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1930s Ballroom and Latin American

"The recent period of Ballroom Dancing history starts with the four standard dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango."

"On the Latin American side, that delightfully light-hearted dance, the Samba, arrived in Europe from Brazil."

Source Silvester

1931 Rhumba

"In 1931 bandleader Don Azpiazu rearranged El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor) and turned the Cuban 'son' music into a Rhumba to suit Western tastes."
(NB Steward denotes Rhumba spelt with an 'h' as a westernised version of Cuban Rumba.)

Source Steward

1934 Fred and Ginger

Cole Porter's musical film The Gay Divorcee with Astaire and Rogers performing Night and Day.

1934 Cab Calloway records Jitterbug

(Source: see streetswing.com)

1938 Mambo

Orestes Lopez composes a song called Mambo in Cuba.

Source Steward


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