Merengue on the move: Making music, place, and community in the típico world

Sydney Hutchinson

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Merengue típico is accordion-based merengue music from the northern Cibao region of the Dominican Republic, generally conceived as the traditional predecessor of mass-mediated popular merengue styles. It is the focus of intense loyalties and concentrated activity by musicians, producers, managers, and particularly the fans known as seguidores or viejetes in a cluster of interlinked sites in New York City and Santiago de los Caballeros, the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic and center of the Cibao. As such, it might be considered to encompass a bi-local, transnational scene whose key features are the music, a microindustry centered on live performance and its recording, and the relationship between musicians and fans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMade in Latin America
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Popular Music
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781134737192
ISBN (Print)9780415715737
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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