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Bachata: Social History of a Dominican Popular Music

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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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566392990
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Defining Bachata 1
Ch. 2 Music and Dictatorship 35
Ch. 3 The Birth of Bachata 71
Ch. 4 Power, Representation, and Identity 103
Ch. 5 Love, Sex, and Gender 153
Ch. 6 From the Margins to the Mainstream 185
Ch. 7 Conclusions 225
Notes 241
Bibliography 247
Discography 253
Index 255
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