Merengue ( Caña Brava, Rikarena, Milly Quezada, Los Tupamaros, Azucarado, Agapito Pascual ...)
World Music Network
A fast-paced Latin dance synonymous with the Dominican Republic, merengue is hugely popular throughout Latin America. Originally played in trios, the urban sound that is today’s merengue is played on the saxophone, the electric guitar, the two-headed tambora drum and marimba. Filling dancefloors across the Spanish-speaking world, this album features some of the best contemporary merengue artists around, including Chichi Peralta, Caña Brava and La Mákina.
'Compiler Dan Rosenberg picks the right artists. [an] excursion into merengue heaven.' The New York Post, USA 4 ½****stars