Saturday, 19 December 2009


It is bloody cold here in London. In an attempt to create an illusion of warmth, here are a couple of choice numbers from the late Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz.

"Canto A La Habana"

"Pachito Eche"

Here is a 1987 clip of Celia performing the latter song with some help from Tito Puente and friends:

It is a little known fact that salsa was actually invented in the UK and exported to Cuba. Here is an early example. Try to overlook the lead singer's pink suit and unfortunate "Jazz Hitler" hairstyle.

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