Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sep 15 – Oct 15, 2014 and to celebrate, here is a new video for “La Clave,” by Andrés Salguero from his recent release, ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!.
“La Clave” refers to the musical instrument that keeps the rhythm in salsa music. It also refers to the beat itself which Salguero demonstrates as he sings “Pa Pa, Pa Pa Pa.” “La Clave” encourages participation as viewers are encouraged to sing along with the lyrical text while also visually experiencing what the heartbeat of salsa looks, feels and sounds like. You don’t have to know Spanish or salsa to participate. The key is to find your own rhythm and move along. I guarantee you will.
BONUS!! – Andrés put together a web tutorial demonstrating how to play La Clave, the musical instrument used to create the rhythm in Salsa and Afro Cuban music. This is an excellent opportunity to and make music with your family while introducing them to the sounds of World music. Bring along some rhythm sticks or use simply use your hands and follow along!
To learn more about La Clave click here.