Rumba Information

Rumba is a Spanish word that means "party". The word describes 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. It is secular, with no religious connections. Rhythmically, rumba is based on the five-stroke pattern called clave and the inherent structure it conveys.

The term spread in the 1930s and 1940s to the faster popular music of Cuba , where it was used as a catch-all term, rather as 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.

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 in particular is more related to the Guaracha, an ancestor of Cuban Rumba.

Wikipedia, Rumba, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumba (as of Apr 11, 2010)

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