Rumba — is a dance for couples, who has African roots. The special features of this dance should include smooth and sensual movements of the body, coupled with long strides. The most popular melody for the rumba is known all over the world «Guantanamera», the author of which is joseite Fernandez. This tune is still considered a classic of the genre rumbovogo.

There are several varieties of rumba: ballroom, African, Cuban and Gypsy rumba. All of these species have the same roots, but are completely different both in music and in the movements.

Rumba History

This dance appeared in Cuba in the nineteenth century, in conjunction with the European Contradance. Name of the dance is, apparently, from the name of dance groups in the early 19th century-«rumbosoorquestra», but with the Spanish "rumba" is translated as the path.

Types rumba

In Cuba, there were three versions of the dance, but the most famous was the rumba Guaguanko when the partner should be a lady, trying to get in touch with her hips, and she tries to avoid it. The name of love dance rumba and received, probably because of some saucy images of courtship partner and restrained passion of the partner, which it does not show as clearly. When the rumba was brought to America, it has undergone some changes, and bright expression of sexual restraint has been replaced by Cubans and less passionate style of Americans. The spread around the world received this variant of rumba, finding its admirers among the many generations of dancers and lovers of Latin dance at all.

Musical accompaniment Guaguanko expressed in the rhythm of African drums, rhythm superimposed on the clave (the emphasis shifted, known as the 2/3). Sometimes a rumba dance with simple singing Spanish songs, superimposed on the rhythms of the drums. Execution can be performed by one or more soloists who come up in the course of the song words.

The rhythm of the dance is based on the rhythm RumbaSon.

rumba and cha-cha-cha

In the early history of this dance, rumba differed little from the cha-cha-cha, so the music was practically the same, and all fell under the category of rumba. But in the latter dances were clearly delineated, rumba was much slower, has acquired a minor character. A cha-cha-cha, on the contrary, speed up, it became more major mood.

Therefore, the old rumba, in our modern sense, it should be treated as a cha-cha-cha, and sometimes they can not even be classified as either one or the other dance, so they are original. An example is the «Guantanamera», better known in the version cha-cha-cha or "Cucaracha", which was considered the rumba, and in fact is neither one nor the other.

It turns out that the rumba came to us with religious rituals, developed on the basis of vibrant rhythms and choruses or rumba, can be said to relate to all the dances by Cubans. Today, this dance is known throughout the world. First, it was performed in a cabaret, and then he came on the TV. There is also a version of ballroom rumba, which is a lot different from the Cuban version.

Ballroom rumba

The emotional content of the dance is characterized by deeper emotions. In the course of its development, rumba satiate the many features that are more characteristic of the blues. The view that rumba-the dance of love, confirmed by a pronounced erotic nature of the dance and drama of the music created by the aesthetic effect. Rumba at the very beginning of its history was the wedding dance, demonstrating their movements responsibilities of spouses. Modern rumba also interesting for their style, but the experience so bright, alas, do not leave.

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