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Andalusian dance, found as early as 16th cent., in simple triple time, similar to the bolero but quicker. The participants interpolate vocal passages called coplas, which are in short lines of alternately 5 and 7 syllables, with assonance (agreement of vowels) rather than rhyme. Castanets, and usually guitar, are used for acc. Many regional variants.

Subjects: Music.


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