Latin America is the home of a sheer endless reservoir of rhythm, melody and dance. A broad variety of various traditions of dance and music holds at the same time tremendous creative potentials for further fusions and sounds. 


From a more global perspective, music is more vivid and productive in those regions of the world where different nationalities, cultures and traditions are living side by side and in vital exchange. Accordingly the richness is more a result of variety than of purity and in no other place in the world this becomes more apparent than in the Caribbean. The multiple music styles of these island cultures are among the most dynamic and influential ones in the world...
(Weltmusik, Rough guide) 

"Salsa, the untameable joy of life of the Latin American people, is a general term for different dance rhythms at home in the Spanish speaking Caribbean." 
Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, Son, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata.