Changing Values In Cuban Ramba

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In the journal entry Changing Values in Cuban Rumba, written by a dancer and anthropologist Yvonne Payne Daniel, explains the popular dance Rumba that originated from Cuba. I agree with Daniel’s statement that there no is racism in Cuba when illustrating Rumba as national dance. Rumba is a rhythmic dance with African and Spanish elements. In the journal entry Daniel states that Rumba is a dance of lower class black-skinned Cubans in the nineteenth century. Daniel explains that Rumba historically started as people using closets, tabletops and spoons to create their songs. Rumba began with the abolition of slavery 1886, and dark-skinned Cubans joined poor light-skinned Cubans for jobs. Instead of dividing into racial groups, they adjusted to participating together in a free people society and thus began communal gatherings called Rumba. However, the Castro government through the Ministry of Culture controls the national status of Rumba. Daniel says that the ministry controls the concerts and types of performance done by the dancers. I think that Daniel is correct the fact Cuba’s government does not discriminate its people based on Rumba’s dance. Although she states that dark-skinned Cubans perform Rumba,…show more content…
The performance consists of light and dark skinned dancers. I think it is a great way to introduce Rumba from Cuba. Over time the gestures of men and woman has changed and more women are engaged in performing themselves. In the yambu dance the woman is being distracted by a man’s arm or leg. Although they’re different elements of Cuban music when the style of Rumba changes, so does the dance. It can change from a couples dance to a soloist dance because Rumba can consist of tradition folkloric music and Spanish or African music. Rumba is a great dance that government of Cuba nationalizes from where it

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