Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity

ISBN13: 9781566394840
Release Date: January 22nd 1997
Published by: Temple University Press
Pages: 216

The quintessential book on Dominican dance music examines the historical and contemporary contexts in which merengue is performed, as well as the symbolic, racial and class significance, and social and political function of the dance. From rural folk roots to international mass music, the author presents the complex history and cultural career of merengue through interviews and written commentaries.

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