Bachata: A Social History of a Dominican Popular Music

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Temple University Press, 1995 - Music - 267 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Defining Bachata
1
Chapter Two Music and Dictatorship
35
Chapter Three The Birth ofBachata
71
Chapter Four Power Representation and Identity
103
Chapter Five Love Sex and Gender
153
Chapter Six From the Margins to the Mainstream
185
Chapter Seven Conclusions
225
Notes
241
Bibliography
247
Discography
253
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