Salsa is a popular form o social dance that oreeginated in New York wi strang influences frae Laitin Americae, pairteecularly Colombie, Cuba an Puerto Rico. The movements o salsa hae its origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo an ither dance forms, an the dance, alang wi the salsa muisic, oreeginatit in the mid-1970s in New York.
- Boggs 1992, pp. 187-193
- Hutchinson 2004, p. 116. Hutchinson says salsa music and dance "both originated with Cuban rhythms that were brought to New York and adopted, adapted, reformulated, and made new by the Puerto Ricans living there."
- Catapano 2011
- Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo. World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific. Retrieved 2013-12-04.