Fresh off the press, and hot from the oven, Episode #5 of the Pandora Podcast Series is ready for you to hear and download. Get ready to dance, y’all. Watch your toes.

This time, we tear into salsa. Pandora music analyst and salsa bandleader Marina Garza brings in the percussionist, pianist, and bassist from her band, Orquesta D’Soul, and they pick apart the classic rhythmic patterns that link together like puzzle pieces to build salsa grooves. They play examples of the older Cuban styles that gave birth to this music — son and cha — and show how mambo and salsa beats revolve around the clave.
Check it out here.

Marina and I will be fielding questions and comments on the podcast page, and we look forward to hearing what you have to say. Enjoy!



  1. psytrance dj
    February 07, 2007 at 4:35pm
    Great track

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