Translation of rumba in Spanish:


rumba, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrʌmbə//ˈrəmbə/


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    rumba feminine
    to do / dance the rumba bailar la rumba
    • Also included is the rumba, which is said to be the heartbeat of the Cuban people.
    • When the English dance teacher Pierre Lavelle visited Cuba in 1952, he realised that sometimes the rumba was danced with extra beats.
    • I was looking for the Havana of rum, tobacco, and the daily hustle of everyday life, with a little rumba and an oceanfront view on the Malecon.
    • In the documentary Born to be Wild he dances a rhumba in the streets of his native Cuba.
    • That, in turn, leads to rumbustious popular numbers, dances and choruses, notably a riotous rumba.
    • There are also two-days of intensive workshops in flamenco rhythms, singing, guitar, children's Spanish, rumba, castanette playing, men's flamenco and much more.
    • The Latino rhythms are very passionate and the rumba is known as the dance of love.
    • The salsa, the tango, the rumba - it is said that dance is the most important non-religious ritual in Cuba.
    • African rhythms were inserted into popular music, and the Eurocuban dances ‘danza’ and ‘contra-danza’ and the Afrocuban dances ‘son’ and rhumba became popular.
    • The scene where the dancers build a little tropical hut and dance a joyous rumba inside it is still talked about.
    • In the 1930s and '40s, the rumba, which originated in Cuba, became popular in America and Europe.
    • Latin dances - mambo, cha-cha, rumba, samba, tango, and so on - are Afro-Euro forms defined by the coming together of black, brown, and white peoples in the Americas.
    • The rumba - which originated in Africa - travelled from Zaire via the slave trade to Cuba and the New World, then back to Barcelona, where it was adopted by the gypsies.

intransitive verb

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    bailar la rumba
    • And it's not just the waltz I have been forced into learning, I have to tango, and rumba and do all this other stuff too.
    • They've spun, tangoed, waltzed, rumbaed, salsaed, funked, jazzed, hip-hopped and twirled their little hearts out and now they're sashaying off into the sunset in an hour-long final.
    • Not at raw as the Buena Vista Social Club or as powerful as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra effortlessly make you want to rumba - how can you say no to that?
    • Learn how to rumba, foxtrot, cha-cha and waltz and be the envy of all your friends at the next wedding you go to.
    • The bagpipes were wailing and some Rotary types were trying to rumba to it.
    • See, my throat was so tight it probably sounded like I was asking him to rumba around the room with me.
    • Director Marilyn Agrelo's feature debut follows the progress of NYC elementary school students as they learn to rumba and merengue their way to better posture, elevated social skills and a life on the straight and narrow.
    • Sure, you could rhumba with a Martini in one hand, but you need the right spirit - either rum or pisco - to get into the spirit and beat of Latin music and culture.
    • Jennifer Lopez tries shimmying back into her fans' hearts by teaching Richard Gere to rumba in this remake of the Japanese hit.
    • Thanks to Isla's rapid success, the narrow, 55-seat L-shaped room already feels cramped, and the music is so loud and infectious that you resent the lack of enough room to rumba.
    • I rhumba with Rita, Rachael sambas with Cecile, and together we awkwardly tango.