It is worth mentioning the mysterious phrase "Latin America", and in the imagination begin to rush rapidly tropical beaches and smiling people, the ruins of the Incas and the colonial heritage of the conquistadors, Alpine lakes and harsh Andes, juicy fruits and unusual fauna, melodic language and beautiful songs. However, without dancing the picture will be incomplete.
Latin America is a region where musical and active people live. The inhabitants of the distant continent from an early age perfectly own the body and know how to dance what we have long and hard to learn. "Around the world" tells what dances are popular in Latin America and why.
Salsa-incendiary dance of Cuban origin, which arose at the junction of African and Spanish cultures. The musical style, in which more than 10 directions, adapted to the South American realities and spread across the continent and beyond. According to Latin Americans, salsa is impossible to learn, it must be felt.
Bachata is a sexy dance from the Dominican Republic, the land of passion and fleeting love. Under lyrical melodies with a romantic text pairs are moving in hazardous proximity to each other. As the Dominicans say, it is necessary to concentrate on the body of the partner, and everything will turn out!
Merengue is a fast dance, where the correct selection of instruments is extremely important. The Tambora and guira from dried pumpkins set the rhythm. Dance originated in the late XIX century, so much loved by the older generation, although all the inhabitants of Sunny South America is not averse to have fun.
All Latin dances are about sex, but reggaeton is the most outspoken genre. It has no rules, the main thing is to make seductive movements, invitingly wriggle and merge with a partner in a passionate impulse. And better not listen to the words, so as not to inadvertently blush.
Tango is associated with Argentina, although not all residents of the country dance it. Tango is a passion, but not as Frank as in reggaeton. The tango is dominated by feelings, not instincts, and relationships, expressed in smooth movements, piercing and deep.
Samba is a Brazilian dance and a symbol of carnival. Colorful clothes and white-toothed smile, hot body. Dance was born in the state of Bahia, where African influence is strong. Samba has a lot of destinations, and even in the favelas residents are entertained by the Samba of Brazilian slums.
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Folk dance cumbia originated on the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Cumbia is performed to the accompaniment of flutes, maracas, tambourines, as well as accordion and guitar. Solo and pair cumbia dance in traditional folk costumes with lush skirts and bright sombreros.
Forro - favorite Brazilian folk style with accordion and beautiful text. At the beginning of the XX century forro talked about the life of Brazilians, but then the songs added themes of love and suffering, without which Latin American life is unthinkable. This is a pair dance with cheerful movements, in which the distance between the partners varies depending on the region of Brazil.
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