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  • n  music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
  • n  a Cuban dance in duple time

  • As he dum-tada-ta-ed the habanera from Carmen ("Greasy cup and dirty plate, I'll wash you up immaculate, da ta") in a caf kitchen, Dishwasher Bert Lahr learned, that he had won .
  • Ever since 1875 when Emperor Franz Josef shook his royal britches to the tune of the Afro-Cuban habanera, the world has imported a remarkably large part of its popular music .
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  • Beer, Bach and the not-so-velvet underground
    Buzz is an alumna of the Beer School at Gene McCarthy’s. The class we attended was titled “Classical Music and Beer.” A sultry Ravel Habanera was matched with a white ale. A Blonde Bock made the Prelude from Bach’s First Cello Suite go down mighty easy.
    Nov. 12, 2013 - The Buffalo News

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