Cuban folk dance traditions formed the basis of a large and popular categories of contemporary choreography "Latino."
Clear rhythms, catchy music, vivid emotions - all this combines the cha-cha-cha, salsa, mambo, tango and many other Latin American motifs.
Cuba - an island of freedom, the hot sun and a passionate temperament! Only here could appear rousing and rhythmic dances, collectively known as "Latino."
In these dances vividly traced mixingcultural traditions of the various continents. The rhythmic African drums fight complemented the melodic sound of the guitar. Born music that stirs the blood and makes the dance. Dance Cuba - this is well known:
- Cha-cha-cha - inimitable and popular
- Danson - rhythm with a special charisma
- Salsa - the dance of love
- Sleep - fiery and disturbing
- Rumba - an amazing and wonderful
- Mambo - to conquer the world
- Tango - a dance which has become a classic
Even the hot rhythms of Brazilian carnival have a Cuban origin.
The story of rhythms
The roots should be incendiary Cuban rhythmslook in Africa. Its indigenous people, slaves were brought to Europe and North America, have remained faithful to their culture in a foreign land, protected the tradition and passed them on to future generations.
Latin Music and the Cuban Peopledance are based on religious overtones, and drums intended to please the African gods. To this day, the island has a secret community that store and carefully transfer hundreds of drum battles, which were used in religious ceremonies.
In the 19th century came to Cuba the US military,that very culture imbued with the national rhythms and introduced them to all of America. The spread of rhythmic movements to the music in the "latino" style promoted and Prohibition in the US - the Americans came to Cuba in large quantities, where alcohol was freely available. Cuban music soon began to transfer the American radio station. And soon the dance rhythms recognized and loved all over the world.
Variety style "latino"
It's hard to say what kind of dance isCuban folk. All Latin American styles are intertwined, they complemented each other, gave rise to new dance moves. However, despite this, the Cuban assumed: merengue, samba, curbstone, mambo, cumbia, bolero, rumba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, tango and bachata. Dance Cuba are diverse, but united by sensuality, passion and clear rhythm.
In the 20th century, Latin American rhythms entereddance program of tournaments and competitions. The participants considered prestigious to take prizes in these competitions, show off your skills in this dancer incendiary emotions and movements.