Latin Roots: Prog Rock? How About Prog Salsa? : World Cafe In the '70s, jazzy experimentation extended beyond the then-burgeoning prog-rock movement.
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Latin Roots: Prog Salsa

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Latin Roots: Prog Rock? How About Prog Salsa?

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Latin Roots: Prog Salsa

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Sonora Ponceña, a Puerto Rican salsa band, has been active for 50 years. They're one of the bands picked by Ernesto Lechner to showcase the music known as "progressive salsa." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sonora Ponceña, a Puerto Rican salsa band, has been active for 50 years. They're one of the bands picked by Ernesto Lechner to showcase the music known as "progressive salsa."

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Set List

  • "Boranda" by Sonora Ponceña
  • "Que Se Sepa" by Roberto Roena

For World Cafe's latest Latin Roots segment, Ernesto Lechner from The Latin Alternative is here to discuss progressive salsa. This 1970s music was influenced by the burgeoning prog-rock movement in the U.K. and the U.S., and, as Lechner puts it, there was a conscious effort to be as experimental as possible. He'll play a couple of examples (and include a Spotify playlist) on this page.