The term salsa refers to a 1 Puerto Rican dance music that blends African, Spanish, Cuban and Puerto Rican musical sounds, sometimes with jazzy arrangements. The music 2 and upbeat or slow and mellow. The bands or orchestras combine tight ensemble work with inspiring solos.
Some interesting new developments have recently 3 among salsa percussionists around the world. They have been mixing rhythms and experimenting with 4 with salsa music. Furthermore, Cuban influences have emerged and are contributing to a new style of playing salsa that is different from the traditional Puerto Rican interpretation, 5
This new movement is very healthy for salsa percussionists since it forces musicians to stay on top of 6 form, both technically and 7, particularly in the art of improvisation. It has also given a number of great percussionists the freedom to develop their own style with new ideas and rhythms. Among these are talents such as Anthony Carrillo, Georgie Padilla, and especially Giovanni Hidalgo, who has been a source of great musical inspiration to others. 
It is important to understand that in order to create a new rhythm or style, musicians must be familiar with the fundamentals of the art and 9 with traditional rhythms of salsa. They must study the styles of the pioneers in order to have credibility and remain faithful to the musical form. 10 this knowledge also gives them the confidence to be able to play with any group in any style, at any time.
Although these many elements are not always easy to assemble for live performances, it is certain that salsa music 11 Salsa clubs have sprung up in cities as diverse and far from San Juan as Stockholm, Tokyo, Sydney, and Berlin. Salsa has become so popular around the world that salsa bands 12 entirely of talented musicians and vocalists who are not Puerto Rican have emerged everywhere.
13 Salsa bands require access to a huge array of drums, including the güiro, bongos, timbales, conga, and clave. To add the jibaro touch, 14 Of course, it also takes a bass, a horn section, a chorus and, a lead vocalist to give salsa the right sound. 
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