Son de Cuba being danced.

El hijo de Cuba se bailando.







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The Latin Dances:

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The Latin Dances being taught and developed un the Latina Danza de Arte Cultura Program are:
Los Bailes latinos se enseñando y siendo desarrollados Onu el Latina Danza del
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" An attempt will be made on how the American companies created an elitist and discriminatory policy where English was valued more than Spanish in Cuba and mimics how  white owned  American Sugar conglomerates kept an economic and social wall between the criollos and Americans doing business and working in Cuba. Perez [  On Becoming Cuban : Identity, Nationality, and Culture  by Louis A. Perez Jr, Louis A. Perez   ] tracing of the development of Cuban music such as the son, rumba, conga,mambo, and cha cha cha points to the paternalistic misused of Cuban artists for the benefit and enrichment of North American entrepreneurs. the mass appeal and promotion of Salsa ( Spanish for Sauce  )."  Mr. Roger M. Christian.
Una tentativa se hará en cómo las compañías Americanas crearon una elite y la política discriminatoria donde inglés se valoró más que español en Cuba e imita los conglomerados Americanos, poseídos y cuán blancos de Azúcar mantuvieron una pared económica y social entre el criollos y los Americanos que hacen el negocio y trabajar en Cuba. Perez [En cubano Bonito: La identidad, la Nacionalidad, y Cultiva por Louis A. Perez Hijo, Louis A. Perez] trazando del desarrollo de la música cubana tal como el hijo, la rumba, la conga, el mambo, y los puntos de cha de cha de cha al paternalístico maltratado de artistas cubanos para el beneficio y el enriquecimiento de empresarios norteamericanos. la apelación y la promoción masivas de Salsa (español para la Salsa). ". Sr. Roger M. Cristiano.
Mambo:  Mambo is a Cuban musical jazz [ African American Jazz Musicians brought in to entertain American tourist starting during the late 30s and Cuban Musicians would jam together in hotel basements, and other night venues )form and dance style. The word mambo (conversation with the gods) is the name of a priestess in Haitians [ Who were brought in at to wash, cook, and clean for the Americans soldiers during the late 19th Century. ] voodo, derived from the language of the African slaves who were imported into the Caribbean.
"It's a great time for Latin American dances," says Mambo King Eddie Torres. "The Mambo is hot now, like it was in the '50's. It is a dance with many influences -- African, Cuban, Jazz, Hip-Hop, even some ballet. You'll never run out of steps."
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Son Montuno: Son Montuno ~ Arsenio Rodríguez initially developed this dance music to dance from son. He added instrumental solos called montunos. He also added guaguanco influence, increased the importance of the trumpets and tres, and added new instruments such as the congas and piano. Benny Moré (popularly known as "El Bárbaro del Ritmo", which translates roughly as "The Fantastic Man of Rhythm") further evolved the genre, adding guaracha, bolero and mambo influences, helping make him extraordinarily popular and is now cited as perhaps the greatest sonero.
Later, mambo was derived from son montuno and danzón by making the montuno sections the focus of songs.
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Cuban GuarachaOriginating in Spain, evolved largely in Cuba, later in Miami, and New York City. Traditionally an early form of peasant street music with satirical lyric content somewhat in the Son rhythm style. In Cuba it is now use as a loose term for a general, medium-tempo Son Montuno or a little brighter-style tune or groove.
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Guaracha derived from the fusion of a vast cloud of rhythms during the mid 1950s in Cuba. It started as a descarga-like musicalization (in fact, called descarga) provided by various bands. But it was actually the Sonora Matancera orchestra who put a seal of perfection when Celia Cruz joined it. Because she was mainly a Santería (Afro Cuban) singer, she was able to integrate her style to further enrich this mixture of all Cuban rhythms. Following the Sonora Matancera, others, like Beny Moré, Roberto Faz, Pío Leyva, Riverside and Rumba Havana expanded it to exhibit it in New York, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and other countries.

At the mid 1960s, the Guaracha name started to fade away without losing its popularity. By the end of the 1960s, Guaracha would have acquired a new name and style: Casino, what most people refer to as Salsa.

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Cha Cha Cha:  Cha Cha Cha / Chas Chas Chas : The cha-cha-cha (in Spanish chachachá) is a Latin American style of dance music derived from the rumba and mambo in 4/4 meter.

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Son de Cuba:

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Danzon : Danzón is the official music of Cuba, and derives from a European-influenced ballroom dance played by Cuban ensembles. These orchestras played refined music for the upper class in pre-Castro Cuba. The most famous danzones are Almendra and Tres Lindas Cubanas.

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Bolero: Bolero in Spain ~ Bolero is a 3/4 dance that originated in Spain in the late 18th century, a combination of the contradanza and the sevillana [1]. It is danced by either a soloist or a couple. It is in a moderately slow tempo and is performed to music which is sung and accompanied by castanets and guitars with lyrics of five to seven syllables in each of four lines per verse. It is in triple time and usually has a triplet on the second beat of each bar. A number of classical composers have written works based on this dance: Frédéric Chopin wrote a bolero for solo piano, and Maurice Ravel's Boléro is one of his most famous works, originally written as a ballet score but now usually played as a concert piece

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MerengueMerengue is a type of lively, joyful music and dance that comes from the Dominican Republic.

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Bachata:  Bachata is a form of music and dance that originated in the countryside and rural marginal neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic. Its subjects are usually romantic; especially prevalent are tales of heartbreak and sadness. In fact, the original term used to name the genre used to be "amargue" ("bitterness," or "bitter music"), until the rather ambiguous (and mood-neutral) term bachata became popular.

Bachata grew out of - and is still closely related to - the pan Latin-American romantic style called bolero. Over time, it has been influenced by merengue - a fast paced danceable music also native to the Dominican Republic - and by a variety of Latin American guitar styles.

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CumbiaCumbia is originally a Colombian folk dance and dance music and is Colombia's representative national dance and music along with vallenato. Cumbia is very popular, widely known in the Latin music mainstream (except Brazil); South America, as well as Central America and Mexico, with lots of regional variations and tendencies. The traditional instruments of cumbia were mainly percussion; different types of drums, claves and a güiro, and woodwinds; flutes.

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Paso Doble:  Paso Doble or pasodoble is a lively Spanish style of dance to the duple meter march-like pasodoble music. Paso doble means "two step" in Spanish.

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PachangaPachanga is a type of Latin American music and dance originating from Cuba in the 1960s. The dance briefly replaced the cha-cha in popularity, but ultimately was short lived. It still remains very popular, however, in Cali, Colombia, where the original hits of this genre can be heard any day of the week on various radio stations and, in the weekends, at dozens of dance clubs. Also a yearly river float trip taking place on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. Festivites include copious amounts of libations and revelry. A true Pachanga[1] event must include the use of the infamous 'SS Pachanga' which can be seen and heard from great distances. The annually event is scheduled for July 22, 2006.

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Bossa NovaBossa nova was a fad dance that corresponded to the bossa nova music. It was introduced in 1960 and faded out in the mid-sixties.

Bossa nova music, soft and with sophisticated vocal rhythms and improvisations, is well suited for listening, but failed to become dance music, despite heavy promotion for it as yet another dance craze of 1960s.

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SambaSamba is one of the most popular forms of music in Brazil. It is widely viewed as Brazil's national musical style. The name samba most probably comes from the Angolan semba (mesemba), a type of ritual music

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Lambada:  Lambada is a dance which became internationally popular in the 1980s. The exact origin of the dance is somewhat disputed but it is known to have begun in Brazil and has forerunners such as the forró, sayas, the maxixe, and the carimbó. Some also say it began in Bolivia, a thought due to the song named Lambada which is actually an unauthorised translation of the song "Llorando se fue", from the Bolivian group Los K’jarkas. Kaoma, a French group, recorded this number one worldwide summer hit "Lambada" which sold 5 million singles in 1989 (see Music of Bolivia article for more about the translation of this song).

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Argentine Tango: Argentine Tango, a social dance and a musical genre, originated in Argentina. In the US, it is commonly confused with Ballroom Tango, which originated from it. See History of Tango and Tango music articles for its origins and development. This article describes the dance itself

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FlamencoFlamenco is one of the great European nonacademic musical forms. More than simply a type of folk music, flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Although considered part of the culture of Spain in general, flamenco is really specifically a product and part of the culture of one region in Spain - Andalusia

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Artes líricas de Baile de Latín: Lyrical Latin Dance Arts.

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