from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of popular Cuban dance music characterized by the use of violins and flutes along with percussion instruments, piano, bass, and vocals.

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  • n. A traditional ensemble of Cuban dance music.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

American Spanish, short for charanga (francesa), French band, from Spanish charanga, irregular popular orchestra, probably of imitative origin.


  • A New York-based Cuban charanga orchestra that plays old-school Cuban music with a distinctly modern New York twist.

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  • Charanga Pachanga...the "new Latin dance craze" from Bouffartique y su charanga.

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  • In 2005, she awoke one morning to discover she could no longer play the flute - the instrument that first helped her make her name as one of the only women playing charanga, an elegant Latin music with Cuban roots.

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  • EDDIE PALMIERI - who strengthened, refined and extended the Latin music tradition in New York: mambo, charanga, salsa, Afro-Latin funk, Latin jazz - will celebrate his 75th birthday two days early by playing with his salsa orchestra at the Copacabana in Midtown, after an opening set by DJ Bobbito Garcia.

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  • Starting in 1969, Formell radically modernized Cuban charanga with electric instruments and funky grooves, and over the decades the band has managed to adapt to changing tastes.

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  • Inspiring the party is the legendary twelve member orchestra "Estrellas Cubanas", with their classic charanga sound of violin, flute, piano, bass, and percussion. - Articles related to South Africa Convicts Police Ex-Chief

  • Somos una agrupacion tropical de 8 elementos y buscamos un tecladista que tenga talento en los generos de cumbia, charanga, salsa, merengue y bachata.

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  • We are a group comprised of 8 musicians looking for a keyboard player with talent in latin genres such as cumbia, charanga, salsa, merengue and bachata.

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  • Led by its 68-year-old founder and bassist Juan Formell, the group layered brass, vocals, electric guitars and, later, drum machines and synthesizers over a traditional violin- and flute-driven charanga superstructure. - News

  • He began with a standard charanga lineup, using the son-heavy orchestra format as the basis for the group.

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