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By: M.Tony Peralta (@peraltaproject) After a 5-year hiatus from the country, I returned back to the land where my parents are from, the Dominican Republic. Throughout 2010 I was toying with the idea of going back to DR. I felt the need to go back and reacquaint myself with the country. Like many first generation [...]
BY J L Aronson Superstars such as Bronx-based Aventura may have made bachata one of the biggest selling Latin genres in the world, but here at the 27 de Febrero, one of bachata’s pioneers dutifully performs for local crowds every Friday night in relative obscurity. “Whoever comes to Washington Heights has to listen to bachata,” [...]