Friday, April 16, 2010

El Rincón Borinqueña : Latin Dancing (1)

Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, Grupero, Ranchera, Bomba, Plena, Regueton, Reguero and many more are forms of Latin artistic expression evoking positive emotions. It is said that "Listening and dancing to music can benefit people suffering from stress. The Latin music is part of the culture and heritage of the artist who interprets it and for those who listen to the Latin music, it races the heart beat and awakens in the blood the movement of dance.

Today's topic is the "Bachata Dance". Let me give you a little background on this sensuous dance. There are many Latin cultures in the United States, and their music and dance styles are constantly changing and intermingling with each other. One of the major groups that define U.S. Latino popular music is the U.S. Puerto Ricans. In the early 2000s the "Bachata," was the newest trend in popular music among the Puerto Ricans. The Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic, and is also a popular guitar music from there. It has a variety of romantic or sad themes telling a story of love which are reflected in the mood of the music and dance steps, which show close sensual hip and body movements. This dance consists of basic back and forth or sideways motions. The Bachata is an informal dance and is deeply rooted in tradition and folklore. As you will see in this video, a couple heating up the atmosphere on the dance floor with their sexy bachata moves, that the Bachata is an erotic and expressive dance which many definitely enjoy watching. Actually this dance is much like a bolero. The Bachata is in 4/4 time. The Bachata Dance is becoming progressively popular not only among the Latinos in the United States but also in the world. So as they say in Spanish "caliéntalo, y menéalo (heat it up and move it.....enjoy the video). :-)

Here is a link to another video on the Bachata Dance. Great dance couple in their exciting interpretation of the Sensual Bachata.

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