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La Música y el Baile del Merengue Dominicano

Language: English

The merengue is considered part of the Dominican community's national identity playing an active role in various aspects of the people's daily lives from education and social gatherings and celebrations to political campaigning. In 2005, November 26 was declared National Merengue Day with merengue festivals held each year. Danced in pairs, flirtatious gestures are used as dancers move to music. Transmitted through participation, the traditional practice attracts people of different social classes helping to promote respect and coexistence within communities.

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Place/region: Dominican Republic, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Museo de la Música, Dominican Republic
Coproducer/sponsor: Dominican Republic. Ministerio de Cultura
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Rights: Dominican Republic. Ministerio de Cultura

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0116200029
Source ref.: DOC:0116200029. CAND:01162
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Dominican Republic. Ministerio de Cultura