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The cinquillo is a syncopated rhythm found in a number of Afro-Latin musical styles. It is present in the Cuban habanera and danzón, and in the Argentine tango. It is, with polyrhythms, a characteristic African influence on Latin music.[1][2][3]

Tresillo, a related rhythm

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  1. Orovio, Helio. 1981. Diccionario de la Música Cubana, p.237. La Habana, Editorial Letras Cubanas. ISBN 959-10-0048-0.
  2. Garrett, Charles Hiroshi 2008. Struggling to define a nation: American music and the twentieth century, p.54. ISBN 9780520254862
  3. Sublette, Ned 2007. Cuba and its music, p.134. ISBN 978-1-55652-632-9