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Marino Perez

By David Wayne

http://www.iasorecords.com/index.cfm?subsecid=163

During the 1970s and 1980s, bachata was much maligned in Dominican society for its association with poverty, rural backwardness, delinquency, drunkenness and prostitution. Aware of the dim view taken of their music by mainstream society, some bachateros like Leonardo Paniagua and Luis Segura attempted to distance themselves from the genre by recording covers of foreign baladas and other more acceptable music. Other bachateros instead embraced the lifestyle… read more

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