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Latin Dance and Music Presentation

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Carl Inac

on 21 November 2013

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Transcript of Latin Dance and Music Presentation

Music and Dance
The Meringue is fast paced and lively. The dance has a lot of hip and foot movements. It usually involves a partner and the two dancers clasp hands and stay close to each other while moving across the dance floor.
Latin Dance and Music Presentation
By: Justin, Carl, and Cristian

Salsa
Salsa
Salsa originated from Cuba. You can tell from its upbeat and energetic music that it must be listened to by millions of young people. The music is so infectious that it can get you moving on your feet in no time. Dancing to it is also very simple, almost anybody can do it.
"Llloraras" is an important word because throughout the whole song, he is talking about his loved one crying. Salsa also has deep roots in Latino culture.
People
Since the music is fast and lively, it is usually played at celebrations and danced by younger people of the countries that dance the meringue. Different countries have created their own versions, but they all are fast paced with a lot of movement.
Culture
The music of the Merengue shows Dominican culture, the dance came from African slaves. The music was also made in Haiti. There are also versions the Merengue from other countries because of variations in culture. For example, countries that generally have slower music have less movements than the original Meringue.
Merengue
The Merengue originated in the Dominican Republic. It is also popular in Haiti. It came from slaves that were brought to Dominican Republic and Haiti. They would dance because dancing is a large portion of African culture.
History
The Merengue was important to the Slaves that first developed it. It was the only way they could express their beliefs. The villages in Africa would dance and sing to tell their history. Now it has been turned into more of a recreational dance and song because of the excitement it makes.
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