A vocal and dance genre derived in Cuba from the contradanza.
This originated in the first I half of the 19th century in Cuba as the 'contradanza habanera', the predecessor of the danzón The music is a creolised version of European country dances accompanied by a syncopated rhythm similar to the Argentinian tango.
music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
a Cuban dance in duple time
a slow dance in duple meter whose name reflects its origin in Havana
Moderate duple meter dance of Cuban origin, popular in the nineteenth century; based on characteristic rhythmic figure.
Style emanating from the Contradanza and Danza, it was the final precursor to the Danzón style.
A precursor to the Cuban danzón, derived from the contradanza and danza.
Cuban dance of Spanish origin, the first major Latin influence on U.S. music around the time of the Spanish-American War. Provided the rhythmic basis of the modern tango, which makes its influence in 20th century American music difficult to trace.
The habanera is a musical style or genre from Cuba with a characteristic "Habanera rhythm"; it is one of the oldest mainstays of Cuban music and the first of the dances from Cuba to be exported all over the world.
The "Habanera" is an aria from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, adaptedBizet thought he was using a popular tune from the habanera "El Arreglito" originally composed by SebastiÃ¡n Yradier.Yradier is better known for another habanera called "La Paloma". The song is also sometimes known by its first two lines, "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser".Love is a rebellious bird that nothing can tame Its melody, among the most famous in the Western musical tradition, is based on a descending chromatic scale followed by variants of the same phrase in first the minor and then the major key, corresponding with the vicissitudes of love expressed in the lyrics. In live performances, after singing the concluding words of the song (prends garde Ã toi!),Watch out!