Latin-American v. Anglophone-American Seduction Culture

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I prefer
the Latin-American style 20%  20%  [ 3 ]
the Anglophone North-American style 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
a mixture of both styles 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
neither style 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
other (specify) 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 15

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05 Mar 2013, 9:35 pm

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:NYC is close by with lots of lovely Puerto Rican girls.
Maybe a trip to Spanish Harlem?


Yes, I've seen West Side Story

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7PIyIcCro[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOqBwH9yLqU[/youtube]



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05 Mar 2013, 10:10 pm

Ok I am going to clean up some things here.

Dance Origins

Cuba: Rumba (yambú, guaguancó, and columbia), Son, Casino, Bolero, Cha-cha-cha, Danzón, Mambo (New York however was the place the style was really refined and evolved into what it is today)
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton.

Dominican Republic: Merengue, Bachata.
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Casino, Cumbia, Reggaeton

Colombia: Cali, Cumbia, Vallenato, Rumba
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Merengue, Reaggeton

Puerto Rico: Reggaeton, and they formed their own style of salsa also, Rumba.
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Merengue, old timers might still know and remember Danzón.

Argentina: Milonga (known to the rest of the world as Tango)
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Cumbia mostly as far as I know.

Brazil: Funk, Samba no pé, Samba de Gafieira, Forró, Lamaba (the old style and the new) and many forms of afro-Brazilian dance.
Others danced there: Cumbia and Casino - if you're lucky. :lol:

In Mexico, many Central American countries, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Chile and others you will find almost all have adopted Cumbia as one of their main dancing styles - hence why you can find videos of Mexicans dancing Cumbia - it is very popular there. Cumbia is probably the most widely danced style you can fine throughout Latin America.
Apart from that every country and state has separate dances, local and folklore, that are still practised on a region by region basis.
And please note this is a quick overview, not anything complete.


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05 Mar 2013, 10:18 pm

In the USA, we have Square Dances

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzV7lTwqN8E[/youtube]



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05 Mar 2013, 10:36 pm

Kjas wrote:
Cuba: Rumba (yambú, guaguancó, and columbia), Son, Casino, Bolero, Cha-cha-cha, Danzón, Mambo (New York however was the place the style was really refined and evolved into what it is today)
Others danced there that originated elsewhere: Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton.


Cuba has banned the Reggaeton.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/New ... d=17888666

No more perreos to songs about Chupi Chupi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk-7korCNZQ[/youtube]

Nor about El Pudin

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilpioHoJ5eg[/youtube]



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05 Mar 2013, 10:39 pm

They tried to do that to Elvis Manuel and that never worked - it only made him more popular. :lol:
Have no fear - it will continue to rule


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05 Mar 2013, 10:40 pm

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Is this a new special interest? :lol:


Miss Lizra has rekindled my interest.

It didn't take much. All that she had to do was wiggle her bottom at a TED lecture, start talking about Cuban culture, and I was hooked.



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05 Mar 2013, 11:51 pm

ArrantPariah wrote:
In the USA, we have Square Dances

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzV7lTwqN8E[/youtube]


I was forced to square dance at grammar school :eew: :eew: :eew:
If it rained we had to do that instead of the playground.The horror,the horror.


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06 Mar 2013, 9:15 am

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I was forced to square dance at grammar school :eew: :eew: :eew:
If it rained we had to do that instead of the playground.The horror,the horror.


At least you were keeping that aspect of American culture alive. They didn't do square dancing in northern schools.

Imagine what would happen if our schools started teaching Latin dance, or even Zumba. The outcry from the parents would be even more shrill than when school desegregation hit.



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06 Mar 2013, 9:23 am

This looks like a great film

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK75uUWDun8[/youtube]

Wikipedia wrote:
Reynier Casamayor Griñán, known as El Médico (The Doctor) (born c. 1975), is a Cuban musician and doctor who is, as of 2005 enjoying success in Spain as a composer and performer of reggaetón music.

El Médico began his musical career interpreting rap with his studies at la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Santiago de Cuba (Medical School in Santiago, Cuba). Along with two friends, he created the group Garganta de Fuego, or Throat of Fire.

He reached 10th place in the top 10 music sales charts of Spain with the song Chupa Chupa, recorded with Warner Music. This artist began his career in Santiago de Cuba along with Candyman, Mey Vidal, La Familia, Control Cubano, and many others. Though most Cubans easily recognize El Médico's music, the artist himself has not achieved much fame due to his almost non-existent media presence.[1]

El Médico was born and resides in Santiago de Cuba. He is one of the pioneers of the reggaetón music on Cuba. He attended the University of Santiago in 1993 where he studied medicine. He graduated in 2002, specializing in general medicine. In addition to his music career, he is also a family doctor in Cuba.

Raynier Casamayor Griñán has been portrayed in the documentary film "El Médico - The Cubatón Story", by the director Daniel Fridell. World premiere 2011.


http://elmedico-cubaton.com/



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06 Mar 2013, 12:56 pm

ArrantPariah wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
Is this a new special interest? :lol:


Miss Lizra has rekindled my interest.

It didn't take much. All that she had to do was wiggle her bottom at a TED lecture, start talking about Cuban culture, and I was hooked.


You can rumba.

But you can never hide!



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06 Mar 2013, 2:15 pm

Actually, in North America, we have cheerleading

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXRWQa9tQLw[/youtube]

which seems strangely to be becoming a legitimate art form in its own right.

Traditionally, cheerleading is about providing a little bit of sexual tension at football and basketball games. For a lot of people, becoming a high school cheerleader seems to confer the highest status that a girl can possibly achieve. There is quite a LOT of competition to get in, and, for those that make it, quite a lot of strutting around the hallways in their cheerleader uniforms. It isn't "just for fun", like squaredancing or rumba dancing. Girls who are even slightly ugly or overweight need not apply. It all feeds our national frenzy of women and girls feeling bad about their appearance.



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06 Mar 2013, 7:31 pm

Kjas wrote:
They tried to do that to Elvis Manuel and that never worked - it only made him more popular. :lol:
Have no fear - it will continue to rule


He apparently drowned while trying to make his way to Florida

http://latinkulta.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/elvismanuel/

Too bad he died at such a young age. Here is a video based upon his song La Mulata

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknaI7yKAjg[/youtube]

I'll bet that the ladies (and gay gents) consider him to have been quite a handsome chap.

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06 Mar 2013, 7:32 pm

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You can rumba.

But you can never hide!


Unfortunately, I can hide, but not rumba. :oops:



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07 Mar 2013, 10:50 am

ArrantPariah wrote:
Actually, in North America, we have cheerleading

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXRWQa9tQLw[/youtube]

which seems strangely to be becoming a legitimate art form in its own right.

Traditionally, cheerleading is about providing a little bit of sexual tension at football and basketball games. For a lot of people, becoming a high school cheerleader seems to confer the highest status that a girl can possibly achieve. There is quite a LOT of competition to get in, and, for those that make it, quite a lot of strutting around the hallways in their cheerleader uniforms. It isn't "just for fun", like squaredancing or rumba dancing. Girls who are even slightly ugly or overweight need not apply. It all feeds our national frenzy of women and girls feeling bad about their appearance.



In small rural schools you will see cheerleaders that are more normal looking,plump and some not that attractive.
I did not like the fact the cheerleaders got to wear those short skirts on spirit day, but the rest of us couldn't even wear shorts.I'm sure it would have perked the athletes up if all the girls had on short skirts or shorts that day.Testosterone would have flooded the whole school. :lol: But school work would have suffered,the guys wouldn't be able to keep their eyes on the books.And some teachers also.


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07 Mar 2013, 12:41 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v626gQ2Uz0&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]

Every raunchy version of the Texas Two Step was blocked.Don't understand why,they were nowhere near as provocative as the Latin dances.
Anyway,this is better than the Polka.
But I don't like commercial country music.
Dancing in the South.


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