Latin American Music: Comparing and Contrasting the Rumba Complex

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Latin American Music: Comparing and Contrasting the Rumba Complex
In comparing and contrasting the rumba complex as represented in "Las Leyendas de Grecia" with the son complex, as represented in "Asi es el Changui," it is evident that these two complexes share dance rhythm similarities, typical seduction themes, and social significance in Cuba, while differing in terms of popularity and influence, for Cuban son is one of the most widely performed types of Latin American music, primarily because its fusions and derivatives developed into salsa (Orovio 203).
"Las Leyendas de Grecia“ is a type of rumba that generally features a flirtatious couple dancing a courtship ritual while the lead singer punctuates the rhythm of the quinto drums....
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..... expansion of music’s appeal and broadened musical forms of expression, but of all these genres, the tango continues to be the most popular and is justifiably considered to be the ultimate symbol of Argentine culture.
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