An Afro-Cuban genre of vocal (and often dance) music which developed in the 1800s. In this century guarachas have merged with the son, but are faster in tempo and incorporate bawdy or satirical lyrics.
The modern guaracha is played in 4/4 time. The lyrics are lewd, satirical or silly providing social and political commentary.
A vocal style which often has satirical and humorous lyrics, musically close to the son style.