Rhumba, Salsa, Merengue, etc...What is Your Favorite 'Latin' Music?

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    6 String Veteranposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite 'Latin' music / performer? Rhumba, Salsa, Merengue, etc...Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, etc, etc.

    Also, if you want to get deeper, what distinguishes one music from the other? For examples: why is Salsa ('hot') named as such? Also, Merengue tends to be very fast.

    Give a little history on your fav performer (PLEASE include whatever sources used--Wikipedia, etc). For ex., Tito Puente was a part of the NY latin music scene of a few decades back (plenty of other names there, btw).