Salsa is a dynamic subgenre of Latin music that’s influenced by a variety of Latin styles along with jazz. Though its origins are debatable, salsa rose to prominence in New York City during the 1960s. It is primarily associated with Cuban and Puerto Rican artists but has spread across Latin America and beyond.
Discover the genre’s essential tracks with our Salsa Classics playlist below.
Discover other subgenres in our Subgenre Spotlight series.