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Bachata: A Social History Of Dominican Popular Music
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Bachata: A Social History Of Dominican Popular Music

Deborah Pacini Hernandez
 
ISBN:   1566393000   List Price:    INR 2,188.16
ISBN-13:   9781566393003       (USD 30.95)
Publisher:   Temple University Press   Pages:    267
Binding:   Paperback   Weight:    0.9 Pounds
Dimension:   9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 Inches   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   1995      
Category:   Social Science / Anthropology
 
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Like rap in the United States, bachata began as a music of the poor and dispossessed. Originating in the shantytowns of the Dominican Republic, it reflects the social and economic dislocation of the poorest Dominicans.

Derived from the Latin American tradition of guitar music, bachata emerged in the 1960s only to be denigrated by the media, mainstream musicians, and middle- and upper-class Dominicans, mainly because the lyrics—often about hard drinking, women troubles, illicit sex, and

Deborah Pacini Hernandez traces the impact of political upheaval and rural migrations on the development of bachata and the Dominican music industry. Her multi-disciplinary study analyzes the changing attitudes about bachata and its principal musical competitor, merengue. She considers issues of sex and gender as perceived and expressed by bachata's mostly male musicians, especially in the context of changing patterns of marriage. Exploring how bachata—like rap—became respectable and even fashionable, Pacini Hernandez offers a unique perspective of five decades of social, economic, and political change in the Dominican Republic.  more >>



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