rumba

[Spanish, party or spree]
A music genre and secular dance originating in Cuba that consists of specific percussive rhythms that are the result of several musical cultures. Beginning in the early 20th century, rumba music became popular in the 1930s and variations began to grow. Today, one can find the Cuban rumba, the Ballroom rumba, the Catalan rumba (Barcelona), the Flamenco rumba (Spain), and African rumba (Congo, Africa).

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[Spanish] rhumba (f)

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Last Updated: 2015-06-10 16:16:48