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Author:  Basheva [ Thu Aug 23, 2001 6:12 am ]
Post subject:  RUMBA

From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>Traditions to Maintain<BR>Los Munequitos de Matanzas are a top exponent of rumba.</B><P>By ERNESTO LECHNER, Special to The Times<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The stereotype of Cuban music is that it's a single genre, but the music of the island is an immensely rich kaleidoscope of sounds, styles and formats--a reflection of Cuba's complex cultural identity. <BR> There's the son , for instance, the archetypal song form and the precursor of salsa. There's the danzon , an elegant, refined dance punctuated by flutes and violins, echoing the European influence on Cuban music. <BR> And, of course, there's the rumba.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-41182,00.html?search_area=Articles&channel=Search" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>

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