Joe Veras: Renewing the tastes of Dominican Bachata

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Joe Veras: Renewing the tastes of Dominican Bachata

Born to a rural family of thirteen children, the son of Sotero Veras and Maria, started dabbling in music at a very early age in the Dominican Republic. Playing the electronic acoustic guitar and dressing in trendy city clothes, Joe Veras embarked on an artistic career right after college, and released his debut production “With Love” in 1993, which gained public popularity among Bachata lovers.  His 1995 hit single “With More Love” won him The Casandra Award in 1997, and...

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Merengue : A national symbol in Dominican society

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Merengue : A national symbol in Dominican society

  Merengue is maybe the most sought after Latin dance from around the globe. Its success on the international stage is associated with the success of the Dominican national.  Even though the true origin of this music is not known, the theories surrounding it is strongly related to expressions of Dominican identity. Merengue is therefore a national symbol in the Dominican Republic. Merengue was born from the combined fusion of African drums and European music. The...

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