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Amelia Sugar COCAINE

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#1 May 7, 2013
Great bachata dancers below...

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Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean islands. Both the music and the dance have been influenced by Cuban Bolero, the Merengue (also of Dominican Republic origin), Salsa and Cumbia.

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#2 May 7, 2013
Bachata wasn't influinced by nothing cuban.It was created by the poor rural blacks in the country side,in the "cibao" region(northern dom. Rep) where my mothers from. Its a latino version of the "blues".Most of the songs are about love affairs,or affairs gone bad,tough times etc.It was called "bachata" by the mixed/euro upper class because they thought of it as "trash"(bachata)musi c.
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#3 May 7, 2013
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#9 May 7, 2013
Capricorn Black wrote:
real dancers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1ukkLGjceVoXX
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Cap Black

Charleston, SC

#10 May 7, 2013
The Traditional Dominican Tambora is of Igbo origin, and the rythm of Merengue.

Linguistic studies have shown even the rythm/cadence that we speak spanish is largely african(though many dominicans themselves may not know this).

The african element in dominican culture is highy under-studied it has only been post 1960s that these studies have taken place, remember that the Spanish/French elite have been trying to whitewash Quisqueya/Haiti since the begining.

The contribution of different african ethnic groups can also be seen in the musical styles of the island. the Drums that people call palo drums are alachuetes are mainly of Kongo origin and use goat skin. Balsie and Mongo are also of Kongo origin. There is also the Marimba which is from the same region of Africa. We uniquely have the survival of one of the few cord instruments brought by africans and it is called the Gayumba and it somewhat resembles the Brazilian berimbau.

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#11 May 7, 2013
Traditional Music Dominican Republic, Afro-Dominicano.
http://www.colonialzone-dr.com/musica_tipica-...
A traditional African stringed instrument called the Gayumba. Whistles are also used as signals to the musicians and to tell the dancing order. Each small town ...

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#13 May 8, 2013
Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically.

The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. The knees should be slightly bent so the performer can sway the hips easier. Generally, most of the dancer's movement is in the lower body up to the hips, and the upper body moves much less.

In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open or closed position. Dance moves, or step variety, during performance strongly depends on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike Salsa, Bachata dance does not usually include complex turn patterns but they are used more and more as the dance evolves. The leading is done just like in most other social dances, with a “pushing and pulling” hand and arm communication. Hand and arm communication is better conveyed when most of the movement is performed by the lower body (from waist down); i.e. hips and footwork.

The original dance style from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean is a basic dance sequence in a full 8 count moving within a square.

Dancers in the Western World later began developing a more simple pattern and added dance elements from other dances as well, the basic is also in a full 8 count, but with a side-to-side motion. Both Styles consist of 3 steps normal and then a tap step.

The tap is often accompanied by a “pop” of the hips, and is sometimes substituted with syncopations (steps in between the beats - some similar to cha-cha-cha steps and others much different).

Bachata music has an accent in rhythm at every fourth count. Often, this is when dancers will tap-step & pop their hips - this is called dancing bachata to the basic rhythm of the music (because the first step after the pop falls on the 1st beat of the measure)....

Traditional (the Western Traditional: the first Fusion Style)

At some point in the late 1990s, dancers and dance-schools in the Western World began using a simpler side to side pattern instead of the box-steps probably due to a misunderstanding of the original steps. The basic steps of this pattern move side to side, changing direction after every tap.

Characteristics of this "early" dance school style is the close connection between partners, soft hip movements, tap with a small "pop" of the hip on the 4th step (1, 2, 3, Tap/Hip) and does not include many Turns/Figures. Most of the styling in this style is from Ballroom Dance and Dips are commonly used in this style.

Notice that the term Traditional here refer to it was the first Fusion Style and not that it's the original Bachata from the Dominican Republic. This was the first style of Bachata popularised by Salsa Schools outside the Dominican Republic.

[edit] Modern/Moderna (later Fusion Style)

Later a newer style called Modern Style was developed probably from around 2005 on the 'Traditional' Style base. This style is widely considered to have originated in Spain, but as with all 'evolutions' of dance style this itself is widely debated. The basics are the same as Traditional Style Bachata, but with added dance elements and styling from Salsa, Tango, Zouk-lambada, Ballroom etc. In this style, couples typically move their upper torsos more, put greater emphasis on the hip pop, and women use more exaggerated hip movements.

[edit] Bachatango/Bachata Tango (later Fusion Style)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachata_ (dance)
Ilmu Batin

Paris, France

#14 May 8, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
The Traditional Dominican Tambora is of Igbo origin, and the rythm of Merengue.
Linguistic studies have shown even the rythm/cadence that we speak spanish is largely african(though many dominicans themselves may not know this).
The african element in dominican culture is highy under-studied it has only been post 1960s that these studies have taken place, remember that the Spanish/French elite have been trying to whitewash Quisqueya/Haiti since the begining.
The contribution of different african ethnic groups can also be seen in the musical styles of the island. the Drums that people call palo drums are alachuetes are mainly of Kongo origin and use goat skin. Balsie and Mongo are also of Kongo origin. There is also the Marimba which is from the same region of Africa. We uniquely have the survival of one of the few cord instruments brought by africans and it is called the Gayumba and it somewhat resembles the Brazilian berimbau.
Interesting info do you have references : books or articles ? Thanks

I read in a book " el indio, el negro y la Vida tradicional dominicana" by Deive, that bachata is an African word see p 122 -123
Ilmu Batin

Paris, France

#15 May 8, 2013
Capricorn Black wrote:
Bachata wasn't influinced by nothing cuban.It was created by the poor rural blacks in the country side,in the "cibao" region(northern dom. Rep) where my mothers from. Its a latino version of the "blues".Most of the songs are about love affairs,or affairs gone bad,tough times etc.It was called "bachata" by the mixed/euro upper class because they thought of it as "trash"(bachata)musi c.
Is true that Ciao is mainly a " European" looking region ? I visited Santiago mainly so I don't have a global view.
Ilmu Batin

Paris, France

#16 May 8, 2013
please read Cibao instead of Ciao

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#17 May 8, 2013
The following text was taken from the book "Bachata, A social history of a Dominican popular music", published by Temple University Press in 1995, written by Deborah Pacini Hernandez.

Defining Bachata

The music that today is called bachata emerged from a long-standing Latin American tradition of guitar music, música de guitarra, which was typically played by guitars with percussion provided by maracas and/or hardwood sticks, bongo drums, or a gourd scraper. Sometimes a large thumb bass was included as well. When bachata emerged in the early 1960s, it was part of an important subcategory of guitar music, romantic guitar music -as distinguished from guitar music intended primarily for dancing. As musicians began speeding up the rhythm and dancers developed a new dance step, bachata began to be considered dance music as well.

Bachata musicians drew upon the Cuban bolero, Mexican rancheros and corridos, Cuban son, guaracha and guajira, Puerto Rican plena and jibaro music, and the Colombian-Ecuadorian vals campesino and pasillo- as well as the Dominican merengue, which was originally guitar-based.

Before the development of a Dominican recording industry and the spread of the mass media, guitar-based bands were almost indispensable for a variety of informal recreational events such as Sunday afternoon parties and spontaneous gatherings that took place in back yards, living rooms, or in the street that were known as bachatas. Dictionaries of Latin American Spanish define the term bachata as something which denotes fun, merriment, a good time, or a spree. However, in the Dominican Republic, in addition to the emotional quality of fun and enjoyment suggested by the dictionary definition, it referred specifically to get-togethers that included music, drink, and food...

http://www.2step2.net/history%20Bachata.htm
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#18 May 8, 2013
Thanks for clearing that up for me guys on the bachata history. I absolutely love bachata music and dance. I dance to it quite well too. Does Puerto Rico or Ricans do a lot of bachata dancing or they're more on salsa? I'm curious because we're going to Puerto Rico this year.
Crackers are kidnappers

Sicklerville, NJ

#19 May 8, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up for me guys on the bachata history. I absolutely love bachata music and dance. I dance to it quite well too. Does Puerto Rico or Ricans do a lot of bachata dancing or they're more on salsa? I'm curious because we're going to Puerto Rico this year.
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Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#20 May 8, 2013
Crackers are kidnappers wrote:
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Hey my baby is here. What up sweetheart? You dump that skinny cracker yet?
No I did not dump my MAN and no such thing as yet, not when it comes to you lol my little treasure troll. I just got on here and even too mentally exhausted to troll today. It's been a busy day for us all morning up until now pretty much. How is your day so far?
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#21 May 8, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
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No I did not dump my MAN and no such thing as yet, not when it comes to you lol my little treasure troll. I just got on here and even too mentally exhausted to troll today. It's been a busy day for us all morning up until now pretty much. How is your day so far?
Same old same old. Troll when im at work troll when I get home.

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Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#22 May 8, 2013
Crackers are kidnappers wrote:
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Same old same old. Troll when im at work troll when I get home.
muahaha
Haha I hear that. When I was working from home, I was trolling a lot of times while having to do my work at the same time online. It made time fly by super quick that's for sure. Muah! right back.
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Sicklerville, NJ

#23 May 8, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
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Haha I hear that. When I was working from home, I was trolling a lot of times while having to do my work at the same time online. It made time fly by super quick that's for sure. Muah! right back.
LOL imma tell your skinny bf you blowing kisses at me.
Amelia i wanna feel ya

Sicklerville, NJ

#24 May 8, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
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No I did not dump my MAN and no such thing as yet, not when it comes to you lol my little treasure troll. I just got on here and even too mentally exhausted to troll today. It's been a busy day for us all morning up until now pretty much. How is your day so far?
They still judging every post you make.

LOLOLOL!!!!!!
wino

United States

#25 May 8, 2013
Capricorn Black wrote:
Bachata wasn't influinced by nothing cuban.It was created by the poor rural blacks in the country side,in the "cibao" region(northern dom. Rep) where my mothers from. Its a latino version of the "blues".Most of the songs are about love affairs,or affairs gone bad,tough times etc.It was called "bachata" by the mixed/euro upper class because they thought of it as "trash"(bachata)musi c.
100% correct I suggest she listen to the great and original Anthony Santos

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