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Dominican RepublicHistory of Merengue in the Dom

By Tejan Ausland

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    Scott says:

    You're welcome.

    Posted on 01 Oct 2007 at 2:42pm | View Post in Forum

    Guests says:

    Thank you for this information. It really helped me on my Hispanic Heritage Month project. Gracias!

    Posted on 01 Oct 2007 at 1:22pm | View Post in Forum

    vutjebal says:

    who???? weezie ??? me???  yepes and I like all kind of music.Wink

    Posted on 22 Sept 2007 at 12:00am | View Post in Forum

    Scott says:

    So, do you Merengue?

    Posted on 21 Sept 2007 at 4:17pm | View Post in Forum

    weezie says:

    Nod  Que Viva El Merengue!

    Posted on 21 Sept 2007 at 3:21pm | View Post in Forum

    vutjebal says:

    oops week I spent in Sto.Domingo. It was one week of dancing merengueOh%20My. OOps the last nite I can remember we came back to the hotel in the morning  running to the airport, and we just missed the flight.LOL

    Weezzzz  that  was great. Tongue  and I still  like your music.  It's like ...
    **Make my Day** musicSilly
    Posted on 20 Sept 2007 at 4:54pm | View Post in Forum

    weezie says:

    Smile Well, Trujillo made it mandatory...
     He called it: 'Musica de Papa Dios' (God the Father's Music)

    "Trujillo clothe himself in the merengue, promoting it as a national (read political) symbol. Top merengue bands were renamed after him, propaganda songs were written and performed, and his brother Petán was allowed to run a major radio station that broadcast live merengue music. La Voz Dominicana as it was called, played a great role in consolidating national acceptance of merengue cibaeño.

    Even the upper classes were not immune because they were compelled to play merengue cibaeño at all formal social occasions. Perhaps President Trujillo delighted in this: he was an avid merengue dancer although he was not originally of the Cibao region, and his early attempts to fraternise with the elite while he was of junior rank had been spurned."

    Posted on 20 Sept 2007 at 12:51pm | View Post in Forum

    Scott says:

    Discuss History of Merengue in the Dominican Republic

    Posted on 27 Feb 2007 at 8:16pm | View Post in Forum

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