Friday, March 07, 2008

THE GRACIOUS AND SEDUCTIVE MERENGUE - The Dominican Republic’s National Dance

For many years visitors usually came to the Dominican Republic for its salt, sand, sex and sun. Now after decades of neglect, the country's folklore had come of age. In an extraordinary interior in one of a network of caves, 5 km (3 mi) long, located on a ridge overlooking Santo Domingo's Mirador South Park, there is an excellent merengue entertainment centre. Called Guacara Taina, the cave has been transformed into the country's cultural nucleus and top discotheque. With a seating capacity of over 700, it has been designed to promote Dominican folklore and culture - traditionally not offered to visitors...


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