Merengue

By, Aliyah Kimmey

History

Merengue was the official dance of the Dominican Republic. It originated in the Dominican Republic form enslaved workers. Because of it originating in the Dominican Republic, the people who live there listen to it most often. To dance the merengue, you and your partner must dance in a closed position;Moving quickly yet slow with the beat of the song.

Some people associated with the Merengue are Elvis Crespo, Wilfrido Vargas, and Johnny Ventura.

The Music

The typical arrangement is called a conjunto típico. This is made up of an accordian, drum, and guira. Other instruments such as piano, saxophone, conga, and electric guitar can be added.

The Future

The projected future of merengue is for it to just become more popular. As the years go by, more songs will be created. Along with this, more artists will become more popular. I also think that more people will start listening to it and the music will become more prevalent everywhere.

Dj HuGe

Suavemente (Trap Remix) by Dj HuGe