Watch the Week 8: Cha-Cha online guitar lesson by Doug Munro from The 8 Essential Latin Guitar Styles
The cha-cha, which got it's name from the actual sound of the dance itself, originated as part of the danzón. The cha-cha became very popular in the US in the 1950's. Please check out Santana's "Oye Como Va", which was written by Tito Puente. Also check out Cal Tjader and Orquesta Aragón.