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  • 1.  A mix of African rhythms and Spanish music. It gained popularity in the 1800’s Salsa means sauce in Spanish it brings to mind the spiciness in the dance. When it was first introduced in the United States the word salsa was used for any Latino dance.
  • 2.  Its was created in 1943 by Perez Prado It was in its height in the U.S. in the 1950’s Originated from Cuba
  • 3.  It began in the 19th century in the Dominican Republic. It started out on the lower classes but was then formalized for ballroom dancing later Former Dictator Rafael Trujillo made merengue the official dance of the Dominican Republic.
  • 4.  It was created in the 16th century They’re two distinct forms of the Rumba, Ballroom Rumba and Cuban Rumba It was imported into the U.S. in the 20th century. Cuban Rumba has a heavy African influence .
  • 5.  It began in Cuba in the 1950’s Enrique Jorrin composed the first piece of Cha Cha Cha music. Its rhythmically similar to the mambo.
  • 6.  Is a popular guitar music From the Dominican Republic It’s a variety of different rhythms including the Merengue.
  • 7.  Originated in Brazil Street festival dance Introduced to U.S. movie audiences in 1933 Has a very specific rhythm
  • 8.  Dance- bailar Music- musica Rhythm- ritmo Choreography- Coreografia Dance partner- Pareja de baila Dress- Vestido Feet- Pies
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