Bachata: A Social History of a Dominican Popular Music

ISBN13: 9781566393003
Release Date: June 6th 1995
Published by: Temple University Press
Pages: 381

Tracing its roots to the country's poorest areas and documenting its initial rejection by the media, mainstream musicians, and middle and upper class Dominicans, the author presents a history of this now-popular musical form. Five decades of musical, social, economic, and political change are analyzed through issues of class, gender, politics and migration and their impact on bachata and the Dominican music industry.

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