International Salsa Museum



A non-profit corporation seeking to raise funds in the form of contributions/grants for the acquisition and development of a state of the art museum

Who We Are

The International Salsa Museum (ISM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization passionately dedicated to preserving the vibrant legacy of salsa music.

We are actively seeking contributions and grants to develop a world-class, state-of-the-art museum in the heart of the Bronx – “El Condado De La Salsa.”

Your support will help us create a dynamic cultural landmark that celebrates the rich history of salsa, fostering a deeper appreciation for its impact and inspiring future generations. Join us in making this vision a reality and ensuring the spirit of salsa thrives for years to come.

Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye/ Photography By: Allen Spatz

Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye / Photography by: Allen Spatz

International Salsa Museum

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What will Donations to ISM Support?

Your gifts will allow ISM to present the rich history of Salsa, Son, Mambo, Bomba, Pachanga, Guaguanco, Son Montuno, Tumbao, Rumba, and Latin Jazz music; and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures that have influenced its development.

ISM will use donations to help curate a unique collection of core exhibits that will be “hands-on,” interactive, engaging, and fun.

In addition, your donations will directly support:

Music programs

Our comprehensive music program will offer students six years and older the opportunity to develop a clear understanding on Salsa music history along with music theory, production, band management, musical direction, composition, music business and other courses that will assist in their professional development.Taught by professionals in the music industry.

Dance programs

Our dance program will offer Salsa dance classes ranging from various styles ranging from On 2 – Colombian style. These classes will be taught by the best salsa dancers New York City has to offer.

Educational programs

Our educational programs which will collaborate with schools and other institutions in New York City and the Tri-State area.