Where Does CaliStyleSalsa Come From?

Salsa Dance History

Salsa is not easily defined. What is Salsa? Who invented salsa? Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances.


In the 60’s a wave of Afro-Caribbean rhythms fused with jazz. Izzy Sanabria, a graphic designer at Fania studios, combined them all together under the same name to avoid confusion and to sell the concept more easily.


He chose salsa, a word that was shouted out to bands and musicians to request them to spice up or liven up the music.


We did a research and created this short animated video to clearly explain the birth of the salsa music, how salsa arrived in Colombia and why we dance the way we dance.


You are really going to learn a lot from this video!

Salsa Lessons, Simply Enter Your Name & Email