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Music Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Music

Merengue has pride of place when it comes to music. This type of music of uncertain origin (African, Cuban, Creole) is part of the national heritage. Not one day goes by without listening to some tunes of this easy-listening and popular music based on three main instruments: drums, accordions and guiras (a Dominican instrument). Salsa and bachata dancing (bachata is derived from merengue, but slower and more romantic) is also part of the Dominican musical culture.

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Dancing is in the blood

Barely a day goes by without hearing Merengue tunes. This simple music of the people is played on three core instruments: drums, accordions, and Güiras (an instrument from the Dominican Republic).

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A dance lesson

Dancing salsa, reggaeton, and bachata (a softer and more romantic version of the Merengue) is also part of the art of living.

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A beach party

You are sure to have the chance to dance on the beach in the evening at one of the beach parties organised in the resorts.

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A dance lesson in the Alcazar de Colon

Dance lessons are given in this historical place.

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Dominicans and dance

Music holds an important place in the Dominican Republic.

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