Merengue y Bachata

Merengue y Bachata - Music in the Dominican Republic...

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Music in the Dominican Republic: Merengue y Bachata 12/03/2008 12:03:00 MUSICAL TRANSFORMATION (1910s-1920s) Absorption by bourgeoisie Preference for salon music o Big band music: jazz, foxtrot o Big brass: trumpet, saxophone Nationalistic fervor o Elite big bands and merengue Trujillo: Cibao-style merengue Urban bands required to play merengue Big band feel: trumpets and sax Típico elements bridge gap: tambora, accordion TRUJILLO Y MERENGUE Media inundates public sphere Típico and “orquestra” merengues: class specific Record industry? Petán Trujillo’s monopoly o Discouraged rock’n’roll and jazz o Minimal opportunities for local music Merengue as national music Merengue típico cibaeño: horn version MODERN MERENGUE Political developments CIA and Trujillo
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o Fear of Batista-like civil situation Juan Bosch: Communism? o
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSC 396 taught by Professor Ramos-kitrell during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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