Originally from Cuba, but expanded throughout Latin America, it has a mix of son, cha-cha-cha, mambo, etc.

Constantly bored or are you new to the world of salsa?

You should concentrate on the musical genre, get to know it more closely to know all its styles and see which one is best for you.

You can choose between the afro-latino, the caleño, the cuban, the Los Angeles and the New York styles.

Although the Afro-Latin style is very popular in the Caribbean, countries like Venezuela, Ecuador and, to a lesser extent, Peru also stand out.

The Colombian style, Cali. It is known for his quick steps and skipping motions.

The Cuban style and that of the last Americans already mentioned are similar, because when the salsa was created in Cuba, its arrival in the United States was quick.

  1. Llorarás (You will cry)

Dimensión Latina – Oscar D’León

With Oscar D’León in voice, the orchestra achieved the greatest success of its history; this sticky theme is found in the album “Dimensión Latina 75”, released in 1975. Although there were hits like Que bailen tós, La Piragua, etc. Llorarás, composed by the same Oscar was the first international success. The musical arrangements were always by Monges and Oscar D’León.

His subject tells us about his ex-partner who cheated on him and, although his love was pure, it was never returned in its entirety. However, Oscar D’León thinks that everything gets back in this life and she did not know how to value it, so she will regret it and “cry.”

  1. Timbalero (Timpanist)

El Gran Combo the Puerto Rico

The group that has been published almost 100 albums in the salsa industry, could not stop being on this list. One of his most popular songs is Timbalero, a song that shows in all its expression this great orchestra.

  1. Rebelión (Rebellion)

Joe Arroyo

This song describes better than any other the so-called salsa dura or brava, a sound that revolutionized the genre, highlighting musical virtues that many exponents used later.

Slavery, mistreatment, the African Diaspora, emancipation and freedom, among many other interpretations, immortalized the song.

Regarding the narrative, it is clear that Rebellion is an impeccable chronicle: a journalistic story, if one wants to perfectly narrated (sung). However, the great legacy of the song, and what is famous in the whole world, is the musical footprint.

Discos Fuentes decided to make a music video whose result, a couple of years later, was an extravagant sketch with the walls of Cartagena as a backdrop, in which some Cartagena dancers made a silly choreography in which a Spaniard in a wig – another mulato – hit the black one. A tender tropical farce.

I want to tell my brother a bit of black history, of the
our history, gentleman

In the sixteen hundred years, when the tyrant commanded
the streets of Cartagena, that story lived.
When those slavers came there, Africans in chains
They kissed my land, perpetual slavery

  1. Gitana (Gypsy)

Willie Colón

Colón was known as a trombonist and a great musician, after Héctor Lavoe’s departure from his orchestra, he took the microphone and became the new voice, surprising the audience. Gitana emerges from the album “Tiempo Pa ‘Matar”, released in 1984.

Its subject of greater radial success turned out to be “Gitana” which owns evident Spanish airs and whose authorship belongs to “Manzanita”, also known like Jose Manuel Ortega a Madrilenian singer who was characterized by his broken voice.

In case one day I die
And you read this paper
That you know how much I love you
Even if I do not see you again
I know you were never mine
You have not been, nor are you
But from my heart
A bit you have
You have, you have, you have, you have

The song directed for a gypsy girl that he fell in love with at first sight, but he is certain that she has not even looked at him, but he has hope and wants to give her his love that he considers to be very pure.

  1. Cali Pachanguero (Cali is party)

Grupo Niche

In the voice of Puerto Rican Tito Gómez, but written by Jairo Varela, this song became the flagship theme of the Colombian orchestra. The album “No Hay Quinto Malo”, released in 1984, reveals this wonderful subject. The Codiscos label released a new video with the original voices in 2014.

The story you did not know behind the legendary song.

In 1982, the group were on a tour in New York. During a rehearsal, Varela noticed that a young man was watching them, so he invited him to chat. He was a Caleño who had traveled to the United States illegally in search of the American dream but due to the bad weather, he dreamed of returning to his homeland. He managed to move Varela deeply, for what Cali Pachanguero wrote.

  1. Periódico de ayer (Yesterday’s newspaper)

Hector Lavoe

From the album “De Ti Depende” released in 1976, this song is revealed, considered the best of Héctor Lavoe, even the best of the genre, for its sensational lyrics, its wonderful arrangements and of course, the interpretation of Lavoe.

Your love is a newspaper of yesterday
that nobody else tries and read
sensational when it came out at dawn
at noon and confirmed news
and in the afternoon forgotten matter.
Your love is a newspaper of yesterday
It was the headline that reached full page
that’s why they already know you where they want
your name has been a cut that I saved
and in the album of oblivion I stuck it.

This theme is directed to an ex-love that thinks and believes that there is still love for him, but that is already really happened, since you already passed page.

  1. Fuego en el 23 (Fire in the 23rd)

Sonora Matancera

This theme belongs to Arsenio Rodríguez, a Cuban artist who became blind as a child as a result of an accident. Despite his state he learned to play the tres (string instrument).

The story you did not know behind the legendary song.

One afternoon, in the department of Arsenio, located on the fifth floor of building 23 East, on 110th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue in New York, a fire broke out and smoke ran through the fifth level of the building.

Among so many people someone shouted there is fire at 23rd Street 110! And the singer Luis “Wito” Kortright hurried Arsenio and led him out of the building away from the danger. It was then that this song was born in rhythm of “Son” recorded in 1957.

It is clear that salsa has something that awakens us inside to dance it. Regardless of what gender it belongs to, it is proven to be the best for any party.



You heard correctly: nowadays there is no association representing the youtubers.

So, they have gone on their own a group of European creators, with the aim of telling the politicians of Brussels all the problems we would have if this was approved Article.

Possibly this can cause some migration of talent outside countries of the European Union and towards the United States. 

Some creators within the European Union will stop creating content and others from outside the union will be blocked within Europe.

For example, only in Spain there are more than 1000 YouTube channe;s that generate enough audience so that their authors have something like a salary and can dedicate themselves to create content and in some cases even to hire people.

Something similar happens in other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter that the creators of online content are already a small industry that has 1000 workers in the UK and that generates value for the whole society.

It is true that YouTube is a US company, but the youtuber with the most subscribers in the world is Swedish and the youtuber with the largest audience in the Spanish-speaking world is Spanish.

This means that in Europe there is no lack of creators, but the problem is that there is no association that represents youtubers; the great mass media or the record companies have their employers and their unions. Youtubers… not because they have started very little by little.

The story of any YouTube channel is the following: you start with your own resources, upload videos because you like them and, as you grow, there comes a time where you can dedicate yourself to this one hundred percent.

A European directive to regulate copyright on the internet, article 13, is as catastrophic as it is painted and what is more important what youtubers can do about it.

Article 13 paragraph 4. YouTube is responsible for the content that is on the platform, but has limited liability and this means that YouTube would be required to inform them that there may be songs on your platform and you have to ask them if they want to block them or if they want to be paid a license, so according to this version of article 13 if YouTube shows that you have done everything possible to protect the copyright you cannot sue.

YouTube could become a television channel where only the great creators could survive because they can afford a lawyer to manage their copyright.

Now the filter works well, because if you try to upload a movie or a series, a song, because it detects you and the video is blocked and that’s it, but it also works very badly. For example, James Rouse blocked a piece that is public domain that was touching him because I said I have detected this, and I think you do not play it.

On the other hand, the filter does not detect when you are uploading an entire movie or when you have uploaded an eight-second fragment into a video where you can be doing a didactic analysis, but the filter does not understand contexts, the filter only knows if the content is and will eliminate it.

With this law, social networks are going to have to make their filters work much more aggressively.

For example, in a day in which one hundred videos are uploaded, seventy of them are videos without third-party content, twenty-five of them use third-party content but legally and five of them use third-party content making the copyright infringement, but If social networks make filters work more aggressively, almost all these videos will be deleted or, at least, everything will be blocked preventive until you start a manual filter.

Obviously, it will better capture the copyrighted content, but it gives problems to almost half of the content creators who had done nothing wrong, and this can be explained with an example: it’s like a fishing net if you make the holes in the network finer you get more things, but you do not get them selectively.

That is why there are people who call them the meme, although in the European Union they say that today the memes will remain legal, but it will be very difficult to create content without problems.

Those who support the directive are large companies that say they are not paid enough compared to what they receive from Spotify and may be right, but they will isolate the European Union from the rest of the world.

There are many against this, even the founder of Wikipedia and most of the creators of content and even many consumers who feel that they are going to be isolated, but nobody really is against the essence of the directive to fight for Copyright.

The European Commission cannot approve directives, they have to propose them to the parliament and the European Council and it is these two institutions that write two different versions of the directive and this is where the problems begin: the providers of content dissemination services perform an act of communication towards the public, which basically means that YouTube becomes unlimited responsible for the content that is published on the platform.

We are only in the middle of the road.

The process to get a European directive is the following: first the European Commission proposes it and there we have the first draft of article 13, then the parliament draws up its text and votes and there we have the second draft article 13, but there is a third actor: the European Council and they also have their own version of Article 13.

On the one hand we have the representative of the European Commission who enters with his advisors, on the other the representatives of the parliament and the other to the council, all of them come with their advisors, in total, we talk about 30 people who meet every week to amend what is voted in parliament, being a very slow process.

The directive was already voted in favor on September 12, it should be said that although the directive received four hundred and thirty-eight votes in favor and two hundred and twenty-six against, article thirteen received only three hundred sixty-six in favor and two hundred and ninety-seven against. The final version of the directive will be voted between January and April 2019 so there is still time to change the formulation of article thirteen.

The certain thing is that once it had been ratified in the parliament it would have to take it to the national parliaments, that is, each member country would have to draw its own law following the guidelines of this directive and that is where the creators come back online.

But… what about UK?

A very striking thing with the creators of the United Kingdom is that although they were all against Brexit in general, they suddenly started to think that if Great Britain leaves the European Union and does not apply article thirteen, we will be able to continue creating content. continue to consume content from the United States and other countries and suddenly there is a good part of people who were very opposed to Brexit, but now it is very confusing.

Although it must also be said that it depends on whether the Brexit becomes aggressive or softly, maybe they end up covered by article thirteen of this directive or, maybe not.

We are going to imagine that I upload a video clip of a music group for example of ACDC without their permission, that is, I am doing something illegal at that moment ACDC or the record company that has its rights can denounce me, but it denounces me and can demand that I pay a fine millionaire to me, but the problem is money because I cannot pay a millionaire fine because I simply do not have a million euros, then ACDC they go to YouTube and ask you to remove the video. For these things YouTube has a special filter called content ID, in this case they send their song to YouTube and YouTube scans the song and looks for all the videos where it appears and blocks them. This is what the law says, but now comes the interesting part because at this moment ACDC arrive and they say to YouTube: and if instead of removing the songs you pay us a license? So far, the law does not say anything about that, that is, YouTube is forced to remove the song if they ask, but the law says nothing about negotiating contracts. However, as the people of YouTube is very great tells them do not worry we are going to do business, if you think I’ll pay a percentage of the money we generate with the ads that go in that video, that is, they negotiate a contract and you will say it is a high percentage or a low percentage because according to the record companies it is quite low. We only know one thing, associations like impala that are the ones that represent the record companies in Brussels want YouTube to pay them more and for that they need a stronger position in the negotiations with a new copyright law and this is how in 2016 the European Commission released the first draft of the so-called directive for copyright in the European single market. According to this YouTube law and all other content platforms are obliged to compensate the copyright owners, being much more favourable.”

“Let’s go back to the example of ACDC, now not only they denounce me for violating their copyright, but also YouTube.”


Lately, fears and anti-immigration political speeches are very much alive.

From the very beginnings of humanity, people began to move basically to get food, which forced them to go continuously from one place to another (of course, then the borders did not exist the only limitation to move from one place to another was the autonomy of our feet), but of course all this began to change with the emergence of modern societies, that is, communities settled in a particular place where work to produce food, tools and everything necessary to trade and live.

I do not support Donald Trump, but there is something in which he is right: if you want to be a citizen of Mexico, you will not be allowed to be a Mexican citizen because it is one of the most difficult places to get citizenship.

What to say about the USA, almost all of its population comes from other countries or lives in territories that belonged to other countries, as is the case of the lands of California, New Mexico or Texas that historically belonged to Mexico, but of course when the economic data say that immigration drives growth and development with higher levels of employment, entrepreneurship and productivity, so anti-immigration critics makes many other excuses.

For example, a look at what happens in the country with the most immigrants in the world, the US, between 1990 and 2013 the number of illegal immigrants went from 3 million and a half people to approximately 11 million. However, in the same period, according to the FBI, the number of violent crimes fell by 8%.

Mexico has an immigration law much more restrictive than the US, so you can get an idea only in 2015 the Mexican government deported more than 100,000 illegal immigrants while the US 300,000 in a territory three times less populated and receive much less immigrants. We can say that Mexicans deport practically anyone who enters the country through the borders with Guatemala and Belize or, at least, all those who decide to stay in the country instead of continuing their trip to the USA.

The immigrant population in Mexico does not even reach 1%.

While the president of Mexico says that Mexicans in the US are honest and hardworking people, they are good people who respect the family, who respect community life and respect the law, as Mexicans deserve the respect of all. 48% of Mexican public opinion claimed to have a very bad opinion about Central American immigrants.

The Mexican newspaper “La mañana” published an article that supported the border wall but in southern Mexico, stating that the problem they are living Mexico and the US can be resolved and this is with the construction of the border wall proposed by Trump, but in the south to prevent the illegal crossing of Central Americans.

Immigration to Mexico is due to its geographical location.

Imagine that you live in Nicaragua and want to emigrate to the US, but that you do not have the resources to buy a plane ticket, because the only way to get there by land is by crossing Mexico by road.

The largest flow of immigration in the world is from Latin America to the US.

Only in 2015 did this trip more than 22 million people and it is a dangerous route on roads in a terrible state and in ultra-violent areas, because places like Chiapas, Guerrero or Sinaloa are the real epicentres of drug trafficking because they suffer all possible abuses such as extortion, kidnapping, human trafficking, drug trafficking, trafficking in persons for the purpose of labour and sexual exploitation.

Many of those people who arrive in southern Mexico continue their trip to the United States on the roof of a freight train, known as the beast or the train of death.

This situation was the perfect excuse for the government of Mexico to take out the general population law in the 70s, a law that among other things served to avoid the abuse towards immigrants and things like the white slave trade. The problem that that at first might seem a noble motivation became a real hell for foreigners.

This law allowed the government to expel foreigners and the secretary of government may deny foreigners entry to the country, or the change of quality or migratory characteristic when required by the national demographic balance, in other words, Mexico is only willing to receive foreigners who come from rich countries and possibly have white skin.

The result is that seven out of every ten immigrants are Americans and practically the rest come from Spain, indeed, there are twice as many Spaniards as Guatemalans (this would not be a surprise if it were not because Guatemala borders Mexico). Mexico has practically the same number of Germans as of Peruvians, in other words, that if you come from Europe or from the US you will not have any problem in obtaining the visa because apparently you are contributing to help the demographic balance, while the others are considered a threat democratic.

But not only that, is that with this law being an illegal immigrant was considered a federal crime that means that at any time and anywhere the Mexican police could stop you in the street and ask for the papers. If you did not have them you were not only deported your own country but also forced you to pay a fine that was equivalent to twice the average Mexican salary, all this could go unnoticed in the international community after all each country is free to set the immigration laws you want.

However, in 2010 something happened that would uncover the shame of an entire nation.

The governor of Arizona Jan Brewer signed the immigration law of the State considered one of the toughest, being practically a carbon copy of Mexican law, but on a small scale because for example although this state considers illegal immigration is also a crime as not ,It is the government of Washington, it can only be pursued within the limits of what Arizona is, this means that it is not a federal crime.

However, this law captured the attention of all the global media and, what was then the president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón was not left behind: “any regulation that focuses on criminalising the phenomenon of migration a social phenomenon, an economic phenomenon and criminalising it in this way opens the door to intolerance, hatred, discrimination, abuse in the application of the law. “

Logically, the international reaction was immediate and for that reason in less than a year the Mexican government was forced to change its general population law in which the illegal entry into the country was finally decriminalised, completely, because the Mexican police can ask the papers to anyone who thinks he is an illegal immigrant because it is as it is, for example in the US the authorities need to have at least the suspicion that they have committed an offence to ask you for the papers. In Mexico it is totally normal end up in a police van and if you add to the little control there is, you find things like to escape deportation some immigrants pay between 30 and 300 dollars to the police.

“When I saw the caravan I just thought: I’m going to suffer. But I was encouraged to come because I cannot do anything anymore. Because even working you cannot earn anything because of the high level of crime and another thing is the economic inflation.”

25p more for your burger

Since April of this year, there has been a ban on the sale of single-use products made of plastic, such as straws. Following the example of Scotland.

In total, it is estimated that there are 150 million tons of plastic in the oceans, causing 100,000 deaths of marine mammals. So, its goal is to reduce garbage in the sea.

At the rate at which this material is produced, experts predict that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the sea than marine life. Apparently we are on track to cause our own catastrophe. According to a study published in 2010 by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis of the USA and the University of Georgia in Greece, it is estimated that around 10 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.

For this, the Government will allocate 61.4 million pounds.

After several months, chains like Waitrose, will remove all disposable coffee cups from their stores for this fall. His argument for wanting to eliminate these is that they can not be recycled by normal systems, since they are made of cardboard with a tightly bonded polyethylene lining, which is difficult to remove.

It has been proven that coffee chains such as Starbucks, Pret, Costa … recycle less than one glass out of every 400 used, which is a problem, since around seven million cups of cardboard coffee are used every day in the United Kingdom.
However, Starbucks offers its customers a 25 pence discount if they bring their own glasses, although not many take advantage of this offer.

Since September plastic straws to McDonalds, since according to BBC, the chain uses an average of 1.8 m each day in its locals in the United Kingdom that can not be recycled and of which, most will end up in our seas.

At the end of March, a new recycling was announced, which consisted of a surcharge of 20p for each bottle and can purchased, although the amount would be reimbursed once the container is returned.

According to a survey, more than half of Londoners would like to replace plastic bottles with reusable containers.

Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs last night stormed: “If the government wants to encourage economic growth it should be taxed, not discriminating against people on the basis of what they eat and drink.”

Theresa May last month revealed plans to the plastic bag charge to 10p and extend it to every shop.


Being environmentalists could cost jobs

Starbucks, Costa, Caffè Nero and Pret recycle less than one glass out of every 400 used.

This fact contrasts with the corporate image of respect for the environment that these chains offer their customers. Several activists accuse these coffee shops of lying about the number of paper cups they recycle.

The Scottish government has banned single-use cups in its main buildings

In the United Kingdom about seven million cups of cardboard coffee are used every day, an amount that costs 2.5 million pounds.

For example, in all Costa coffee cups the recycling symbol appears, the three arrows in a continuous loop, although the vast majority of them do not come from reused cardboard, and they will never be recycled.

But Caerphilly-based manufacturer Paul Synott said bans were “unnecessary” and all UK-produced paper cups could be recycled with better infrastructure.

The PCA, which represents manufacturers, wants governments and councils to increase the number of bins to recycle paper cups and mechanisms to transport them to the processing facilities.

However, Mr Synoot said that because of this tax could cost jobs. Additionally, he thinks these are the best product in terms of food hygiene and convenience.

The companies have tried to counteract the scandal, although they have not given great explanations. Starbucks offers its customers a 25 pence discount if they bring their own glasses, although it is not clear how many of their customers use the offer.


Eat what you want day

The International Eat What You Want Day is an annual celebration on May 11th. It celebrates the acceptance of the human body and the diversity of its forms.

The goal is to draw attention and remember the dangers of some exaggerated dietary regimes.

Thomas and Ruth Roy from emerged to help people get a break from diets. This medication was supported by many nutritionists, who agree that they dare to get rid of themselves can be really beneficial.

This day is very much for the International Day Without Diets (6th May) created by the British feminist Mary Evans Young who must fight against the industry of dietary products and alert the world about the dangers of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.

The main goals of this day are:

  1. Challenge the idea of ​​a “correct” body shape (beauty canon)
  2. Create awareness of weight discrimination
  3. Declare a day free of diets and obsessions for body weight.
  4. Highlight facts about the slimming products industry, drawing attention to the ineffectiveness of many commercial diets (without consulting a doctor).
  5. Remember the victims of eating disorders.

Some people think that everyday should be Eat what you want day

The vegans also pronounced themselves:

Call a friend and go out to have fun and indulge yourself.



Cleaning up after the bank holiday

After having enjoyed the May bank holiday with sensational temperature in London (with an average that exceeded 23 degrees Celsius).

After the bank holiday, throughout the United Kingdom, there have been many affected public sites such as parks and beaches.

The population is not concerned about the environment and instead of depositing the waste used in the appropriate containers we can see that it has been scattered on the ground of parks such as Clapham Common.


It is necessary to make people aware of the problem, as we can see we are in a period of global warming and deforestation. To reduce this, each council should monitor these certain areas.

However, not only the council should work on this, but also members of the public. The population has launched a campaign called “Take your rubbish home!” To clean up the parks and beaches after the holiday bank.

However, attitudes also have to be changed to ensure that one week’s clean-up is not replaced by another week’s worth of rubbish.

Awareness of the advantages of keeping the environment clean needs to start at school and campaigns can be launched to encourage people not to leave their trash behind.

Why is it important to recycle and clean up?

An activist explained, “Most people visit our nature reserves and the countryside for a nice day out and to spot some wildlife; not only does litter spoil the look of our nature reserves and the wider countryside in general, it’s also dangerous for wildlife.”


Cleaning up litter in Brighton and Hove costs the city more than £5M a year. After the busiest weekend of the year ,so far, residents were disgusted to wake up to a beach strewn with litter. Exactly, to the council costs £5.2M a year, as they need 178 cleaning staff.

But the scale of the problem is huge, with almost a tonne of rubbish found on Sussex beaches in a single week.

The interviewed said: “People have been leaving cans, bottles, crisp packets and rubbish at the playing fields, which happens every time we have a bit of nice weather and a holiday. It seems to be particularly bad at the moment, and it is tragic to see the area looking like this in view of all the trouble we have gone to in order to improve it.”

Outrage in England over the possible sale of Wembley



For many people, the Wembley stadium is the home of English football and has a huge significance. For his part, Ken Bates, ex-owner of Chelsea and between 1997 and 2001 was President of Wembley as director of the FA said: “It is a disgrace to suggest that it should be sold when it is a national treasure.”

At Wembley, England was proclaimed champion in the World Cup that was organised in 1966 and one of the heroes, goalkeeper Gordon Banks, spoke to The Sun saying: “It’s a mistake that England has to play away from Wembley while a (American) football team plays there in the fall, Wembley, as a stadium, makes the country feel proud of his football. ”

On the other hand, Gary Linker, BBC presenter said: “If money goes to grassroots football, to make fields, artificial or otherwise, for young people to play, it could be a positive thing.”


Another painful issue for fans is the economic issue.

The construction of the stadium will cost £757 million. Of these, £161 were contributed by different means of public financing. The FA still has a debt of 113 million for the construction of the stadium, which it expects to have fully amortised in 2024.

From the TaxPayers’ Alliance – a partnership for tax rebates – his campaign manager James Price demanded that “taxpayers must recover their money from any sale that occurs.”






British Government seeks to protect children from social media

Today Jeremy Hunt published a letter in the “Sunday Times” addressing social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, explaining the impact on children which is not usually taken into account. 
Hunt gave them a one-month deadline to report on what will be done to protect the children. Minister of Culture, Media and Sports Matthew Hancock, is considering tightening the legislation. 
It is morally wrong for companies to do nothing about this when thousands of users breach the terms and conditions, and secondary effects on children are not taken into account.
Currently, the minimum age to access Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat is thirteen, although the latter has a version for children under 13.

The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, Wendy Burn, agreed with the Minister when she considered that “the self-regulation” of social networks in this area “has failed”.

For his part, Facebook’s policy director, Karim Palant, said that he “Welcomes the commitment of the Minister of Health” and assured that “he shares his ambition to create a safe and supportive environment for young people “online”.

Next week, Matthew Hancock will meet with seventeen representatives of the most popular social media networks among those under the age of eighteen, including Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest to address this issue.

“If we can not trust their policies, we must take action and not hesitate to toughen the law,” said Hancock.