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Salsa Music


#1

So my trainer told me the other day that salsa is some good shit to train too, and I've got to agree -there's something about those rhythms that lend themselves to boxing.

Of course, being the white boy that I am, I got no idea what constitutes good salsa music, or where to start on it.

I really dig the Hector Lavoe song that starts at 1:30 in this video. So point me in the right direction here.


#2

Not a Salsa fan,, but I do like Roy Hargrove's latin jazz.


#3

Fixed.


#4

I dance salsa, so I guess I can leave some links, but I'd never train while listening to it. Maybe it's because I understand the lyrics and that could distract me.

http://youtu.be/VJ30poVoq1A (one of my favourites)

And of course, the Queen of salsa : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lArGoRhFr4E

Those are some I got in my youtube favourites.


#5

My wife is Puerto Rican. She listens to Hector Lavoe, Tito Puente, Andy Montanez, Marc Anthony, Frankie Ruiz, El Gran Combo, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz. I'm sure there a bunch more I'm forgetting.


#6

One more link. That guy is constantly (really) uploading salsa music (some cha cha too) with high quality.'

EDIT : Ah, user channel messes up the forum embedment of links.

Look for the youtube user "raygayo".


#7


This is good, too.


#8

I have some Tito Peunte on my iPod and when I hear it ti reminds me of the TV show Dexter as that show frequently features salsa music.


#9

Some good music there, Edevus. In my salsa days, it was Cachao, Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez. Had never thought of working out to that stuff, but now I think of it, good idea...


#10

Funny, as soon as I read salsa and boxing I immediatly thought of Miguel Cotto. I never understood how him or other latin fighters could train with latin music like that, just never really did it for me when I was training boxing. Then again I wasn't a graceful boxer, I was more of an ungraceful punching bag like Margarito.