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2009-04-30 14:45:44

Two recently published studies show that some birds, parrots in particular, can "dance" to a musical beat. The reports, published online on April 30th in Current Biology, reveal that birds can also bob their heads, tap their feet, and sway their bodies along to a musical beat. Researchers said the findings show that a very basic aspect of the human response to music is shared with other species. "We've discovered a cockatoo [named Snowball] that dances to the beat of human music," said...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin