Salsa and other afro-latin dances

v Electronic resources


Discussions, mostly in English but sometimes in Spanish of afro-cuban music, often salsa. There is occasional discussion of dancing to such music.

Web sites

Mailing list


There is a mailing list on the 'net dedicated to Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Mambo and Merengue dance and music.

If you wish to subscribe, you can send an email to: with: Subscribe in the subject. (Unsubscribe works like well).

The list isn't runned on The address I specified is a forwarding address that I created to avoid having the real address appear on USENET because of spammers. Only subscribe/unsubscribe requests get forwarded to the list.

Jacques G.

> Salsa vs Mambo

> The name "Salsa"

> Salsa, Vallenato, and Cumbia

> Bomba and Plena

> Salsa instructional dance videos

> The Clave: Creole Cuban Instrument, by Rebeca Mauleón

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Last modified on: Saturday, October 9, 1999.