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Contraband offers a cha-cha-chatstic range of Latin entertainment for hire! Our acts include Latin bands, singers, Latin dancers…

Latin entertainment is the embodiment of sensuality, strength and confidence. What is Latin music? Latin music is a catch-all term for music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, and sung in either language. The term “Latin music” originated in the 1940s from the US due to the growing influence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the American music market. A commonly asked question is, is Latin and Spanish music the same? There is a difference between Spainish and Latin American Music in the message they tend to convey. Spanish music is often characterized by celebrations and spirited dances while Latin American music tends to convey their collective struggles and goals.

What genres does latin music cover?

Latin music encompasses a wide variety of styles, including influential genres such as cumbia, bachata, bossa nova, merengue, rumba, salsa, samba, son, and tango.

What genres does Latin dance cover?
Latin dance encompasses cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, paso doble. Street Latin dances include salsa, mambo, merengue, rumba, bachata, bomba and plena.

Is Flamenco considered as a Latin dance genre?
Yes! As technically Latin music includes music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world.

What is Flamenco?
Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”), and dance (“baile”). Flamenco originated in the southern regions of Spain, but it’s thought to be influenced by many world cultures, including Latin American, Cuban, and Jewish traditions. Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form which is characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements.

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