The dance Salsa is developed by Puerto Ricans to integrate with a new New York/Puerto Rican style of music. The music has a slower beat than mambo and as a norm, it’s very romantic There are indications the term Salsa was coined by radio jockeys in Puerto Rico as early as the 1960’s, later associated with a new York sound developed by Puerto Rican musicians. Salsa is considered the national music and dance of Puerto Rico. The fusion of an Afro-Caribbean beat with enhanced jazz textures results in an aggressive high energy pulse which has become popular everywhere. Many of the patterns are closely related to those of the mambo and Cha Cha Cha.