San Francisco, USA – The new volume of the Rough guide collection, released this month, centers on Puerto Rico. The Caribbean island has become home to some of the most dynamic rhythms in the world.
The Rough Guide To Salsa De Puerto Rico traces the genre’s development both in Puerto Rico and the Nuyorican communities of the United States.
This collection showcases its most innovative musicians, featuring the music of some of the biggest salsa legends, and also follows how the island’s folkloric styles (such as bomba and plena) were instrumental in the development of salsa.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.