Charanga is a genre of Cuban dance music popular in the 1940s and consisting of heavily son-influenced material, performed on European instruments such as violin and flute by a Charanga orchestra. (Aviva 2004, p.199)
The first charanga orchestra was formed at the turn of the twentieth century by Antonio María Romeu. These orchestras play lighter and faster versions of the danzón without a brass section and emphasizing flutes, violins, and piano. The movement climaxed in the 1930s with flautist Antonio Arcaño and Las Maravillas orchestra of Havana. (Morales 2003, p.13)
The Charanga a la francesa, developed from the Orquesta típica to play danzón, consists of an enlarged rhythm section, piano, bass, timbales, and other percussion, two violins, and a flute. (Manuel 1990, p.27)
Desarrollo y evolución de la charanga en los Estados Unidos. (música latina)(TT: Development and evolution of the 'charanga' in the United States) (TA: Latin music)
Dec 01, 1996; El Lío De Elio: DEFINIENDO LA PERFECTA MUSICA BAILABLE En su "Diccionario de la Música Cubana," el musicólogo Helio Orovio ha...