This is an unusual book, which combines the author's personal links with Salsa, Colombia and his, and his Colombian wife's, family. It is also a history of salsa; its birth as a distinctive dance form, its spread from Colombia and Cuba to Europe and the United States, and the way in which it has mutated through its adoption by millions who are not connected to its roots and cultural values.
I particularly enjoyed the personal elements of the book and the parts which are more of a travelogue than a history. The history, though interesting, was a little too detailed for me, and i was glad when the author moved back into describing his visits to Cartagena, Cali and Medellin, and his own experiences of Salsa around the world.
Enjoyable, particularly if you enjoy salsa music or have any connection with Colombia