4th Annual Salsa India fest gets underway

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Mumbai, Apr 3 (UNI) The four-day 4th Annual Salsa India festival, organised by renowned Salsa dancer Kaytee Namgyal, started with a performance of the dance by international artists, here today.

''Salsa is more than a dance, its a social activity. And Mumbai being a trend-setting city, is a good place to hold the event,'' Mr Namgyal said.

The festival will have 45 dance workshops and 34 performances, attended by 25 international Salsa performers and the city's afficionados of the Latin dance.

''The dance is not difficult and an average person will take only 3-4 months to learn the technique. Bombay has really taken to the dance, since last year. It is also rapidly growing in Europe and the middle-east,'' said Alex de Smet, Dubai-based Belgian dancer, who will perform at the festival.

Salsa is a Latin American dance, developed in Cuba by African slaves, as a religious dance. It gained popularity accross the world, especially in the US, when the term ''Salsa'' was coined.

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