The Raíces Latin Music Museum is dedicated to the musical, cultural, and historical preservation of Latin music, particularly the Afro-Caribbean forms that originated in New York City and are commonly referred to as “salsa”.

The Raíces Collection is the country’s largest and most diverse collection of materials relating to the genre, and was designated an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures in 2000. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, we are in the process of building a permanent home in El Barrio.


New interactive website coming soon.

Contact: Ramon Rodriguez, Executive Director
(212) 427-2244 x 572 1 East 104th Street, NYC, 10029
Raíces is a grateful recipient of public support from The Institute for Museum and Library Services and Bank America Charitable Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Save Americas Treasures, New York State Council on the Arts and New York State Assembly Member Adam Clayton Powell, IV. Major support is also generously provided by the following corporations and individuals: Boys & Girls Harbor, The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, the family and friends of Bill Gordon and other generous individuals.