cruz herself, a Cuban singer of this genre, once said that it was Cuban music with another name and that within styles like mambo, chachachá, rumba, son are included ; This explains why the sauce has a varied and heterogeneous rhythmic quality.

Anyway, before this happened, this genre was building slowly, taking things from the various music that formed , like the boleros, the habaneras and, in recent years, the rhythms introduced by more contemporary music like dance, from which salsa has taken many things to modernize and always stay alive and present in all discos and places where people attend to dance and have fun.

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