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  • Cuba is a fascinating island, and for many, the forbidden island. Salsa Blanca has been teaching about Cuba for over 15 years, and we hope that you enjoy our articles on Cuba and Cuban music. Whether you are interested in taking a trip to Cuba and want …

New book about Joseito Fernadez released

  • Joseito Fernandez and Guantanamera Most people know what is arguably the most famous Cuban song ever written, but do they know the composer? The song is Guantanamera, and the composer was Joseito Fernandez. Ask just about any Cuban and they will not on …

New Interview With Fay Roberts of Orquesta Charangoa

  • Fay Roberts y Su Orquesta Charangoa The first Cuban music podcast is now live! It features Fay Roberts of Orquesta Charangoa. We discuss Richard Egües, Charanga, the Los Angeles music scene, Lady Gaga, and of course the new record. Here is an excerpt: …

Cuban Music Podcasts Beginning

  • Bus stop in Havana (©2004 Jon Griffin) I am going to start a new podcasting series, and am going to try and get interviews a few times a month. First up will be Fay Robers of Orquesta Charangoa in Los Angeles. I am firming up the date for the interview …

Giga Samples

  • I finally moved all of the free gigasamples to their own domain! You can find all the .gig files from both Worra’s Place and the Cuban samples from this site on Giga Samples. I also plan on adding some conversions to other formats as I get time. Just g …

Welcome To Salsa Blanca

  • Havana Vieja, Cuba (Jon Griffin) Cuba is a fascinating island, and for many, the forbidden island. Salsa Blanca has been teaching about Cuba for over 15 years, and we hope that you enjoy our articles on Cuba. Whether you are interested in taking a trip …

Updated Batá Information – Cuban Sacred Drums

  • The article on the Bata drums has been updated. I incorporated more of the Spanish version by Olavo Alen Rodriguez and cleaned it up a bit. The batá drums are the sacred instruments of Cuban Santería. They are made up of three hourglass-shaped drums of …

Salsa Blanca’s New Website

  • Salsa Blanca has made the move. The new software is running and we have taken the opportunity to update and change some of the content. More video and audio has been added. We also have several new articles in the works. The store has been revamped as …

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