Bachata is a romantic genre from the Dominican Republic .
The music is played with a guitar , a bass , a Güira and bongos .
Most artists are male guitar players with some wailing vocals tales of
tragic love .
Thus it could be . Bachata Latin American tearjerker called
The original term used for this genre was therefore amargue which means
Later the term
bachata became popular.
A bachata in the Dominican- Spanish one ( disorganized ) party or
In the Dominican Republic is the bachata long boycotted by the media,
but managed to keep the music flow . Themselves through sales of
cassette tapes and concerts up
Only in the nineties, the bachata penetrated the radio and television
stations on the island and not long after it got an international
Bachata is now increasingly combined with influences from merengue , pop
and rhythm and blues , but also by reggaeton .
At various places in the world bachata dance in different ways.
There are no strict rules .
Fall broadly distinguish three dance modes :
There is dancing at a distance while being held each other's hands .
Often there put a lot of quick passes between .
The movements are usually spontaneous and adapted to the specific number
. Turning are rarely
Complex combinations of rotation (as in salsa ) are never made .
The Dominican style is mixed with reggaeton influences in recent years.
The Dominican style is the most advanced and creative bachata dance
dance school style
At dance schools in the United States and Europe is often taught in a
traditional bachata dance dance posture with both partners facing each
other close dancing with their right hand behind the back of the
usually not made quick steps .
contrast, often learned some run .
On Curaçao - and from there spread to the Netherlands and even to other
countries - is a dance that way created on the fourth (last ) beat of
the bar is raised every time a hip and a Hopje ' is made .
The older generation Antilleans tilt also sometimes the shoulder.
Is often mistakenly thought such Hopje a fixed part of bachata dancing .
In the home country , the Dominican Republic this Hopje not used .
The differences between the bachata dance styles are quite large.
Generally the dance style also varies between fast bachatas that are
loose ( with only the hands ) dancing and romantic bachatas closer to be
danced with more physical contact against each other.
Lower social class
Both in the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands Antilles is bachata ,
the music and the dance , often associated with the lower social class .
The music is often played at loud ' cafeterias ' ( Dominican Republic )
or "snacks" ( Netherlands Antilles ) .
These are simple bars , often semi-open air , where the beer is served
by waitresses where you can . Usually also danced with
In some cases, there may also be of prostitution .
Hence the bachata by some has a dubious reputation.
Since bachata also has broken in many countries outside the Caribbean ,
including the U.S. and the Netherlands , this kind of music has become
part of the mainstream Latin music .
Aventura is internationally by far the most popular group , but among
Dominicans are the most popular artists Anthony Santos and Juan Luis
Other popular artists are Prince Royce , Hector Acosta , Raulin
Rodriguez , Zacarias Ferreira , Dominic Marte , Frank Reyes , Luis
Miguel del Amargue , Xtreme , Andy Andy , Elvis Martinez , Carlos y
Alejandra , Yoskar Sarante , Alex Bueno , and Joe Veras .
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