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Here are some links of interest.

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Salsa and Latin Music

  • Salsaweb
    On-line Latin music magazine. Good links.

  • Samurai Latino
    Intelligently designed and informative site devoted to the Latin music of the Caribbean. A good site for new fans who want to learn about the music, but interesting to devoted fans as well.

  • Salsa Talks with Mary Kent
    Mary shares the articles she's written about and the photos she's taken of her heroes of salsa.

  • Just
    A web magazine dedicated to Latin music and dance culture. Lots of photos.

  • Timba Website
    A site for the fans of timba, Afro-Cuban popular music from Cuba!

    Regional Salsa Sites

    DC area website - of special interest to dancers.

    International Salsa Sources

    The international portal for the dance and music known as Salsa in Norway. Classes, Clubs, Events, Shopping, Links, Video-cips, and more.

  • Salsa Cubana
    Welcome to the Norwegian website dedicated to the music and dance called salsa.

  • Hot Salsa
    Find out what's happening on the salsa scene in France.

  • LatinGate
    Everything you need to know about the salsa scene in Israel. In Hebrew.

  • Der Salsaholic
    Salsa site from Germany with a lot of great links to other European sites. In German and English.

    Toronto salsa. Very nice website on the Toronto salsa scene. Of special interest to dancers.

    Up-to-date German salsa site.

    Other Interesting Music Sites

  • The Brazilian Sound
    Lots of information about Brazilian music including bossa nova, samba, axe music, and Brazilian jazz. Many good links.

  • RootsWorld
    An online magazine on all types of world roots and folk music.

  • Worldwide Samba Homepage
    Information for Brazilian samba aficionados.

    Musician's Web Sites

  • Jazz Corner
    Get to over seventy websites for individual jazz musicians and organizations from this site.

  • Willie Colon

  • Nelson Gonzalez

  • Larry Harlow

  • Johnny Pacheco

  • Luis Perico Ortiz

  • Poncho Sanchez

  • Carlos Santana


  • Music & Dance
    Information for dancers. Latin, swing, etc.

  • Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport
    New York's largest ballroom and Latin dance studios.

  • Dancevision
    Resource for dancers

  • Latin Dance Forever
    Latin dance instruction in and around Los Angeles.

  • Razz M' Tazz
    Leading New York City Latin dance company and studio.


  • LP Music
    Home page for the LP Latin Percussion instrument company

    Martin Cohen's (of LP Music) personal website includes interviews, photos, and soundclips of some of the worlds best percussionists.

  • The Bongo Page
    "A website devoted to the art of bongo drums, bongo drumming and bongo drummers."

  • Chuck Silverman's World Wide Drumming
    Drummer and educator Chuck Silverman, a specialist in applying Afro-Caribbean rhythms to the drumset, offers instructional videos, books and much more.

  • Fat Congas
    Site for Fat Congas, purveyors of cajones and conga drums.

  • The Woodshed - Rhythm Study Source
    A site devoted to the study of rhythm. A great place for percussionists to visit.

  • Alex Pertout
    An informative website from Alex Pertout, Australia's leading specialist in Latin American percussion.

    A site dedicated to bata drums and drumming from Africa and Cuba.

    An educational website offering lessons for drumset, conga, djembe, bongo.etc


  • Plaza Cuba
    Information on traveling in Cuba from a company that leads music, dance and other cultural programs there.

  • 1click2Cuba
    Another website providing more general information on the traveling to and around Cuba.

  • RadioGladysPalmera
    A well-done website for the Barcelona based Radio Gladys Palmera. Lots of information and music, too!

  • EyeQRadio
    An Internet radio station from Miami, Florida, that features, among other things, a radio show hosted by salsa musician Andy Harlow.

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