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By Yvonne Daniel

Using dance anthropology to light up the values and attitudes embodied in rumba, Yvonne Daniel explores the spectacular dating among dance and the profound, complicated alterations in modern Cuba.

From the barrio and streets to the theatre and level, rumba has emerged as an incredible medium, contributing to nationwide targets, reinforcing Caribbean harmony, and selling overseas status. because the Revolution of 1959, rumba has celebrated nationwide identification and cultural history, and embodied an legit dedication to new values. as soon as a lower-class leisure dance, rumba has turn into a logo of egalitarian efforts in postrevolutionary Cuba. The professionalization of performers, association of functionality areas, and proliferation of functionality possibilities have brought on new paradigms and changed earlier understandings of rumba.

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