Guaguancó and Salsa.

by Shopify API 19 September, 2019

Guaguancó and Salsa.

In today's blog we will know the differences between guaguancó and salsa.
One day a man arrived at TAMBORERIA (CDMX) saying that he wanted to learn to play salsa and I told him that Salsa was a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms.
I told him to look for some kinds of guaguancó on youtube, they are montuno, guajira or full.

But I wanted to write this blog and talk a little about this. As you read this I want to share with you this beautiful song ...

“The salsa genre was looking for a name and at that time they said it was 'swing'. Jerry Masucci tried to put him 'our Latin thing', but it was a very long name. "

A key moment in history occurred at 1966 in Venezuela, when Richie Ray claimed that the music he made was ketchup, meaning that it is a mix. And from there came the term salsa, creating an analogy between Afro-Cuban rhythms and Caribbean cuisine.

Remember that salsa is a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms, why?
Salsa, as a musical form, is the result of the evolution and combination of the Cuban montuno son, the rumba, the bomb, the full, as well as some harmonic tendencies of the American black tradition that include jazz, rhythm and blues, The funky and the soul. The protagonists of that movement are mainly Puerto Rican musicians who knew how to articulate new patterns and progressive rhythmic alterations. The result was a fresh sound that defined their collective. They did it from the Island and the slums of New York with a novel song and a cadence and accent that turns it into dance music. It was based on the forms and styles of the Afro-Caribbean popular tradition, but with a new swing. For this reason, it has become one of the musical expressions that most define the Caribbean identity of the twentieth century.

DO YOU FEEL SO WITH THE SONG YOU PUT ON?

Recall that the Guaguancó is a subgenre of the Cuban rumba and is a rhythm that originated in Cuba as a result of the abolition of slavery on the island in 1886. The guaguancó represents a fusion of several profane Afro-Cuban rituals known as rumbas. The other two important varieties are yambú and columbia. Guaguancó dancers move to the rhythm of percussion instruments surrounded by a choir conducted by a soloist, who perform a highly erotic choreography. The final act meaning the conquest realized is known as the `` vaccinate ''.

Many, if not the vast majority, of the guaguancós were anonymous compositions. The oldest ones date from the end of the Spanish colonial era on the Island and are known as "rumbas of the time of Spain". Despite its purely African rhythms, the guaguancó reveals certain Spanish influences, especially in its Flemish manifestations and the tenth peasant in the texts. According to Mongo Santamaría, one of the best known performers of this genre, the guaguancó emerged when Afro-Cubans tried to sing flamenco.

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