Music, p. 83

Dance and music mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life.  Ludvig van Beethoven (modified quote)

1930’s – Cuban Rumba as a conga was very popular; it still is. In 1935, Stefan Lindo walked El Malecón in Havana, Cuba, to witness the conga line.

The conga line is a novelty line dance that was derived from the Cuban carnival dance of the same name and became popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1950s. The dancers form a long, processing line, which would usually turn from a snake line into a  circle. It has three shuffle steps on the beat, followed by a kick that is slightly ahead of the fourth beat. The conga, a term sometimes mistakenly believed to be derived from the African region of Congo, is both a lyrical and danceable genre, rooted in the music of carnival troupes or comparsas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armida Nagy Rose is my pen name.

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