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A Cuban dance that came to Spain in the mid-19th century and named after Havana (Habana). The most famous Habanera, El Arresglito, was written by Sebastian Yradier and used by Georges Bizet in his opera Carmen in 1875. The Habanera is performed in a slow 2/4 meter and has a dotted rhythm pattern unique to the dance.


Last Updated: 2014-02-15 14:26:48