UVsportsUniversitat de València Logo del portal

SALSA A 2 (Mambo)

Salsa a 2 is a rythm and a dance originating in Africa, which was developed sincretically in Cuba and became one of the most popular Latin American music styles in mids 1950. Mambo was practiced with a sophisticated style in New York that made jump Palladium Ballroom.

Salsa a 2  is danced following a syncopated beat, mix of African, Latin American and jazz music, and it has a characteristic silence tempo in each pace, that matches with a pause in dancers' movement, with the goal of stress the syncop (move of rythmic accent from strong to soft beat pace).

In modern Salsa a 2, current jazz technical elements are introduced, but not forgetting Afro-Antillian roots.