Definitions for "Habanera"
Keywords:  contradanza, duple, cuban, danz, cuba
A vocal and dance genre derived in Cuba from the contradanza.
This originated in the first I half of the 19th century in Cuba as the 'contradanza habanera', the predecessor of the danzón The music is a creolised version of European country dances accompanied by a syncopated rhythm similar to the Argentinian tango.
music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera