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What is Cha Cha Cha?
Chachacha is a very popular dance known by the characteristic three quick steps carried out in two stages of compass. The dance originated in Cuba, once the composer Enrique Jorrín developed from the Danzón, music with the same name. Today, it is a dance that is recognized worldwide; It is even part of the competences of ballroom dancing Latin American category.
Cha Cha Cha was born from the danzones, which were interpreted using only instruments. The violinist Enrique Jorrín, who used to composing danzones, decided to make small changes to that style, especially, integrating the voices of a trio of singers to give more power. It was when came the characteristic rhythm which he called "neodanzón". The pace really liked to dancers, to allow them more freedom and new steps. When you dance, they realized the special sound that produced the foot to touch the ground, as well as the special sound of the gourd in the compass, and it was so, by onomatopoeia, as they called the rhythm, i.e., chachacha.
The ballroom Cha-Cha-Cha has its origin in the study of the dance teacher, Monsieur Pierre, who left London to visit Cuba in 1952. It was there when set in the new rhythm and how dancers began in the second half and not the first. Then took the idea to England and later created the famous ballroom Cha-Cha-Cha.
Because of this, there are some differences in both dances. While the Cuban Cha-Cha-Cha is sensual and complex rhythms, the ballroom is energetic and with a stable time. You can also vary in the place of chasse in the rhythmic structure. In the case of the original Cuban chachacha and the ballroom rhythm is "two, three, chachacha".
The instrumentation of Cha Cha Cha was taken from the danzones of Cuba, played with a group called French Charanga. Includes percussion, piano, bass, flute and some selected strings. Chachacha allowed this type of groups achieved popularity when they began to decline and until the day of today, thanks to many composers, especially Mexican, and Cuban chachacha is recognized and popular worldwide.