Bachata, both a genre of music and a type of dance, originated in the Dominican Republic during the early parts of the last century, later spreading to other parts of Latin American and Mediterranean Europe.
In its early days, bachata was unofficially banned from radio play and concert halls by those in power. Eventually, bachata’s popularity could not be denied. Come find out why at the next Lowell Folklife Series event.
Time: Saturday February 23, 2013
7:00 p.m. dance lesson; 8:00 p.m. live music
Place: The Counting House, 2nd Floor, Boott Cotton Mills Museum
115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Learn the basics of bachata and merengue dance of the Dominican Republic with National Park Ranger Victor Medina. Then listen and dance to the music of Alexander el Cantante and his Quinteto. Born in Venezula, Alexander Faria began singing and performing as a child. He came to Boston in 1995 and has been active in the Latin music scene ever since.
Seating will be provided, however ample space will be left open for dancing.