â€œSalsaâ€ is Spanish for â€œsauceâ€ and, when used in a culinary setting, refers to something spicy that adds an extra kick to a dish. The latest release from Putumayo World music certainly packs a lot of punch too.
Â¡Salsa! features blazing tracks from Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and New York City, where the modern salsa movement took off in the 1960s and 70s. Salsa has since become the musical heartbeat of much of the Latin world and its reach has spread across the globe.