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Latin folklore has indigenous, African and European elements and influences from all over the world.
What is Latin Folk Dance?
Traditional Latin folk dances merge the country’s indigenous, African and European influences. Latin Americans have long embraced social dances of diverse origins, styling them to exhibit a distinct Latin flavour.
Music and Dance
Historically, skilled Mexican musicians have regularly incorporated new musical trends into their repertories, whether Cuban Pérez Prado’s mambo or Chicano Carlos Santana’s rock. They have also been innovators. Banda (literally, “band”), for example, is considered a strictly Mexican genre. The music makes reference to a synthesis of traditional dance rhythms (e.g., polka, cumbia, son, and waltz) that have been imaginatively transformed by the use of electronic recording technology and a hyperactive performance style. The majority of banda music is upbeat, pushing the male dancers to jump, spin, gallop, and swing their partners upward or dip them to the floor. Banda also has slow tempos, which allow dancers the opportunity to rock back and forth in a soothing embrace.
Our Dance / Art workshops are a mix between story telling and dance. Every dance has a story and meaning that gives them live. In our workshops we include art work, multimedia IT tools such as videos or slides and choreographies. We dance and play the drums or maracas.