Bachata Dance
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Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#69 May 13, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
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Raulin Rodriguez is another well known bachata singer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5wirI7FlO-QXX
Thanks for this link. I just finished listening to this song in its entirety and I liked it! Are there any other dances well known there in Dominican Republic?
wino

Phoenix, AZ

#70 May 13, 2013
Amelia Sugar COCAINE wrote:
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Thanks for this link. I just finished listening to this song in its entirety and I liked it! Are there any other dances well known there in Dominican Republic?
watching how they have taking bachata dancing to a different level in the states ..mi no like..they have taking the romance the closeness the feeling away with all these fancy moves you said you were learning please stick to the traditional Dominican way it's more romantic
Amelia Sugar COCAINE

Castle Rock, CO

#71 May 13, 2013
wino wrote:
<quoted text> watching how they have taking bachata dancing to a different level in the states ..mi no like..they have taking the romance the closeness the feeling away with all these fancy moves you said you were learning please stick to the traditional Dominican way it's more romantic
Is the new style today that much different from the original Dominican style of romanticizing bachata? I would appreciate all styles of it being that I absolutely love bachata. It's a very clean and tasteful style.
UruEuWauWau

Brazil

#72 May 17, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
<quoted text>Another old form of music you never heard of from DR is called "mangulina" which is older than merengue.Very country style
.../watch?v=8aZRPBQ_Xyo
Dominicans and haitian merengue is different(or has evolved in different ways),though they're related.
Ya really are funny, ya know. ;-) Sometimes I get the feelin' ya dunno a shyat 'bout DR ya claim to descend from. ;-D Before ya even think what DR could be, I already know everythin', from the most remote areas to the underground scene. ;-) I simply have a broad perspective on Latin music, tracin' influences on all continents. ;-D For Xample, when ya found out 'bout imported primitive string instrument to DR, w/ Haitian immigrants, that DomInicans call 'gayumba', I knew Xactly how it looks & sounds, & where it's still used in L.America, & approx. original loc8ion it came from in C.Africa. ;-D However, it has nuttin' to do w/ BRA 'berimbau', neither in sound, nor in shape, nor the way it's played. ;-) Well,'mangulina', just like 'carabine', is basically a Spanish (European) dance, & doesn't have much to do w/ Africa. ;-D Haitians have influenced Afro-DR music & folklore a lot, case closed. ;-)
UruEuWauWau

Brazil

#73 May 18, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
<quoted text>Another old form of music you never heard of from DR is called "mangulina" which is older than merengue.Very country style
.../watch?v=8aZRPBQ_Xyo
Dominicans and haitian merengue is different(or has evolved in different ways),though they're related.
Well, yesterday I thought I'd stop w/ that post, but since ya seem clueless 'bout yo' own DomInican peeps & culture ya claim, I reckon some class here's more that due. ;-) Ya'll thx me l8r, obviously. ;-D Now, remember that 'gayumba' ya mentioned in one of yo' previous clueless posts rel8in' it to BRA 'berimbau', it has nuttin' to do w/?! Well, from C.Africa it was brought to Haiti w/ some Gabonese Bantu groups, & from there migr8d w/ Haitian slaves to E.Cuba & DR. ;-)

- amongst C.African Pygmy B(i)aka peeps who invented 'gayumba' it's known as 'angbindi'(in Engl. called 'earth bow')
h.ttp://youtu.be/DQeEtvUkulA

- & Cubans still use it in remote E.Cuban areas, where it's known as 'tingo talango', but it's played in a similar, not the same way
h.ttp://youtu.be/E_ZyqnIhgYk

- C.African Pygmies also invented a few other arc/bow instruments, like 'limbindi'
h.ttp://youtu.be/1zsRh-TBgrk

- yet 'mouth bow' seems to be invented by San peeps (Khoisan group), & mouth bow is rel8d to BRA 'berimbau', & his C. & S.African relatives. Here ya have some Xamples ;-)
h.ttp://youtu.be/VSHYamVybo0
h.ttp://youtu.be/FAXj2P5sPy0

However, both BRA 'berimbau' & some 'mouth bows' were known to pre-Colombian Amerindians in C. & S.America as well. ;-)

- here ya have an Xample of C.American 'berimbau', known as 'quijongo' or 'caramba'
h.ttp://youtu.be/Fv1QIdMy2No
h.ttp://youtu.be/lvB_lSchTjY

- one of many old Amerindian mouth bow instruments still used today, known as 'chapareque' ;-D
h.ttp://youtu.be/IFx1B2uxAKU

& now goin' back to DR & its folklore (dances & music) I'll show ya sump'n ya never knew Xisted. ;-D

- like 'sarandunga'
h.ttp://youtu.be/FmVaLZBpvyc
h.ttp://youtu.be/0fjpGIhzXPs

- & then 'carabine'(brought to DR by European Hispanic Canarians)
h.ttp://youtu.be/nKdOId-rgu8

- & then comes 'zapateo'
h.ttp://youtu.be/2SB9m6SRWlA

- & then some pretty much S.European & Hispanic 'mangulina'( to which some scholars attribute strong Carib/Taino influences) styles, like 'manolao' & 'guayacanal'(oldest)
h.ttp://youtu.be/HWLbEP1cvps
h.ttp://youtu.be/48sncnDSza8

- already known so-called 'pirico repiao'(older form)
h.ttp://youtu.be/snB11TZoN-8

- or 'merengue tipico'(younger form)
h.ttp://youtu.be/VZSYtRXX1Ac

- & finally 'danzon dominicano'(French in origin)
h.ttp://youtu.be/NlE_h2qpo6Q

There's a bit more around DR to be seen, but even this much for today's class will do, I reckon. Dun be ashamed of yo' European roots, mixed w/ some Carib/Taino influences as well. ;-D
UruEuWauWau

Brazil

#74 May 18, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
perico ripao(country style merengue)
This song was a big hit once
.../watch?v=56vB3peZxRI
Well, I almost forgot a very important detail. ;-D That famous DomInican 'guira' is not African, but originally a Carib/Taino instrument made of wood. ;-) It's found even in/on Cuba & Haiti, but also around other Caribbean area, includin' C. & S.America. ;-)

- I mean this guira ya see here ;-D
h.ttp://youtu.be/ElqgsS8ys6Q
h.ttp://youtu.be/GycRXNQvj98

- ya wanna see Africa mixed w/ Europe, aye? Here's the (Haitian) origin of Yank Jazz w/ clear C.African influence ;-D
h.ttp://youtu.be/nKtiB_UW9hU
h.ttp://youtu.be/7Osl8CacmrU

- & here ya can see & hear its original C.African influence
h.ttp://youtu.be/OqwcT8P8mLQ

BRA 'berimbau' prolly came to BRA w/ African slaves from S. & SE.Africa, but the sounds are very Bramerindian or Bramerindian influenced. ;-)
UruEuWauWau

Brazil

#75 May 18, 2013
UruEuWauWau wrote:
<quoted text>
....
- yet 'mouth bow' seems to be invented by San peeps (Khoisan group), & mouth bow is rel8d to BRA 'berimbau', & his C. & S.African relatives. Here ya have some Xamples ;-)
h.ttp://youtu.be/VSHYamVybo0
h.ttp://youtu.be/FAXj2P5sPy0
...
I see, I forgot to add 'mouth bow' Xamples, & only linked S. & SE.African relatives of BRA berimbau, which is of San/Khoisan origin nonetheless. ;-)

- so here ya have San invented mouth bow instruments, played by C.African Bantu dudes
h.ttp://youtu.be/ONialXg8uFY
h.ttp://youtu.be/vbkl4Y9nDH8

- & some more S. & SE.African Xamples & sounds played on BRA berimbau relatives
h.ttp://youtu.be/qgE4g_pdHWo
h.ttp://youtu.be/z2AORnJlUdw
h.ttp://youtu.be/wk5c-VsKn1E
h.ttp://youtu.be/dbgs3yqBMeI

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and not your hair

#76 Jul 21, 2013
I have recently learned Bachata and I must say it is very sensual, fun, sexy dance that everyone especially couples should take. I really enjoy it, along with Merengue and salsa, I really enjoyed the Latin culture and their acceptance as well very fun, loving people, if you ever have free time and want something fun to do take a Latin or Caribbean dance class you won't be disappointed
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#77 Jul 21, 2013
brownskin_beauty wrote:
I have recently learned Bachata and I must say it is very sensual, fun, sexy dance that everyone especially couples should take. I really enjoy it, along with Merengue and salsa, I really enjoyed the Latin culture and their acceptance as well very fun, loving people, if you ever have free time and want something fun to do take a Latin or Caribbean dance class you won't be disappointed

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