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Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn't
     

Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn't

by Matt Rendell
 

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Every week for much of the year, millions of Brits view and vote on Strictly Come Dancing, with the salsa being one of the most popular dances. Dark, enticing Afro-Caribbean rhythms; moving bodies gently interlaced, responding to the music: at first sight, salsa dancing seems to recover something our regimented British lives suppress. Salsa can reconnect

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Every week for much of the year, millions of Brits view and vote on Strictly Come Dancing, with the salsa being one of the most popular dances. Dark, enticing Afro-Caribbean rhythms; moving bodies gently interlaced, responding to the music: at first sight, salsa dancing seems to recover something our regimented British lives suppress. Salsa can reconnect us with our bodies. So we seem to think: with perhaps a million Britons taking a class every week, salsa is statistically their national dance.

Matt Rendell learned salsa the British way, as an adult, rote-learning figures and routines. His Colombian wife, Vivi, acquired salsa in early childhood from her parents and grandparents; the dance made her part of her community.

A love story about two people from cultures at sometimes comical cross-purposes, Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn't explores how the world's most popular dance went global, how it reached the UK and whether the saucy, salacious salsa of their national fantasy life is really as exotic as they like to think.

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 • "A timely reminder of the simple heart of salsa." —Metro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845963996
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

MATT RENDELL is the author of several other books, including the award-winning King of the Mountains and The Death of Marco Pantani, and most recently Olympic Gangster. He is married and divides his time between Bristol and Medellín, Colombia.

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