:: Title :: Juanita Morel
:: Genre :: merengue típico
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Capellán, Epifanio [accordion, vocal]
Unidentified man [güira, tambora, vocal, vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified location
:: Location :: Unspecified (Unspecified), Dominican Republic (general) (Dominican Republic)
:: Language :: Spanish
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Hispanic Caribbean, Dominican
:: Session :: Dominican Republic 1967
:: Date :: 1967
:: Reference Information :: T2042.0, Track 1 (00:01:50)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - There are few notes on these recordings. Several of the performers announce that they are from the town of Sabaneta, but there are about a dozen places with this name in the Dominican Republic so the region is uncertain. Although the first few tracks are played by a Cibao-type accordion group, merengue típico cibaeño has been popular in other regions as well since at least the 1950s. The largest town called Sabaneta is near the capital, so they may have been recorded there. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This is a merengue típico cibaeño, social dance music typical of the Cibao region, in a pambiche rhythm. It is played by a trio led by button accordion and accompanied by güira (metal scraper) and tambora (two headed drum). Juanita Morel is traditional to the tipico repertoire and dates approximately to the end of the 19th century. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Dominican Republic and Saint Eustatius 1967

 

 

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