We had this discussion in another thread, but NY was where the term was coined, for music that immigrants were playing, so I can't really credit NY for salsa.It's going to depend on your area... what's popular in Nashville sin't necessarily popular in Boston, London, Paris, or Hong Kong.
There's a global pop genre which is a mixture of pop music with electronica influences. People like Justin Beiber are currently charting in the US, CA, Europe, and Asia at the same time. In fact, most of the top 40 music across the globe is the same. Looking at the US, UK, and Thailand, it looks like Bruno Mars' "24k" is in the top 20 in all those areas.
Country music is on the rise in parts of the US as it's becoming less country and more pop. There's one radio channel now in Massachusetts that plays country, which there has never been in the past. Still Hip Hop, pop, and rock are the big genres here. NYC is similar, but the style of music will be slightly different.
Salsa music has not really moved much in the US in terms of popularity. Salsa music is from NYC, but it's from the 1960s, so many younger people aren't latching on to it. It's still one of the distinct styles of American music, but like jazz it's largely out of the limelight.
I guess there really isn't an answer to your question, but sites like http://www.lanet.lv/misc/charts/ can help you see what's charting in different countries. As globalized as we are, music is still very local, so everyone's going to have a fairly different answer.
Yeah, it's dance driven, and dancers usually like to have a couple of different styles. The ladies get tired of the under arm turn in Salsa.OMG! The primary basis of Salsa is Cuban Son. Many other influences over the years came together generally in the US, and (once again generally) NY,NY would have been the focal point where the term and the music Salsa originated around the late 60s - early 70s.
^Quick and dirty that.
Around here, for a good while, the local Salsa bands were throwing in more styles from other Latin American countries. Such as Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, stuff like that too keep the crowds happy. The number of Salsa bands here has been declining for a good while so I wouldn't say that it's increasing in popularity. Yeah I know, Its the rust belt, but there used to be a pretty happening scene here in the 90s.
Sorry, didn't remember that we had talked about it before!We had this discussion in another thread
Slight variation, but Salsa really did come together in NYC, and is really a fusion of several types of Latin music from Cuba,with some other influences.We had this discussion in another thread, but NY was where the term was coined, for music that immigrants were playing, so I can't really credit NY for salsa.
Oh, eh what is popular their, and why would anyone care, anyone with any talent already left town, and went somewhere where the locals are you know. Nice!I can't speak to the history of Salsa at all, but I can tell you it isn't very popular in the inland northwest. I can't think of a single club in my area except for a multicultural center in Spokane, though there are a couple of clubs down in Boise.
I am not even sure what you said there. It sounds vaguely insulting, but your use of the language leaves that in doubt. Luckily the locals, even the talented ones, don't give a rip.Oh, eh what is popular their, and why would anyone care, anyone with any talent already left town, and went somewhere where the locals are you know. Nice!
I can't really credit NY for salsa.
I see smooth's contribution to the forum is up to his usual standard.Oh, eh what is popular their, and why would anyone care, anyone with any talent already left town, and went somewhere where the locals are you know. Nice!