Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower’s waist with the leaders right hand, while holding the followers right hand with the leader’s left hand at the followers eye level. Regional Mexican is a radio format encompassing the multiple musical genres from rural Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Genres include banda, Duranguense, grupera, mariachi, New Mexico music, Norteño, Tejano, and others. Salsa is primarily Cuban son, itself a fusion of Spanish canción and guitar and Afro-Cuban percussion, merged with African-American music styles such as jazz. Salsa also occasionally incorporates elements of R&B, and funk.