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Rumba Dance

 Rumba is a family of percussive rhythms, song and dance that originated in Cuba as a combination of the musical traditions of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves and Spanish colonizers. The name derives from the Cuban Spanish word rumbo which means "party" or "spree". It is secular, with no religious connections.[2] People of African descent in Havana and Matanzas originally used the word rumba as a synonym for party.[3] Olavo Alén states that over time, "rumba ceased to be simply another word for party and took on the meaning both of a defined Cuban musical genre and also of a very specific form of dance."[4] The term spread in the 1930s and 1940s to the faster popular music of Cuba (the "Peanut Vendor" was a classic), where it was used as a catch-all term, rather like salsa today. Also, the term is used in the international Latin-American dance syllabus, where it is a misnomer: the music used for this slower dance is the bolero-son. Ballroom rumba, or rhumba, is basically son and not based on the authentic folkloric rumba. Similarly, the African style of pop music called African Rumba or soukous is also son-based.

 
The term is also used today for various styles of popular music from Spain, as part of the so-called Cantes de ida y vuelta, or music that developed between both sides of the atlantic. Flamenco rumba is a genre that is entirely different from Cuban rumba.

Types
  • Cuban Rumba, percussion, song and dance styles that owe their origin to African slaves in Cuba.
  •  Rumba (dance), international dance styles that correspond to slower Cuban music, such as the bolero-son.
  •  Catalan Rumba (rumba catalana), is a genre of music that developed in Barcelona's Romani community.
  •  Flamenco Rumba, a style of flamenco music from Spain also known as Gypsy Rumba or Rumba Gitana.
  •  African Rumba, Inspired by the Cuban son, a style of music that originated in Congo, and evolved into soukous music.
 
 


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Dance Styles
Tango
: One of the most fascinating of all dances, the tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in South America in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements. Originally, the tango was performed only by women, but once it spread into Argentina, it developed into a dance for couples. ... read more

Rumba: The rumba is originally derived from Cuba. Expressed with sensual movement and smooth swaying hips, this is the dance of romance. The characteristic of the rumba is for the lady to "tease and run." The follow flirts and entices the lead, only to run away and come back. The basic rumba dance steps are the foundation that's necessary to embody the character of the dance.... read more

How to dance Cha Cha Cha: Cha-cha-cha, or simply cha-cha, is the name of a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín in 1953. This rhythm was developed from the danzón by a syncopation of the fourth beat. The name is onomatopoeic, derived from the rhythm of the güiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancers' feet.... read more
 

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