The origins of Quebradita stem came in the 1960s with a band called El Recodo. This band mixed cumbia with banda instruments. However, this musical movement did not expand until the late 80’s and early 90’s. Between 1990 and 2000, Quebradita gained the most popularity.
Today, although less popular than norteno and duranguense, the Quebradita is well-known in both the Mexico and certain areas of the U.S.
Quebradita, literally meaning “little break,” exemplifies the breaking element in the dance. Hold onto one another, the couple seem to break at the knees and waist in their movements. Also, in the acrobatics of the dance, the woman being thrown around seems to break around the man’s body while sliding down and around.
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