charanga

(redirected from Charanga a la francesa)

cha·ran·ga

 (chə-räng′gə)
n.
A style of popular Cuban dance music characterized by the use of violins and flutes along with percussion instruments, piano, bass, and vocals.

[American Spanish, short for charanga (francesa), French band, from Spanish charanga, irregular popular orchestra, probably of imitative origin.]

charanga

(ˌtʃæˈræŋɡə)
n
(Music, other) a type of orchestra used in performing traditional Cuban music
[Spanish]