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Guaguanco vs. Rumba

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Guaguanconoun

A subgenre of Cuban rumba, a complex rhythmic music and dance style.

Rumbanoun

A slow-paced Cuban partner dance in 4:4 time.

Rumbaverb

to dance the rumba

Rumbanoun

syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba

Rumbanoun

a rhythmic syncopated Cuban folk dance in duple time

Rumbanoun

a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance

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Rumbanoun

a rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements, originating in Cuba

‘to see an authentic rumba you must go to Havana’;

Rumbanoun

a piece of music for the rumba or in a similar style.

Rumbanoun

a ballroom dance imitative of the rumba

‘they glide around the dance floor doing the cha-cha, rumba, or waltz’;

Rumbaverb

dance the rumba

‘you once taught two boys to rumba’;

Rumba

The term rumba may refer to a variety of unrelated music styles. Originally, was used as a synonym for in northern Cuba, and by the late 19th century it was used to denote the complex of secular music styles known as Cuban rumba.

‘rumba’; ‘party’;

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