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, rhumba
1. a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
2. a ballroom dance derived from this
3. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance



a ballroom dance of Mexican origin using elements of Cuban folk dance with a sharply syncopated rhythm. The rumba became popular in the late 1920’s in the USA and Western Europe. The musical measure is 4/4, and the tempo is moderate with a sharp increase in the last part.


A popular family of PC-to-host connectivity programs from NetManage, Inc., Cupertino, CA ( Acquired in 1999 from Wall Data Inc., the RUMBA software gives desktop PC users access to virtually any host across any network. Rumba supports Windows and OS/2 clients connected to IBM mainframes, AS/400s, VAXes, HP, Unix and other hosts via coax adapters, twinax cards or the network.
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Rolled out in October and running through mid-January, consumers are given the chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 or one of 20 $500 cash awards, as well as coupons for free Rumba products.
Upon accepting his new post, Pratt advised that the organization will soon introduce lower and flat rate fees for individuals and corporations to join RuMBA.
The Central Park Rumba is above all a community's family gathering, with hours of socializing, eating, and making new connections on the grassy area uphill from the benches, where a variety of pan-Caribbean drinks and foods are shared and vended.
The cultivation and proliferation of Cuban rumba outside Cuba can be traced to at least three different contexts: the international theater and cabaret circuit evolving from the 1800s to the 1930s; the production and distribution of recordings categorized as rhumba (2) through radio and record stores since the late 1920s; and the influence of Cuban rumberos/as in New York City's public and private spheres since the 1940s.
During the 1800s sailors arrived in Spain with the new rumba rhythm from Cuba that Spanish gypsies then integrated into their own flamenco music to create "rumba flamenca.
Beef products were introduced under the Rumba brand name in 2007 and the line is now being expanded to include pork.
NetManage Inc (Nasdaq:NETM), a software company that provides solutions for integrating, web enabling and accessing enterprise information systems, has announced that its RUMBA and OnWeb Web-to-Host products have achieved the Works with Vista designation.
According to the company, new RUMBA features optional monitoring and reporting for RUMBA clients; custom application development; security of client-to-host communication; VBA-type scripting support; support for web migration and comprehensive technical support.
Another Rumba brainchild is the Magnetic Chess and Checkers travel set ($9.
The Rumba del Siglo revue was premiered in 1999 at Havana's Teatro America, and is now being revived for a short UK tour, marking the first time that many of its members have performed over here.
Each of the four programs for the festival simply listed the company as performing gaga, tajona, and rumba, but did not explain what these were (gaga and tajona are types of folk dances from the Afro-Cuban tradition, while the more familiar rumba is a popular Cuban dance).