Nations report history 5 part 2
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nations report history 5 part 2
Country ReportPart II- Culture<br />Cuba <br />Alyson Winemberg<br />
MUSIC<br /><ul><li>Cuba’s main style of music is called Son Cubano which became popular in the 1930’s.
Son Cubano goes along with Salsa, rumba, mambo, and the cha-cha-cha and is a big influence for Latin music throughout history.
Several musical styles Cuba has have been influenced from African instruments such as, maracas, guiro, marimba, and other wooden drums.
Celia Cruz is one of the most renowned Cuban salsa singers who had twenty-three gold albums and was known as the “Queen of Salsa.”</li></li></ul><li>Architecture<br /><ul><li>Cuban Architecture is known for its vibrant colors and adaptable structure for living in a tropical climate.
Open courtyards and arcades were creatively organized to allow enough sunlight with the perfect amount of coverage when its raining.
What makes Cuban architecture stand out is the history it tells. It is a country lost in time with no modern structures, cars from the forties, and only buildings that show its rich social and political history. </li></li></ul><li>Dance<br /><ul><li>Salsa is a syncretic dance that has origins from Cuba. It is a partner dance whose roots are based on Afro-Cuban Rumba and Son dancing.
Cuban Casino-style salsa is very popular and comes from the idea of popular social culture.
Son is considered to be an older version of salsa dancing and is danced on a delay measure upbeat. Combining both Son and the Rumba gives you the Casino-style salsa dance.
Also very popular in Cuba is the Cuban solo dancing, where no partner is included and originates from stage singers and dancers who were on stage during live performances. </li></li></ul><li>Sources<br />http://wikipedia.org<br />http://www.havanacubatravel.com/architecture.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_(dance)<br />http://google.com/images<br />http://gourmetgab.wordpress.com/2010/10/<br />http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/images/celia-cruz-biography-1.jpg<br />http://tommyimages.com/Stock_Photos/Caribbean/Cuba/Architecture_in_Cuba/slides/Cuba_01_E_1_25-Havana_Paseo_de_Marti.jpg<br />http://magazine.ucla.edu/depts/happenings/dance_cuba.jpg<br />