Saul Delhom this Salsa I like is one of the things I like the most is to learn, create and share.
Each DJ brings in his own way a vision of salsa and a very interesting sector contributing to the cultural richness.
Musical themes are like some smells, they are capriciously anchored to certain moments of our life and when you experience them again they are able to make you travel in time in an instant, have you experienced it? A salsa, a son, a mambo.
Just by listening to the first bars, for some reason your skin bristles, and memories cascade. That is the basis of this book, a very simple idea: What salsa do you like?
Within the salsa world, there is a group that rarely receives the recognition it deserves.
They are those who work with thousands of musical themes before their eyes and hands pass hundreds of albums, who select the ones you like and also the ones you still don’t know you like, for me they are salsa sommeliers, or more popularly: DJs.
I contacted DJs from different parts of the world and asked them variants of the initial question: What salsa do you like? What song do you have a memory associated with? What song attracts you musically? The result of their answers is this condensed book made up of all these wonderful stories and anecdotes from nearly one hundred DJs, whether for sentimental or purely musical reasons.
The format of the book is just right so as not to be distracted by frills, where the person and what he tells is the important thing. For that reason, it has a peculiar orientation, more common in calendars, since it opens from bottom to top, instead of right to left. I wanted to layout it with that orientation because that way, while you are reading the text, you have the photograph at the top, as if it were behind the book talking to you, always present, centered, and not on a displaced side. It is a detail that is perhaps too subtle but that I considered important.
Another feature, already common in many of my music-related books, is that on each page you can find a Spotify app code to scan and listen to the song. In addition to the stories, I have discovered many interesting topics with this book!
I felt really privileged to be the first person to read all the texts that have been sent to me.
Each DJ brings in his own way a very interesting vision of salsa and the industry, providing cultural richness.
I was also delighted to see the diversity in terms of the type of stories, from a song that fondly remembers a mother, to the technical analysis of composition and the reason for its enjoyment. And as for another type of diversity, I have tried to have as many women as possible, although it is true that we are already starting from a lower percentage.
Already at the beginning of the book, I apologize for leaving hundreds of women out of it, either for lack of time or lack of knowledge on my part and for that reason, in addition to the fantastic support from the collective, I have decided to start with another book that will be the continuation of this first volume. Stay tuned because it will soon be published!
“Esta salsa me gusta – DJs Edition”
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Article of Interest: Bella Martinez, the irreverent Salsa writer