The History and Influence of Cuban Salsa Dancing Cuban Salsa, both the musical and the dance forms, were originally inspired by several cultures including the indigenous Cuban culture, African culture, and Spanish culture. Each of these unique influences, when mixed together, created a spicy blend of artistic flavors that continues to appeal to people from around the globe. The births of Salsa music and Salsa dance go hand-in-hand. This paper will examine the rise of the music, the creation of Salsa dance styles, and the ways in which these styles and forms made their way from Cuba to the United States and other countries. I will argue that Salsa music and Salsa dancing drew from several sources then intermingled with other Latin-American...The end:
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