Conga meaning

kŏng'gə
A dance of Latin-American origin in which the dancers form a long winding line.
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The music for this dance.
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A conga drum.
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To perform this dance.
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A Latin American dance of African origin with a repeated pattern of three steps followed by a kick: the dancers typically form a winding line.
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Syncopated music for this dance, in 2/4 time.
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An elongated bass drum played with the hands.
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To dance the conga.
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A tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban hand drum of African origin.
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A march of Cuban origin in four-four time in which people form a chain, each holding the hips of the person in front of them; in each bar, dancers take three shuffle steps and then kick alternate legs outwards at the beat; the chain weaves around the place and allows new participants to join the back of the chain.
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To dance the conga.
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Origin of conga

  • American Spanish (danza) Conga Congo (dance) from Spanish Congo , of the Congo from Kongo -kongo Kongo language and people
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition