Tuesday, June 3, 2008

YouTube video: Merengue Típico by Arsenio de la Rosa

This merengue by Arsenio de la Rosa is a Dominican history lesson in
three minutes. He starts by explaining Columbus' arrival to the
island, called Quisqueya. He then proceeds to the colonial era and its
buildings, then to Dominican independence and the story of a general
who danced the merengue with a stutter step because he had a peg leg.
The people liked the stutter step and proceeded to imitate it.


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