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  • By: Antonio, Javier, Leonardo, & Rafael
  • 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
  • Instruments: Tambora Marimba Güiro Accordion Bongos Congas
  • Occasions The Festival of Merengue Parties Celebrations Assorted dance events
  • 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
  • Traditional Dress No specific dress, however traditional Dominican Republic clothing is worn, including:  Bright colors  Sandals  Blouses  Skirts  Long Pants  Assorted hats
  • 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
  • Associated Dances/CulturalComparison Ballroom Dance Folk Dance Salsa Bachata
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