What is the History of the Bolero?


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Who was Sebastián Cerezo?

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1. What is the bien parado?

2. Name one characteristic of the Cuban-style Bolero that is different from the Spanish Bolero.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about the history of Bolero with this quiz/worksheet combo. Topics include the relationship of Sebastián Cerezo to Bolero and an explanation of the bien parado.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following areas will be addressed:

  • Attribute of the Cuban-style Bolero that differs from the Spanish Bolero
  • Trio Los Panchos
  • Main topic of the Bolero traditional song and dance

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the Spanish Bolero and the Cuban-style Bolero
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define the Trio Los Panchos
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the bien parado and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Sebastián Cerezo and how he's connected to Bolero

Additional Learning

Get some more information on the dancing style with an accompanying lesson titled What is the History of the Bolero? You'll be going over these subjects:

  • Meter in music
  • 'Escuela Bolera' schools
  • Trova musical tradition