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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.]
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(Music, other) a type of orchestra used in performing traditional Cuban music
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