The Puerto Rican Danza
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#1 May 7, 2013
The Puerto Rican Danza

The "Danza" is the maximum artistic expression of the Puerto Rican culture. It is the musical form of the New World that most resembles European classical music. It is a form very rich in melodic and harmonic contents with a very deep character. Some are melancholic and romantic: with long phrases, rich harmonies and three or more clearly defined parts. Others are fast and lively: very short pieces of a playful character. Some are hard to classify in one or the other category, but all retain the essence that characterizes this musical from.

History

The origin of the Puerto Rican danza is not clear, but most scholars agree that it began around the middle of the 19th century (around 1840). During the first third of the 19th century it was very popular in the island of Puerto Rico the Spanish "contradanza" or "counter dance" (a word derived, according to some, from the English "country dance"). This was a very rigid dance, a "figures" dance, in which the dancers had to do specific movements according to the directions of the "bastonero". The "bastonero" was some kind of director who decided how many couples would dance on each dance and the position of each dancer. The first dancer, who was usually one of the most experts on dancing, performed whichever complicated movements or "figures" he wanted and the other dancers had to imitate him on their turn. It is said that many of these dances ended in fights or great discussions when some of the dancers didn't faithfully follow the leader's movements. The bastonero was suppressed from 1839 on and the change began to take place.

Around the decade of 1840 Puerto Rico received many immigrants from Cuba, who brought with them some new music. The "contradanza" was losing popularity, due to its rigidness and the new dance began to displace it. This new music was called "habanera" (from the name of Cuba's capital city, La Habana). The habanera was danced by couples in a very free manner that was liked very much by the youth of that epoch. At the beginning, cuban music was used, but later on Puerto Rican composers began composing their own music and adding their variations and flavor

Form

Traditionally, Danzas are classified in two types: romantic and festive. The two variations don't really resemble one another.

The Danza consists of four parts: an introduction or "paseo" (usually of 8 measures), a first theme, a second theme, and a third theme, each one of 16 measures. The third theme is usually more lively or melodic and in it the "bombardino" (an accompanying instrument which sounds very much like a trombone) leaves its role as accompanist and becomes the soloist.

After the third theme there is a recapitulation of the first theme and sometimes a coda for the end. All parts except the coda and recapitulation are played twice. There might be variations to this as the introduction of "bridges", parts of 8 measures instead of 16, etc.

Although danzas are mostly romantic, they are characterized by a very peculiar rhythmic accompaniment, played by the left hand when at the piano or by the "bombardino" or trombone in orchestras.

The festive danza is very rhythmic, lively and fast. Good examples of these are: No me toques, Sí te toco, La Cuñadita, El Ciclón, Fiestas de Santa Rosa and many others...

Most of the danzas are instrumentals, for piano or for orchestra, but there are many with lyrics.

http://www.ladanza.com/danzanet.htm

Jose Raul Ramirez interpreta danza puertorriqueña

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#2 May 7, 2013
Tomás Rodríguez


El Coqui - Danza de Puerto Rico - José Ignacio Quint
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

El Coqui = small frog that sings at night found only on the island. "Coqui" is the sound it makes.
Mutant Crusher

Ann Arbor, MI

#3 May 7, 2013
And why is this in a black forum?

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#4 May 7, 2013
Mutant Crusher wrote:
And why is this in a black forum?
Since you talk about us so much yu should know more about whom yu constantly talk about and misrepresent.

BTW
This doesn't interfere with your preferred usage of this forum which is to respond to Anglo insults with your own and debate who has the biggest dick and determine who smells worse between Anglos and AAs-right?
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#5 May 7, 2013
Mutant Crusher wrote:
And why is this in a black forum?
Because some dumb Mofos in our community kiss up to these Banana Boat mofos and think they have our backs just because some have Black blood. In the mean time the mofos don't give a phuck about us. They just want to screw our women and leave them with a little Salsa dancing babies with a weird girly haircuts and plucked eyebrows.
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#6 May 7, 2013
Ditto!^^^^

....And discuss mulattoes, whites, and Asians on a rampant pace. I like to come here to this forum to find topics about different things other than blacks for once. I go to some other forums on topix too.
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#7 May 7, 2013
Very interesting OP as I've read the entire post. Never heard of it until now. Thanks for posting it.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#8 May 7, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
Ditto!^^^^
....And discuss mulattoes, whites, and Asians on a rampant pace. I like to come here to this forum to find topics about different things other than blacks for once. I go to some other forums on topix too.
I agree. This forum should be about Black people and lovely Latina women ONLY AND SEXY A** TRANNIES.

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#9 May 7, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
<quoted text>Because some dumb Mofos in our community kiss up to these Banana Boat mofos and think they have our backs just because some have Black blood. In the mean time the mofos don't give a phuck about us. They just want to screw our women and leave them with a little Salsa dancing babies with a weird girly haircuts and plucked eyebrows.
I see no harm in getting the AA community more familiar with our culture. It makes for mutual respect. At least it should.

BTW
What prevents yu from posting similar positive things about the AA community?

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#10 May 7, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. This forum should be about Black people and lovely Latina women ONLY AND SEXY A** TRANNIES.
I don't see yu complaining when threads are about savagely attacking Latinos. In fact, yu happily join right in.

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#11 May 7, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
Very interesting OP as I've read the entire post. Never heard of it until now. Thanks for posting it.
Thanks my queen.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#12 May 7, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I see no harm in getting the AA community more familiar with our culture. It makes for mutual respect. At least it should.
BTW
What prevents yu from posting similar positive things about the AA community?
I do. BM are KINGS. Its the sellout race traitor BW that I hate.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#13 May 7, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't see yu complaining when threads are about savagely attacking Latinos. In fact, yu happily join right in.
I hate Latinos but love Latinas.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#14 May 7, 2013
The only Latinos that I like are the pretty sexy ones who are Trannies.
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#15 May 7, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks my queen.
You're welcome my king! I'm about to do some more research on that Danza you're discussing right now.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#16 May 7, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
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You're welcome my king! I'm about to do some more research on that Danza you're discussing right now.
Baby please. I like you but please don't be calling some gay looking Latino king. They have sugar in their tank and have girly haircuts and pluck their eyebrows.Now if they're fully blown Trannies now that's another story. I love Latino Trannies.

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#17 May 7, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
<quoted text>I hate Latinos but love Latinas.
Here is the critter that inspired those two danzas.

Coqui (Photo courtesy of Photos of Puerto Rico.com )

The Puerto Rican coquí is a very small - tiny - tree frog about one inch long. Some coquíes look green, some brown and some yellowish - actually they are translucent. Coquíes have a high pitched sound and can be heard from far away.

The coquíes begin to sing when the sun goes down at dusk. Their melody serenades islanders to sleep. Coquíes sing all night long until dawn when they stop singing and head for the nest. Puerto Ricans love their coquíes and have written poems, stories, and Aguinaldos about them.

During the time of the Taíno Indians trillions of coquíes serenated our ancestral home. Many Taíno Indian myths surround the coquí. Coquíes are found in much of the Taíno art like pictographs and pottery.

In Puerto Rico all coquíes are called coquí even though not all sing ''co-quí''. Only two of the species the ''Coquí Común'' and the ''Coquí de la Montaña or Coquí Puertorriqueño'' actually sing ''co-quí''.

Puerto Rican coquíes have relatives all over Latin America. The coquí genre is found in all the Caribbean Islands, and in Central and South America. But again, the only ones that make the sound ''co-quí'' are Puerto Rican.

The scientific name for the coquí is Eleu-thero-dactylus, characterized because they have no webbed toes. There are 16 different species in Puerto Rico and all of them have padded discs at the end of their toes which helps them climb. Coquíes are classified as amphibians - a grouping for cold blooded vertebrates that includes frogs, toads, or newts -that are able to live in both water and land.

Contrary to frogs, the coquíes do not go through a tadpole stage and break out of their egg - a small replica of their parents. Some coquíes are terrestrial some are arboreal. The Coquí Dorado is the only specie in the world that bears live young.

The male coquí sings - not the female. That means that in Puerto Rico we hear only half the coquíes singing. The male coquí watches over the eggs. The eggs hatch in 28 days and the young coquíes remain in the nest for an additional 5 days. Again the male coquí watches over them until they leave the nest.

When there is more light either from the moon or from street lights, there are less coquíes to be heard. Therefore there are more coquíes in isolated areas like the mountains. The specie ''Puerto Rican coquí'' sings co-quí, co-quí, co-quí at dusk and changes to co-quí-quí-quí, co-quí-quí-quí, co-quí-quí-quí, at dawn. It is arboreal - climbing to the top of trees in search of insects. There it remains until dawn when it changes its song and jumps down nesting until the evening.

Coquíes are in danger of extinction and actually two of them are already extinct - the Coquí Dorado and the Coquí Palmeado. Others are endangered species like the Coquí Caoba and the Coquí de Eneida. Why are coquíes in extinction? Because of deforestation. People have destroyed their habitat or homes (nests) destroying their eggs and destroying their source of food and nourishment

http://www.elboricua.com/coqui.html
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#18 May 7, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
<quoted text>Baby please. I like you but please don't be calling some gay looking Latino king. They have sugar in their tank and have girly haircuts and pluck their eyebrows.Now if they're fully blown Trannies now that's another story. I love Latino Trannies.
He's not gay Marcus. Many latinos have their own style just as black or white guys have their own style for example black guys wearing waves in their hair could be considered a "pretty boy" look. I don't take that as sugar in their tank. I like latinos style personally. I like pretty boys and most importantly ones with a great character which I find a lot in the latino community. I am a hair person (turn on) so the "girly haircuts" which aren't girly at all is a turn on for me. Pluck their eyebrows? Huh? Some do that, not all, and there is nothing wrong with that. They like to keep a nice appearance, so what. I have seen "plucked eyebrows" on a guy before and it looks super nice...very clean. It's not like these men who do that are getting them tweezed to be as thin as a woman's. It's basically slightly trimming or shaping it. It defines their handsome faces (latinos). Stick to the topic lol, stop the tranny obsession.
Ramapithecus Estupidicus

Harrisburg, PA

#20 May 7, 2013
Marcus Washington wrote:
The only Latinos that I like are the pretty sexy ones who are Trannies.
Aha! Yu beez a quack quack. Jus asa I thought.
Marcus Washington

Laredo, TX

#21 May 7, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
<quoted text>
He's not gay Marcus. Many latinos have their own style just as black or white guys have their own style for example black guys wearing waves in their hair could be considered a "pretty boy" look. I don't take that as sugar in their tank. I like latinos style personally. I like pretty boys and most importantly ones with a great character which I find a lot in the latino community. I am a hair person (turn on) so the "girly haircuts" which aren't girly at all is a turn on for me. Pluck their eyebrows? Huh? Some do that, not all, and there is nothing wrong with that. They like to keep a nice appearance, so what. I have seen "plucked eyebrows" on a guy before and it looks super nice...very clean. It's not like these men who do that are getting them tweezed to be as thin as a woman's. It's basically slightly trimming or shaping it. It defines their handsome faces (latinos). Stick to the topic lol, stop the tranny obsession.
No one likes Latinos. 99 percent of women the world over no matter what race despise latinos and find them ugly looking and lazy.

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