A Spanish dance, or the lively music which accompanies it.
A dance and vocal genre that originated in Santiago de Cuba in the last third of the 1800s. The slowest of the Cuban dance rhythms, the bolero developed into Latin America's most popular romantic song style in the 1900s.
A balladic dance rhythm. The four beat pattern is accented on 2,3+,4,4+ with the congas. Member of the son rhythm group. Considered slow–tempo at about 80–110 bpm. This style is commonly described as "Rhumba" (rumba with an "h") in ballroom dancing. Also used to describe a cut of jacket (have they no shame?).
A style of Cuban dance music in 4/4 time, which originated at the end of the 19th century in Santiago de Cuba. Originally performed by trova musicians on vocals, guitar bongos and rnaracas, the bolero style is now played by all Cuban line-ups, including the Charanga.
A slow latin dance which originated as a form of Rumba, and still shares many of the same figures. Bolero differs from Rumba in its tempo and style of music and movement. Baile Latino de ritmo lento y del cual deriva la Rumba, con la que comparte muchas de las figuras. Difiere de la Rumba en el tempo y en el estilo de la música y del movimiento.
A blend of very diverse influences, this genre becomes fixed as from 1880 in the eastern region of Cuba, taken over by the trova singers who incorporated a syncopated guitar banter (the rayado) into it. Legend has it that the first bolero, Tristeza (Sadness), was written in 1885 by José "Pepe" Sánchez, a self taught singer and guitarist. It is closer to the 20th Century when the bolero actually arrives in Havana, where it becomes popular in the social meeting places and cafes owing to the musicians coming from the Oriente such as Sindo Garay. During the 20's the bolero, half-bred with the son, opened up the way for the bolero-son, made popular in those times by the tríos and the septetos, and which in these times are known as the ballad or romantic salsa.
Bolero is a dance that originated in Spain in the late 18th century. It is danced by either a soloist or a couple in a moderately slow tempo and is performed to music which is sung and accompanied by castanets and guitars.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-5899743882417826"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_url = "008000"; google_color_text = "000000";
A hypnotic rhythm, often used for the slow part (floor and veil work) in belly dance. Due to the Moorish conquest, much Spanish music has a Middle Eastern flavor. Played more quickly, this is a Rhumba.
music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets
Spanish dance in 3/4 time, 19th century. Also known as Cachuca. [back
A slow, lyrical ballad.
n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
The Cuban bolero, originally a mid-paced form for string trios, became very popular internationally, usually in a slower and more sentimental form. The modern bolero is a lush romantic popular-song form, largely distinct from salsa, and very few singers are equally good at both.
Cuban genre of Spanish origin dating back to the late 19th Century in the province of Oriente.
The bolero is a type of dance and musical form.