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History and Facts About The Merengue

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Janell Brower

on 26 March 2014

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Transcript of History and Facts About The Merengue

WHERE IN THE WORLD?
- Merengue is the offical music and dance of the Dominican Republic.
HOW DID IT ORIGINATE?
- Story goes, that it came
from

slaves
. While working
in Sugar beet

fields,
they had to be
chained
together by
their ankl
es. Everytime
that they
walked, one
of their legs
dragged,
which is the
act of
Merengue.
ANY INSTRUMENTS?
- The instruments mainly used in Merengue are:
ANY MUSIC ARTISTS?
There are many artists associated with Merengue like Milly Quezada, The group Merenglass, Olga Tanon and Juan Luis Guerra.

- Is Also Heard To Be Seen Alot In New York City.
Tambora Drum
Guiro
Accordian
Saxophone
INTERESTING FACTS
- The Merengue influenced European Dance and African rhythm
- In June, the dominican celebrate the Festival del Merenque in honor of the dance,
-

First off,
Merengue is
not only a style of dance but a type of music as well.

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