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Faster paced than Dengue and Pachanga, Mozambique is an energetic style of Cuban music and dance. Several different kinds of drum and other African instruments are featured in the dance style, in addition to the usual Conga drums and sometimes the saxophone.

The style made its first appearance in 1963, in Havana, on the television program Ritmos de Juventud, with the host encircled by drummers so in sync with each other that they produced a piano-like sound, while at the same time performing the Mozambique dance, which consists of bending the knee and lowering the body while simultaneously lifting up a foot while returning the body to its normal upright position, continuing to bend the knees, lowering the body and lifting alternate feet as rapidly and energetically.

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