Merengue

By Padraig Shay

Merengue

Merengue is a type of music and dance. Merengue originated from Dominican Republic. Rafael Trujillo ( was the dictator of Dominican Republic) made Merengue the national dance and music in the Dominican Republic.

*Characteristics of Music*

Musicians

Fernando Villalona, Juan Luis Guerra, Eddy Herrera, Toño Rosario & Los Hermanos Rosario and much more.

Instruments

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Güira, Tambora, Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Congas, Trombone and Tuba.

Dance

When you dance, you're close to your partner. It is considered a Latin American kind of dance.
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Music Today

All age groups listen to Merengue.