Every year towards the end of September, Cali hosts the Worldwide Festival of Salsa. Today, being the 20th of September, the festival is just wrapping up. What is interesting is how salsa is danced in Cali and because of that, I wish I were better versed in the varied styles and history of the dance.
Is ‘salsa swing’ (or ‘swing latino’) the same as salsa from Cali or is it its own style? For the style I’m referring to, you can watch parts of the first video on the Festival Mundial de Salsa or the second video, which focuses on the fast-moving style found in salsa caleña.