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Salsa Festival in Chennai

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Chennai?s first Salsa Festival, presented by Ergo-The Hindu group kicked off recently.

The dance, which originated in Cuba but was adapted and changed by a host of other cultures ? incorporating rhythms from Afro-Caribbean dances, rhymes from Spanish troubadours and movements from Paris and New York, amongst other places ? has been becoming increasingly popular in the Indian metros in an astonishingly short time.

While Bangalore is being called `Salsa Capital’ of the country,the Latino limbo has become an effective form of social networking in Mumbai and Delhi, where salsa clubs unite enthusiasts.

?Whenever I wanted to learn, I had to go out of the country,? said festival director Lourd Vijay of the LVDS dance school -Bangalore.

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