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Salsa

Grades: 3-6
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  • Overview

    "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" is designed to help children understand music and music composition by teaching basic musical concepts and performance skills through the study of popular song styles from around the world. Children are introduced to a new musical style: salsa.

  • The History of Salsa

    In this clip from "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion," Chuck and Ramona break down the history of Salsa music. Salsa music started in the 1960’s and 70’s. Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants wanted to create a music that honored their heritage and homelands, but also integrated the sounds of their new home, New York City. Using instruments such as the piano, sax, trumpet, and bass, along with percussion instruments such as congas, maracas, clave, guiro, these nuevo New Yorkers melded elements from their music back home.

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  • Chuck Vanderchuck's Salsa Explosion

    Lights! Camera! Action! Dressed in their Salsa best, Chuck, Ramona, and Zeppelin take to the stage to perform an original Salsa song. "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" is designed to help children ages 6 to 9 understand music and music composition by teaching basic musical concepts and performance skills through the study of popular song styles from around the world.

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  • Caliente!

    In this clip, Chuck learns the meaning of the Spanish word, "caliente." "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" is designed to help children ages 6 to 9 understand music and music composition by teaching basic musical concepts and performance skills through the study of popular song styles from around the world.

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  • Salsa Explosion Mash-Up

    Chuck and Ramona perform in a psychedelic Salsa music video! "Chuck Vanderchuck's 'Something Something' Explosion" is designed to help children ages 6 to 9 understand music and music composition by teaching basic musical concepts and performance skills through the study of popular song styles from around the world.

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  • Source:

    Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion

    http://pbskids.org/chuck/index.html

    Credits

    Soup2Nuts Animation

  • Source:

    Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion

    http://pbskids.org/chuck/index.html

    Credits

    Soup2Nuts Animation

  • Source:

    Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion

    http://pbskids.org/chuck/index.html

    Credits

    Soup2Nuts Animation

  • Source:

    Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion

    http://pbskids.org/chuck/index.html

    Credits

    Soup2Nuts Animation