Bachata Urbana by Grupo Evidens
As you can see, the picture is taken off my computer screen, making it a bit grainy, but when I have the compulsion to write about something, grainy pictures fail to stop me.
Some close friends have taken on writing and producing music. The genre is Bachata. My mind went blank. Bachata, in my second language Spanish, means a friendly gathering of friends to have fun. Innocent and clean, nothing vulgar. Pardon my built-in censorship, it’s a product of my generation. Sensual is better than sexual in my mind’s eye.
What to do? Google it! Of course. I’ve spent most of my life immersed in Google. Here it is. Bachata is a style of romantic music originating in the Dominican Republic. In general, the lyrics of Bachata express the deep, visceral feelings of love, passion, and nostalgia. Etymologically, the term “Bachata,” presumed to be of African, originally referred to a lively party or gathering rather than a musical genre specifically. (Wikipedia)
“Sensual Bachata is when two dancers get a bit more intimate. But it has nothing to do with the moves or the isolations or any other type of the other awesome moves you see. Sensual Bachata is about connections and intimacy, but it has nothing to do with romance.
Just so you can tell them apart, Bachata has four beats, and Salsa has eight. “
Once I saw and experienced the music video for the new release, “Quedate,” I found a new understanding of a genre of music that had passed me by. It is all the things described by the know-it-all Google and Wikipedia. This is good. I hope to hear more of it and may even learn to dance it. Bachata!