|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Foreword / Darío Tejeda -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Situating Bachata : naming and claiming a genre -- 2. Interpreting Dominicanidad -- 3. Dictatorship and nation-building : the era of Trujillo -- 4. The dawn of Bachata -- 5. Bachata's many faces : from the red-light district to rose-colored Bachata -- 6. Romantic Bachata -- 7. The Dominican transnational community and Bachata Típica -- 8. United States and mainstream modern Bachata -- 9. Las Bachateras -- Conclusion.
|| "Bachata--a guitar-based romantic music that debuted in Santo Domingo's urban shantytowns in the 1960s--is today one of the hottest Latin genres. This book interweaves bachata's history and development with the socio-political context of Dominican identity in both the national and international community. Research is enriched with interviews conducted with bachata musicians and producers, radio announcers, and experts."-- Provided by publisher.
|| English and Spanish.