On-line Latin Music
and Dance Sources
This is just a list of some sources that mayor may not be
interesting, or irrelevent or rubbish. They all link onto different,
and the same sites! If you run a site or find one, please send me
This is now getting bigger and bigger - I have tried to rationalise
it a bit with some vague categories, but if you want a good idea of
what is on the Net try one of the many other indexes. Try also the
world and UK links pages for other
City/Country based guides and mail
- Clubs and classes in Glasgow
A WWW server on partner dancing in Glasgow run by Neil
- OYE ¡LISTEN!
an Amsterdam based Latin Music magazine is prodcuing an
international version and putting some on-line. Includes extensive
- Mail Jorge at
[email protected] to get on a German/European Salsa
- Little Judy's Latin
Music Online! guide to the New York Salsa Scene,
with club and band listings, pictures and music clips.
in the UK. Information on Samba Schools in the UK, other
'street music' and links to the World
Wide Samba network
in London For those in London, or visiting London there
is a new page by Callum Downie on Salsa clubs and classes in
- Dance classes in Bristol,
UK, put together by Steve. Details of 2 different schools, and
where to learn to dance other things
- Casa Latina, a
latin club in Leeds, UK, has a good set of pages with details of
bands playing regularly.
- A German
Salsa Page Guide to Latin dance and music in Germany.
- Salsa in
Muenchen A site by Peter Baumann. Lots of things on local
Munich activities, nice graphics and a good, un-cluttered range of
- Latin Dance: Boston
- rec.music.afro-latin for talk on latin music,
dance and concerts in the USA!
- A Swedish Salsa Club
- Philippe from Grenoble has a salsa
page in his guide to Grenoble music. They have a couple of
schools and 3 nights a month.
'96 " A WORKSHOP AND FESTIVAL OF AFROCUBAN MUSIC AND DANCE!
AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 1, 1996 Banff Alberta Canada. Contact:
[email protected] . SOunds a great place to go - but why
in Canada?? appart from it being a beautiful place to go
Home Page Israel.
General Music sites
- Wilson and
Alroy's Record Reviews Great site with reviews of many of
Willie Colon and Ruben Blades' recording, and many other of the
salsa greats such as Juan Luis Guerra, India, Irakere, Marc
Anthony, Daniela Mercury (Brazil), NG La Banda, The New York Band,
Orquesta De La Luz, Eddie Palmieri, Silvio Rodríguez and
Los Van Van.
- The All
music site, has hundereds of pages on all musics including
salsa, danzón, Mexican, Samba, Pachanga, Rhumba etc, and
web sites on all the major artists, their discographies, links etc
etc. there are some big holes, and spaces for readers to add their
own comments, or fill in whole pages if necessary (e.g. not so
much on Pedro Maffia!)
LatinoWeb Art and Music Page Very good starting point.
- A cuban music magazine is on line -REVISTA
SALSA CUBAN, and another US based magazine worth looking at -
- to buy music try MUNDIAL,
an established mail order service in the Netherlands. We get all
the tango from here.
- For salsa, there is the trusted DESCARGA
in the US
- New Cuban Music Site
American Music Center "The Latin American Music Center
fosters the research and performance of Latin American art music
and performance of the repertory. Founded in 1961 by distinguished
composer and musicologist Juan Orrego-Salas, the center has
established an important library, has promoted exchanges between
musicians and scholars from the United States and Latin America,
and commissioned, performed, and recorded exemplary music."
They have a huge list of Latin American on-line sources, and an
even bigger one of on-line music sources
- Great site in France on Salsa
" ME GUSTA LA SALSA !" - guide to the rhythms, and salsa in
Paris and France
Music on The Web ...con Sabor! a site by a couple of lads in
New Jersey, but without much so far.
- Antino's latin
music page. Another great new page from a musician with sound
files on rhythms of salsa percussion.
Latina - page with lots of Midi files
MusiCa Latin American Music Center on-line magazine.
Rae Condry explaining the history of some of the different forms
of music ( Mariachi, Tango ), and with links to resources and
shops in various places. It is part of Latinos
Infiltrating CyberSpace with sections on geography,
Literature, food, histroy etc.
Andean band playing in Europe. Includes loads of links for Andean
- Latin Music
files Down load music clips, and get info in discs and
Cuban Music files and Info
- great music site
y Güira a source 'dedicada a la música dominicana
en todos sus géneros.'
Music Page With info on Flamenco and Andean Music
- Electric Mercado Latin
Pages - with a music section
- Internet guide to
Afro-Carribean Music(OK not exactly 'Latin')
music -Tex Mex style latino music home page.
- ROCK EN
ESPAÑOL including bands from Spain, Argentina, Chile,
Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. It is being put together by Marco
Flamenco Guitar links Page
- Flamenco in
London by Chris. Information on Flamenco classes/ and bars
etc. in London.
- La Factoria Del
Ritmo - A magazine about music in Spain.
Jazz and Blues and Online. Includes lots of links to music and
instrument specific pages. Getting better every time I have a
- George Bonilla writes "visit our new web site dedicated to
recordings of Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz and Latin Rock as well as
biographies of musicians and groups and discographies. http://www.incarock.com
- A salsa page by Chicho
Brazilian or Samba
For more go to the Tango
Bands/ Musicians etc
Some are by fans, some by the record companies and some by the
band themselves. For lots of NYC bands see Latin
Colon's own web site (looks like he did it himself!)
Maestra "The group Sierra Maestra is generally viewed as
Cuba's premier 'son' band. 'Son' first originated in Cuba in the
1920s and could be described as the predecessor of salsa. The
9-piece band plays in the traditional lineup of guitar, trumpet,
bongo, tres, guiro and vocals, augmented by electric bass and some
extra congas. Sierra Maestra first got together in 1976."
and Music of Ruben Blades Page
Luis Guerra Page
- A Jose
Feliciano home page in Italy.
- Want to book a Merengue House band Sancocho" who have 3
hits with "tumba la casa", "rumba te tumba" and "no es de
verdad" featuring Raul Acosta of Oro Solido... told they are no
longer, but contact Chino for
Lationo A band in Notre Dame, USA, with details and sound
a band in Houston, Texas, USA. "Sentir now plays an incendiary mix
of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, including Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa,
Dominican merengue and Colombian cumbia..." Sounds good. Includes
details for how to get their CD
- Gloria Estafan
Gloria Estafan Page
- - Subscribe to a
Gloria Estafan Mailing list
Kings at Epic Records
Andean band playing in Europe. INcludes loads of links for Andean
Libre. Politicall motivated Chilian indian band
Mashis, indian band from Ecuador playing traditional and
contemporary andean music
Hotlist Great list of on-line dance resources, although
not much on Latin yet.
- Dance Directory from Whole Internet
Catalog (run by shawn of the Tango Server)
Ballroom Wacky learn to dance on the information superhighway!
If you can't find a partner, you can always dance with your
computer. Includes steps and music for Salsa, Rumba, Merengue, Cha
Cha Cha, Tango etc.
- rec.arts.dance (more square dance than lambada)
Capoeira a source on the dance/martial art from a school in
Archive An ftp site on world.std.com, a public access Internet
system. "The Dancers' Archive is an international listing of
dance studios, places to dance, teachers, books, videos, dance
clubs/societies, newsletters, magazines and whatever papers/FAQs
on dance that can be made available electronically." ( Eileen
Bauer). It contains mails from mailing lists on many dance topics
- catagorised by type. The latin section seens to be more towards
the ballroom' formalised stuff, but contains some interesting
debates and information as well.
NOW music retail catalogue has lots of music from South America.
I include here a couple of links, but explore yourself.
A Latino Music Bookstore - "specialising in the American (i.e.
USA, I guess) Latino experience"
This was compiled in 1995, so there is loads
more things out there now, but this could be a start. Many of the
sites have ceased to exist - I guess the owners got a
links etc etc
- The Global Net
Directorio de América Latina
- Electric Mercado Latin
- Urban The Latino
Magazine They have a bullitin board where you can post details
for your latino event, but it is empty so far. Graphics a bit
slow. "Bienvenidos (welcome) to the premiere issue of URBAN
(The Latino Magazine) conceived and created by the people at SOL
Concepts. SOL Concepts is an organization formed in 1991 by a
group of Latino artists who, besides heritage, had in common their
love of art and self expression. This organization is dedicated to
providing a fertile environment in which artisticindividuals can
flourish and mature. This magazine hopes to bring forth the spirit
of Latinos as a community. Our spirit is eternity, our spirit is
creativity, our spirit is fierceness."
Page great page with orignial poetry and writing by a latina
on line. -DEAD
Infiltrating CyberSpace with sections on geography,
Literature, food, history etc, from the USA. DEAD
society at Cardiff University Lots of info on Brazil and
Brazilian life in the UK. Great page. DEAD
Embassy in London
- Synopses of
Brazilian Newspapers FTP
about Brazilian football
- Culture of the Andes
Argentina server Lots of stuff on Argentina including music
files and lots of lyrics.
- Uruguay Home
Pages"Lots on Uruguay, geography people, government, sport,
reasonably up to date news.
- Spainish Internet
- etc, etc.
links to these newsgroups if your viewer can cope.
- rec.travel.latin-america, for travel information
Published by J Stewart
Last Updated 5/12/99, although not fully