Amazon Quiz (August 27, 2021): Which Mahindra car model, relaunched in 2021, is named after a dance that developed in late 18th century Spain?

A. Marazzo

B. Verito

C. Bolero

D. Thar

Answer: C. Bolero

Bolero, a 7–9 seater SUV, is produced by Indian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra. The basic design is based on Mahindra Armada Grand. The car gets its name from the Bolero dance form that originated in Spain. 

Bolero, the dance form, is a Spanish dance in 3/4 time popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The dance form originated from the seguidilla between 1750 and 1772 and became extremely popular in Madrid, La Manch, Andalusia and Murcia. 

Sebastian Cerezo is credited with being the earliest and best dancers of the Bolero. Cerezo's dance marked the transition from the seguidilla to the Bolero. The genre's legacy lives in the works of many classical composers such as Maurice Ravel, whose most famous piece is named after the dance form. 

In its heyday, the Bolero was popular in ballrooms across Spain and was performed by Spanish troupes abroad along with other dances such as the cachucha. Some art music Boleros are actually based on the habanera, a Cuban adaptation of the French contredanse which sometimes featured in French opera and Spanish zarzeula. 

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