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charanga (plural charangas)
- (countable, uncountable, music) A traditional ensemble of Cuban dance music, and the genre of music they create.
2007 September 17, The New York Times, “New CDs”, in New York Times:
- The album includes plenty of songs about love and dancing that draw on vintage and recent Cuban music, from the lilting son to the elegant flute and violins of charanga to percussive rumba and mambo.
Of expressive/onomatopoeic origin
charanga f (plural charangas)