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Merengue Clothing and Location

Spanish, Madi and Reygan
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Reygan Hart

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Merengue Clothing and Location

Merengue Clothes and Location! By Bianca Hart & Liliana Ammons What is the typical clothing for Merengue for women? Men usually wear black slacks and button down shirts. Their out fits are a lot more "normal" in a way. What is the typical clothing for Merengue for men? The people who dance Merengue are usually Dominican. What types of people dance Merengue? You can dance Merengue at weddings but classes are always available. You can also dance at parties and other places like that! Where to go to dance Merenguge? The women's dance outfits for Merengue are usually really colorful, tight fitting, and revealing, not only to show off the dance moves but also to compliment the liveliness of the music. Joseito Mateo: Merengue Dancer! What IS Merengue? Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower's waist with the leader's right hand, while holding the follower's right hand with the leader's left hand at the follower's eye level. Partners bend their knees slightly left and right, thus making the hips move left and right. The hips of the leader and follower move in the same direction throughout the song. Partners may walk sideways or circle each other, in small steps. They can switch to an open position and do separate turns without letting go each other's hands or releasing one hand. During these turns they may twist and tie their handhold into intricate pretzels. Other choreographies are possible, there's no limit to the possiblities of Merengue! Dominican Joseito Mateo (born José Tamares Mateo) became "El Rey del Merengue" (merengue's king) after he successfully performed live the national music from his native land, a style developed in the mid-19th century as a folk dance before being considered as a major tropical style. Alex Bueno: Merengue Dancer! Alex Bueno is a Dominican singer and guitarist. He moved from his native San Jose de las Matas to Santo Domingo when he was a teenager, looking for a better chance to get involved in show business.

In 1979, the young artist joined Gerardo Vera's All-Stars, later recording a local hit called Piel Canela with Fernando Villalona. In 1982, Alex Bueno formed a tropical act called Orquesta Liberacion, singing along with Andres de Jesus and Ray Polanco; Polanco's singing voice could be mistaken for Alex Bueno for their similarity. Tono Rosario: Merengue Dancer! (he sings, too) Maximo Antonio Rosario (born November 3, 1955) is a Dominican singer, dancer, featured composer, and former lead singer of the merengue group Los Hermanos Rosario. Tono Rosario is a singer-songwriter, arranger and producer. He is best known for his Latin Merengue numbers. As a member of Los Hermanos Rosario, Rosario has been a key figure in popularizing Merengue, with hits reaching the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. Questions! 1) What style is Merengue music?
2) Who became "El Rey del Merengue?
3. Who usually dances Merengue? Thanks for watching!
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