LATIN JAZZ

LATIN JAZZ DANCE

Latin jazz dance is known as one of the aesthetic forms that synthesizes much with the Latin American culture. With the immigration of the Latin America people, especially the Cubans, mainly to New york, begin a fusion of music and dance between the famous American jazz and  the originals Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Latin Jazz combines movements and rhythms of merengue, salsa, mambo, lambada, cha cha cha or samba  with the Jazz dance technique.

Latin jazz music is a genre of jazz with Latin American rhythms. Although musicians continually expand its parameters, the term Latin jazz is generally understood to have a more specific meaning than simply “jazz from Latin America“. Some Latin jazz typically employs rhythms that either have a direct analog in Africa, or exhibit an African influence. The two main categories of Latin jazz are: