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Bachata Rosa

Juan Luis Guerra

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On Bachata Rosa, which for more than 20 years was the best selling album in the history of the Dominican Republic, Guerra reinvented the bachata, a rural dance rhythm, energizing it with softer balladry and sophisticated production values. Most of the songs shimmer with romantic energy. It shines through the gently cinematic sway of "Estrellitas y Duendes," the honey sweet "Burbujas de Amor," and the organic honesty of the title track. But Guerra didn't limit himself to bachatas. The album also contains some of his most invigorating meringues-especially "Rosalia," and the Afro-Latino pop bounce of "A Pedir Su Mano." It's hard to underestimate the importance of this album; it's as fundamental to Latin music as Pet Sounds is to harmonic pop. Each timbale, guitar, saxophone, piano, and voice remains clear and distinct, while also melding into the exhilarating orchestration. Guerra's own singing-confident, expressive, and lyrical-wraps around songs that sound like the essence of romance. Bachata Rosa is that rarest of albums, a faultless evocation of love that transcends language and culture.

Customer Reviews

Bachata: the Music that Changed a Country and the World

Juan Luis Guerra's music is as rich and diverse as the people of the Dominican Republic. The Bachata Rosa album is comprised of merengue, salsa and bachata. Bachata, originates from Santiago and it was considered the music of the "poor." However, Juan Luis who is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music elevated bachata to its highest level - changing the country and the world. The lyrics are as romantic as a Pablo Neruda poem. In addition, you will enjoy smooth melodies and vibrant rhythms. As a result, people of all class levels - poor and rich - in the Dominican Republic accepted bachata as their music with a great sense of pride and honor. And eventually, Juan Luis Guerra became the Dominican musical ambassador to the world.

Spanish I

i had to learn this song in my Spanish class. i am an eleventh grader. but when i heard this sone, i really liked it. And im white so thats pretty big for my people as some of you may think, but i just like what i like. Mi gusta Juan Luis Guerra! Mi gusta Bachata Rosa. Mui bueno.

If...

If rock have "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "Revolver" and "Pet Sounds", latin music have "Bachata Rosa". If the world have the lyrics of John Lennon, the poetry of Pablo Neruda and the songs of Silvio Rodriguez, the world also have Juan Luis Guerra's "Bachata Rosa"

Biography

Born: June 7, 1957 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Genre: Salsa y Tropical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In his native Dominican Republic, merengue superstar Juan Luis Guerra is considered a poet and musician of the people. He and his band 440 are much loved throughout the Latino world and he has become one of the new wave of artists responsible for revitalizing the tropical...
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