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Los Hacheros: Bambulaye

Read "Bambulaye" reviewed by James Nadal

New York City is the birthplace of salsa, a rhythmic combination of traditional Cuban son and Puerto Rican dance music, defined by a syncopated five stroke clave (pattern) beat. Developing during the sixties, it's popularity rose to international prominence during the early seventies. Through time, as the music became more homogenized, the term “salsa gorda," has come to identify the authentic structure and intention of those who still perform it as no-nonsense dance music. From the heart of Brooklyn, Los ...


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