Take for example, the moment when two characters are dining at a restaurant.
The lights get dimmer and just as the characters make eye contact, a slow, rhythmic song in Spanish comes on — the realization of their attraction to each other becoming evident with every sway.
Beyond the party aspect, merengue and bachata have a deeper significance culturally.
Lyrics reflect social aspects of life and can talk about love, sex, politics, humor, and everyday struggles.
…And get a great coupley-looking action shot to use in the slideshow at your wedding in a few years.
But whether you find these experiences amusing, or just plain uncomfortable, you can’t deny that they make things a teensy bit more interesting.
If you search for professionals dancing bachata, merengue or salsa you will notice that the movements can be dramatic.
The dips are lower, the hip movements smoother and little space is given between the two dancers.
And if they have that Swimmer V-muscle toward the hoo-ha area, man oh man… (Or we just take a lot of photos in general..) On either gender. For these moments we’re just like, OKAAAAY, GURL!!! If I quit the team now, it’s not teamcest, right??? Once you get through listening to our ultimate bachata playlist you might want to call it quits!All kidding aside, the Dominican genre of music sprouted in the disenfranchised rural areas of the island in the early 20 century.Music and dance—more precisely, merengue and bachata—are at the core of Dominican life every day, in every neighborhood, in every corner.They top all the other DR cultural elements including cockfighting and baseball.