Ethnicities that listen
This type of music is successful among Latinos in the United States, bachata took shape over a period of about forty years in the families of Santo Domingo, not gaining acceptance in its native country until about ten years ago.
History of the genre
The word bachata originally was created from an casual party's where guitar music was generally played—only later did it come to signify the music itself, and then in a denigrating manner.
Characteristics of the music
Some famous bachata artists include:
Connection to the dance
The lead partner can decide whether to perform in open, semi-closed or closed position. Unlike salsa, bachata dance does not usually include many turn patterns.
The authentic dance is today danced in the Caribbean and all over the world, nowadays also faster in accordance to faster music, adding more steps, turns and free style moves
Partners dancing bachata in the semi-closed position