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Considered a descendent of the Cuban mambo, Salsa has it's roots in Cuba but is thought to have developed into its' present form in 1960's New York, although some scholars would argue it was born in southern Florida after Cuban immigrants came over and began using electric instruments to develop the sound. It is also believed that prior to being electrified, in it's acoutstic form it was known as "Son" music. Many musicians and researchers alike would argue that the term Salsa or "Latin Jazz" is more a concept than an actual type of music, and could be applied to a whole range of cuban music. Regardless, today salsa is played all over the world and is considered the most popular of all Latin music and dance forms.