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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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    Music

    Pride of place goes to the Merengue. This type of music is of uncertain origin (African, Cuban, Creole) and forms part of the nation's heritage.

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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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).

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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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.

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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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.

    © C. Rodrigues
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    A dance lesson in the Alcazar de Colon

    Dance lessons are given in this historical place.

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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    Dominicans and dance

    Music holds an important place in the Dominican Republic.

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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