A hip-shaking music collection featuring many of the hottest salsa bands in North and South America.
¡Salsa! features blazing tracks from Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and New York City, where the modern salsa movement took off in the 1960s and 70s. Salsa has since become the musical heartbeat of much of the Latin world and its reach has spread across the globe.
While the irresistible sounds of Afro-Latin music have long been a highlight of Putumayo collections, ¡Salsa! focuses on the upbeat, danceable style that has become a worldwide phenomenon. Featured prominently on television’s popular dance contest shows, tens of thousands of dance schools have incorporated salsa classes, thousands of nightclubs now offer salsa nights and scores of international salsa congresses and cruises draw in hundreds of thousands of salsa dancers. As a result, salsa has truly become mainstream.
1. Grupo Galé – Volver, Volver
2. Poncho Sanchez – El Shing-A-Ling
3. Chico Alvarez – Rumba En El Solar
4. Eddie Palmieri – Sujétate La Lengua
5. Orquesta Aragón – Son Al Son
6. Son Boricua – Muñeca
7. Fruko y Orquesta – Nací En La Barriada
8. José Cónde y Ola Fresca – Ay Que Rico
9. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loc – Ay Valeria!
10. Juanito y la Agresiva – Angoa