How common is bachata?

Pacion

New Member
#61
dr-tourist.tv said:
Great, I have checked out the travel forums! What. .. .no Caribbean section?
I would think a salsa guy would want to travel to where it all began. . . . .LOL.
:lol: :lol: I must not instigate! I must not instigate!

Welcome to DF dr-tourist.tv! I laugh because I had a kind of conversation with SD along the same lines :wink:

To my knowledge, bachata is not very popular in London. My perception is that there seems to be a resistance among salsa dancers to do anything other than salsa. Cha cha cha is trying to break through but it still has a long way to go - two cha cha cha songs in one night, kind of thing. :roll: I was at a venue recently and the DJ played a bachata. The floor cleared. From what I could tell, there were about four couples who were able to dance it, the others who remained on the dancefloor, proceed to dance salsa moves. :(

I first experienced bachata in Milan where the DJ seemed to be following a pattern - four salsa, four bachata :roll: therefore, if you want to dance, you have to dance bachata :lol: I wanted to dance, was curious and my companion very kindly introduced me to the dance. The next evening, I was dancing it when ever I could :shock: :lol:

This weekend, I danced an absolutely amazing bachata. My partner was wonderful (we have danced salsa together several times before so there was a bit of chemistry there already which helped :wink: ) and he knew how to dance it, didn't need much persuasion on my part (!!!) :lol: and it was, wonderful :banana:
 

Pacion

New Member
#63
:oops: Actually, not quite to both. Milan was a few weeks ago :D and I am around for a shortwhile tonight but not yet quite back :(

Thanks for missing me :friend:
 
#64
Pacion said:
To my knowledge, bachata is not very popular in London. My perception is that there seems to be a resistance among salsa dancers to do anything other than salsa. I was at a venue recently and the DJ played a bachata. The floor cleared.
Resistance? Hmmm, not resistance, it seems to be the plague! lol

The same happens in NY city, the only Salseros that dance bachata when one comes on are the few Latinos, mainly dominicans that frequent the venues.
 

Pacion

New Member
#66
MacMoto said:
I assume you are still recovering from the Cuban weekend -- looking forward to your report! :D
:nope: I wish! :lol: I was actually very "well behaved" :lol: I didn't have today off from work therefore I came back to London yesterday :( but it was fun, met some really love people. Will submit my report later :wink: :D
 
#67
Muazzes said:
I am sorry that i am joinin' this topic but i am looking for a bachata song for so long, i think that someone from here can help me.
I heard this song couple of times when i was in DC (on the latin stations of course), and the most specific thing about it was, that there are a woman and a man singing in spanish for 2-3 minutes, the speed is going faster, and after that, there is a english speaking (i guess black guy) who is rhyming for a minute. Afer that the spanish speaking man and gal keep on singing.

I am sorry for being that not-alot-specific, but i hope that someone can help me...10x very much in advance.
I'm not sure how much this will help... Monchy & Alexandra released a CD titled "The Mix" last year which contains remixes of some of their most popular songs. Most of the songs have been "morphed" into something other than bachata but it would be a place to start. Tower records has 30 sec. samples of the songs on the CD.

On a different note: Spitfire, have you had a chance to try Bachata yet?

I have noticed Bachata is not very popular on the West coast. My family (in NY and Dominican Rep) loves Bachata. I like it better than merengue because it can be listening music as well. It has really evolved... I prefer to dance Salsa but Bachata is fun. You can do so much with it or so little if you prefer :lol:

These are my favorite Bachata artist:
Alex Bueno
Anthony Santos (I love his version of "Pegame Tu Vicio" what a great song)
Los Toros Band
Yoskar Sarante
Joe Veras
 
#70
Bachata.. :p

Hold me close .. so close
Give me a smile .. a little love dose
Look at me .. looking at you
With a hand over my heart .. i see you true
Face to face.. body to body.. soul to soul
i see, feel, hear, smell.. sense only you

so 123 hip... 123 hip
oooh how i could use a tub o'chocolate dip :bouncy:
 
#71
rails said:
How about where you all live? Do you hear much bachata when you go out dancing? Are there classes in your area?
In France one or two bachata are played each nigth in the different club. Almost all salsa dancer knows how to dance it. There is on professor in Paris but most of the dancer learn alone.

But in all the party and in all the club there is one kind of dance in addition of salsa that we love in france, it's ZOUK.
 
#73
wow! so as a big (veryyy big!) Bachata dancer...it's amazing to see how much people here dance it and know how to!

(feel free to ignore that, i'm just amazed since so many of my friends can't even pronounce "bachata"!)
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#74
Welcome. There actually aren't that many people who can do bachata but this is THE DANCE FORUMS after all. :wink: :) Glad to have you and look forward to seeing you around. :D
 

SDsalsaguy

Administrator
Staff member
#75
Welcome to the Dance Forums tis me tania! :D

Funny bachata story from the other week... Bachatas almost never get played at my regular salsa club but, the other weekend, my girlfriend asked the DJ to play one and grabbed me for it. After it finished I turned to her and asked how she knew I could even dance a bachata... she gave me one of these looks :shock: and said that she'd just figured I could... :lol:
 

MacMoto

Active Member
#78
Sabor said:
Bachata.. :p

Hold me close .. so close
Give me a smile .. a little love dose
Look at me .. looking at you
Hmm, I NEVER seem to be able to look at my partner when I dance bachata -- too close for eye contact. I usually end up dancing the entire song with eyes closed.
 
#79
Guess I'm always the last to know...then again I've kind of been in a fog for the past few months. What year is it again? :lol:

Well its very belated, but congrats! :cheers:

Darn...there goes my ending to the DF Fairyland game then...ack...I don't have the time to finish it anyway! :nope:
 
#80
MacMoto said:
Sabor said:
Bachata.. :p

Hold me close .. so close
Give me a smile .. a little love dose
Look at me .. looking at you
Hmm, I NEVER seem to be able to look at my partner when I dance bachata -- too close for eye contact. I usually end up dancing the entire song with eyes closed.
Yes, but that way you can't see the chocolate dip! :lol:
 

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