Genre Detail

    Merengue has influenced half of the planet with its crazy cadences, its lateral displacements on steps taken from Cha-Cha-Cha, its waves of the more or less scorching basin, one of the most valued songs.

    The sacred kings of the Merengue are Johnny Ventura, Wilfrido Vargas, Juan Luis Guerra, Cuco Valoy, Elvis Crespo, Chichi Peralta, and some female formations that can only be found in Santo Domingo, Chicas de Myriam, Las Chicas del Can, Anacaona, etc.  The most elaborate compositions are, without a doubt, the work of Guerra, who has given a new dimension to merengue. 

    Origin Of Dominican And Puerto Rican Dance

    The merengue is perhaps a dance of Dominican and Puerto Rican origin, which is also remarkably danced in Haiti. It's known more than other very tight dances like Mambo or Cha-Cha-Cha; it's trendy in Latin America as well.

    Easy To Learn

    The meringue foot game is straightforward to learn because it is a simple two-stroke movement (left, right) in which the bodyweight moves between the legs. The upper part of the body remains quite straight as the hips move with the change in weight. 

    The Merengue frame is much smaller (closer) than the sauce. The Merengue is often led with your right hand on your back, but in the open grip, the arms are often fully extended instead of keeping an L-shaped frame tighter.

    It's sometimes said that it is not possible to separate music from dance in Haiti. Haitian music comes from several sources, including American jazz and Cuban music. The national dance is merengue. 

    In the 1950s, two famous musicians, Nemours Jean-Baptiste and Weber Sicot introduced a new style of dance music: the Compas Direct, also known as Cadence Rampa.

    Finally, the music scene has grown in recent years with the introduction of merengue. Through the Merengue style, certain Haitian groups have made a name for themselves on the international scene, such as the Tabou Combo and Coupé Cloué groups. And again, Merengue remains a widespread dance in the Dominican Republic, whose simple choreography manifests itself in accelerated rhythm.