Dominican dance declared ‘cultural heritage’


BACHATA ….. wonderful art form. The music is beautiful & transporting!

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

Bachata is a dance and genre of music that originated in the countryside and rural neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic in the early 20th century and has now spread to Europe and the United States.

Its worldwide popularity is a great achievement for the DR and, this week, the government took the next step to honor bachata by passing a law that declares it part of their cultural heritage.

Under the new law, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for promoting, disseminating, and expanding bachata. The law requires Dominican embassies, consulates and missions all over the world to take action and promote bachata abroad.

“[This law] is meaningful because it contributes to the value and preservation of this important Dominican Republic musical expression,” Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez said.

For the original report go to http://www.pangeatoday.com/dominican-dance-declared-cultural-heritage

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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