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Salsa dance music ~ information and examples!

The tempo of salsa music is typically 180 to 210 beats per minute.
 

Salsa Music Examples

 

Salsa Songs

Here are a few popular songs that Salsa can be danced to. Studying this list and hearing and thinking about each song should give you a good idea of the rhythmic feel of the Salsa. While we do not carry CD's containing these selections we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Salsa and the truly excellent Latin Jam series of CD's.

  • "Ave Maria Lola" - Sonora Carruseles
  • "Micaela" - Sonora Carruseles
  • "Ran Kan Kan" - The Mambo Kings soundtrack)

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Salsa CD's

Due to the high number of danceable songs included on each, these CD's offer an exceptional value for those seeking Salsa music. Danceable songs are listed for each along with BPM (beats per minute) information. While we do not carry these CD's we do offer a great practice CD with music written especially for Salsa and the truly excellent Latin Jam series of CD's.
 

Heavy Salsa - Sonora Carruseles
This is the very best salsa CD ever made. Every salsa D.J. has this CD and it contains more danceable salsa songs than any other CD out there. In addition, the songs are great and the CD contains a variety of slow, medium, and fast tempos. Beginners should dance to a tempo of 180-185 beats/minute. The song, "Micaela" on this CD is perfect for beginners.

Songs BPM
Micaela 180
Ave Maria Lola ~192
Mosaico Cumbias: La Cumiamba/Cumbia Cienaguera ~192
La Joda ~200
   

The Mambo Kings - Motion Picture Soundtrack

Wild Wild Salsa - Puerto Rican Power Orchestra

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