Have you heard the latest song from Romeo Santos, the “King of Bachata”? Romeo has just released the first track from his upcoming album “Formula Vol 2” entitled “Propuesta Indecente.” This song mixes the Dominican bachata with the Argentine tango, providing a sensual rhythm and describing what can happen when you stir together mischief, alcohol, and seduction.
Bachata music has been around for years, originating in the early twentieth century in the Dominican Republic. Beginning in the Dominican bars and brothels, the music was around for years before it became socially acceptable. As late as 1988, the rustic music of love gone wrong and the sensual hip movements of the dance were considered vulgar and crude and were banned at most Dominican mainstream entertainment venues. But with the increased popularity of artists such as Santos, bachata musica and dance are now enjoyed internationally with festivals and competitions held all over the world. From the United States to Hungary, people are loving the Latin beat and Cuban hip motion and are celebrating our culture. Dance lessons are offered to teach the four step beat that is achieved with a walking hip motion and a unique pop, both in open and closed positions. The music, which began as tales of lost love and deception, is popular with multiple cultures and is enjoyed in a ssorted venues.
Do you have an event that is centered around bachata musica or dance? Do you teach the dance or perform this genre? If so, we would love to talk to you. Give us a call so we can set up an interview. Calgary embraces bachata music. What do you think?