The heart of Little Havana in Miami is SW 8th Street, known to those in Miami as Calle Ocho. It is a vibrant community of restaurants, nightlife, shopping, gaming (dominoes is the most popular), and music. While this salsa-inspired number has a number of rhythmic challenges for late intermediate performers, it’s a little easier than In Old Havana.
Key: C major
Mood: excited, passionate, animated
Pedagogy: syncopation, staccato, samba rhythm