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Part One:
One Man's Word
Part Two:
Turning Westward
Part Three:
An African Movement
Part Four:
Part Five:
Part Six:
Puerto Rico
Part Seven:
Borinquen NYC
Part Eight:
Who Owns Salsa?
Part Nine:
Salsa in the UK

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A History of Salsa


Subject: Thanks for the mentions / credits / recognition

I'd like to know who the writer is
(the author of the History of Salsa)

Give my thanks and offer a few notes.

Izzy Sanabria


Aparacio, Frances A. (1997) Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music and Puerto Rican Cultures. Wesleyan University Pr; ISBN 0819563080.

Austerlitz, Paul (1996). Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity. Temple University Press. ISBN 1566394848.

Bottomer, Paul (1990). Tango Argentino: The Technique. Sounds Sensational. ISBN 0 9517243 0 4.

Dworsky, Alan, and Sansby, Betsy (1994). Conga Drumming: A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time. Dancing Hands Music. ISBN 0963880101.

Dworsky, Alan, and Sansby, Betsy (1997). A Rhythmic Vocabulary: A Musician's Guide to Understanding and Improvising With Rhythm. Dancing Hands Music. ISBN 0963880128.

Fryer, Peter (1984). Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain. Pluto Press. ISBN 0861047494.

Gerard, Charley (1998). Salsa: The Rhythm of Latin Music (Performance in World Music Series, No. 3). White Cliffs Media Company. ISBN 0941677354.

Glasser, Ruth (1997). My Music Is My Flag : Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities, 1917-1940 (Latinos in American Society and Culture). University of California Press. ISBN 0520208900.

Harris, Paul (1998) Salsa & Merengue: the Essential Step-by-Step Guide. Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1850586993.

Jonas, Gerald (1992). Dancing: The Power of Dance Around the World.
ISBN 0 563 36411 4.

Mañuel, Peter (1995). Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae. Temple University Press. ISBN 1566393396.

Mauleon, Rebeca (1993). Salsa Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble, Spiral edition. Sher Music Company. ISBN 0961470194.

Mauleon-Santana, Rebeca (1999). 101 Montunos. Sher Music Company.
ISBN 1 883217 07 5.

Ospina, Hernando C. (1992). Salsa! Havana Heat, Bronx Beat. New York University Press. ISBN 090615698X.

Roberts, John Storm (1999). The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195121015.

Steward, Sue (1999). Salsa: Musical Heartbeat of Latin America. Thames and Hudson. ISBN 050028153X.

Sublette, Ned (2004). Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556525168.

Sulsbrück, Birger (1990). Latin-American Percussion, revised edition. Beekman Pub. ISBN 0846433966.

Waxer, Lise (2002). Situating Salsa: Global Markets and Local Meanings in Latin Popular Music (Perspectives in Global Pop). Routledge. ISBN 0815340206.

Williamson, Edwin (1993). The Penguin History of Latin America. The Penguin Press, 1992. ISBN 0 14 012559 0.

"Getting Started With Congas" series with Bobby Sanabria, LP music.

"Latin-American Percussion" by Birger Sulsbrück.

"Nuestra Cosa Latina - Our Latin Thing" produced by Larry Harlow.

"Salsa Nightclub Style" by Eddie Torres.

American Memory Library of Congress
History of Dance

Izzy Sanabria's Salsa Pages

The Timetable History of Cuba by J.A.Sierra

Tuning with the Enemy


1999 Salsa & Merengue Society