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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.]


(Music, other) a type of orchestra used in performing traditional Cuban music
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Summary: DUBAI - Charanga, a kids fashion brand from Spain, on Tuesday made UAE foray by opening its first outlet at the Dubai Mall.
Stores opening soon include Charanga for children, ladies fashion brand Monsoon, QUIZ and Agatha.
Unveiling the programme of this festival designed to boost artistic, cultural and tourist dynamics in different parts of Djerba, the founder of this event, created since, 2002 Lassaad Elghaieb told TAP news agency that celebrities will be present including singer Nathalie Cardone, Charanga Habanera group as well as artists coming from Cuba, Martinique, Madagascar, Sicily, Reunion, Mallorca and Greece as well as Kerkennah and Djerba.
Roberts traveled to Cuba to study with Egues and returned home with enough music and inspiration to form an authentic Cuban charanga band.
Caption: 1 Uh-Huh Her's Camila Grey at The Dinah 2 Missy Higgins rocks The Fillmore in San Francisco 3 Exes and Ohs star Megan Cavanagh (right) and her wife, Anne Chamberlain, at the GLAAD Media Awards in SF 4 Amy Ray at The Dinah 5 Jenny Shimizu and Susi Kenna at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City 6 Booby Trap party at the Bolt Underground, Minneapolis 7 Suze Orman speaks at GLAAD SF 8 I Want to Work for Diddy's Laverne Cox accepts the award for Outstanding Reality Program at GLAAD SF 9 Partygoers at Curves third annual Ladies' Night for Dine Out for Life at Charanga in SF 10 Suede performs at the Dinah Weekend 11 Dr.
Those wicked Latin sounds and rhythms of Havana will be provided by the much-applauded Yorkshire charangueros Charanga Del Norte.
Sneaky and surreal, Charanga Cakewalk serves up comfort food that never lets you get too comfortable.
The festival will include the music of Puerto Rican Power, Tito Gomez and his orchestra, El Binomio de Oro, Latin Brothers, La Sonora Colombiana, Aladino y la Charanga, Duo Echo from Colombia, Bate Q' Bate ex Chocolate from Uruguay and Carmah from Mexico.
He has made many successful pieces for River North, including Charanga, a large-scale, joyous frolic in the spicy style of Latin-American dance to music by Yello.
Los Angeles, California-based flutist Fay Roberts leads one of the finest Latin bands in the Southland: Charangoa, a charanga band that performs traditional Cuban music with an instrumentation favoring the flute as the lead melodic voice, backed by violins and a rhythm section of bass, piano and percussion.
To help launch the scheme, renowned salsa band Charanga Del Norte, is performing live on Saturday (March 1st) at Marsden Mechanics
Enjoy gospel music by the Up Choir, salsa music and dance by Charanga Cubana, East Indian dance by Malitha Iyengar and the Rangoli Dance Company, workshops, storytelling by the theatrical group We Tell Stories, international folksongs by Nevenka and more.