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Dance along to the history and evolution of la RUMBA with this riveting Spanish Podcast

Practice your listening comprehension abilities with this fascinating Spanish Podcast!

Rumba is a music genre and dance born in Cuba during the 19th century out of the fusion of African and Spanish musical elements.

This new rhythm originated in plantations, docks, and other marginalized areas heavily populated by slaves and free Black people, and it soon started to spread across the island and the rest of the continent.

By the early 20th century, rumba had conquered Spain and New York where it started to fuse with other music genres, like jazz and swing, to create new beats.

Click play to learn the riveting history of the upbeat, sensual, irresistible rumba and its unquestionable impact on Cuba’s unique cultural legacy:

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