Bolero

genre of Latin music, Cuban origin

Bolero refers to two distinct genres of slow-tempo Hispanic music and their dances.[1] The oldest type of bolero came from Spain during the late 18th century.[2]

The second type of bolero was also a slow musical form, from late 19th century Cuba. It was sung by itinerant trovadors (travelling singers) whose main accompaniment was the guitar.[3]

The bolero survives today as a slow music and dance form.

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  1. Carpentier, Alejo 2001 [1945]. Music in Cuba. Minneapolis MN.
  2. Grut, Marina; Guest & Ivor Forbes 2002. The Bolero School: an illustrated history of the bolero, the seguidillas and the escuela bolera: syllabus and dances. Dance Books. ISBN 978-1-85273-081-9
  3. Loyola Fernández, Jose 1997. En ritmo de bolero: el bolero en la musica bailable cubana. Huracan, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.