Salsa! The Dance Sensation Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Dubbed by many the most popular social dance in the world, it is practiced today by people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures. In South Florida, this Latin-flavored dance, infused with Caribbean and African roots, is performed with distinct passion and artistry. From the nightclubs to the performance halls, from senior centers to salsa schools, the dance that began as a folk tradition has exploded into the mainstream. Today, an array of stories, histories, and traditions are recounted on dance floors across the region.
This documentary delves into the dance as an art form, as a bonding agent, and as a chronicler of history and family tradition. From the top performers at the Miami Salsa Congress to salsa school students, it reveals the compelling stories behind this cultural phenomenon. From Casino-style to Colombian, from Puerto Rican to Dominican, the varied forms of the dance help delineate cultural identities, while also creating connections and friendships.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
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