Mila Thigpen, the Conservatory’s interim chair of dance, shares some of her favorite salsa tracks for getting into a weekend vibe and onto the dance floor.
I love salsa! Always enticed to the dance floor, my body invites the Afro-Caribbean cadences to travel along my muscle fibers, producing syncopated footwork, hip and torso motion, as well as effortless spins. I find liberation and release in the rhythm and motion of salsa’s dance form.
The hardest part of creating this playlist was choosing only a few songs. There is such a wide range of salsa music styles displaying rich, complex rhythms and instrumentation that have evolved over time. This playlist samples a few of the songs that create lively soundscapes for people connecting through salsa.