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El merengue newest version
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El merengue newest version
El merengue newest version
El merengue newest version
El merengue newest version
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  • 1. By: Antonio, Javier, Leonardo, & Rafael
  • 2. Origin/Location/Time Period Merengue was created by Ñico Lora, a Dominican of Spanish descent, in the 1920s The original Merengue was not danced by couples, but danced in a circle In the Dominican Republic it was promoted by Rafael Trujillo, (the dictator), and became the countrys national music and dance form
  • 3. Instruments: Tambora Marimba Güiro Accordion Bongos Congas
  • 4. Occasions The Festival of Merengue Parties Celebrations Assorted dance events
  • 5. Vocabulary Animado – Lively Arrastre – Dragging El ritmo– Rhythm El güiro– A scored gourd-like instrument played with a music fork or a percussion stick El paso– Step El estilo – Style
  • 6. Traditional Dress No specific dress, however traditional Dominican Republic clothing is worn, including:  Bright colors  Sandals  Blouses  Skirts  Long Pants  Assorted hats
  • 7. Popular Artists Elvis Crespo- a Puerto Rican-American Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Winner, named "Elvis" after Elvis Presley Celines- Considered one of the best Merengue performers by Puerto Ricans Melina León – A Merengue singer and actress Los Principes del Merengue - The first Merengue and Salsa band in the city of San Diego
  • 8. Associated Dances/CulturalComparison Ballroom Dance Folk Dance Salsa Bachata
  • 9. Merengue Video

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