The Rumba is a music genre that originated in Cuba but is based on African styles. The Rumba consists of eight bars played in 2/4 time, without variation and danced with often exaggerated hip action and dance movements.
Rumba was introduced to the United States during World War I although many insist it was as late as the early 1930's.
Over time it became quite popular, as it had in many other countries around the world.
It has only been recently that most people have learned to distinguish the Rumba from other, similar musical styles; acknowledging the original meaning it has always had for Cubans and others that were truly familiar with Latin music genres.
Rumba is the spirit and soul of Latin American music and dance. The fascinating rhythms and bodily expressions make the Rumba one of the most popular ballroom dances.
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