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Bachata: Social History of a Dominican Popular Music
     

Bachata: Social History of a Dominican Popular Music

by Deborah Pacini-Hernandez
 
Tracing its roots to the country's poorest areas and documenting its initial rejection by the media, mainstream musicians, and middle and upper class Dominicans, the author presents a history of this now-popular musical form. Five decades of musical, social, economic, and political change are analyzed through issues of class, gender, politics and migration and their

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Tracing its roots to the country's poorest areas and documenting its initial rejection by the media, mainstream musicians, and middle and upper class Dominicans, the author presents a history of this now-popular musical form. Five decades of musical, social, economic, and political change are analyzed through issues of class, gender, politics and migration and their impact on bachata and the Dominican music industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566392990
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
288

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