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Comparsa

Comparsa

[kuhm-pahr-suh]
A comparsa (conga de comparsa) is the band which plays a conga during a Cuban Carnival celebration. It consists of a large group of dancers dancing and traveling on the streets, followed by a Carrosa (carriage) where the musicians play. The Comparsa is a development of African processions where groups of devotees followed a given saint or deity during a particular religious celebration.

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  • Bán Rarra has an example of a comparsa from Guantanamo.

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