I listen to a lot of salsa music, yet during the 96 episodes of the Dexter TV show, I didn’t recognize a single one of the salsa songs that they played. How could that be? My theory is that the producer of the show decided to save money and not pay royalties to real musicians. Instead, they hired some sub-par musicians to produce their own salsa music.
While Dexter was set in Miami, the show was primarily filmed in Los Angeles. So, when the producers wanted to hire some salsa musicians, all they could find were Mexicans because there aren’t many Cubans out there. And since Mexicans don’t know from salsa, the music turned out to be less than inspiring.
Dexter was a great show, but horribly disappointing for salsa fans.
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