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Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic

Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic

"Call the fire department!" shouts fiery accordionist/singer/composer La India Canela (Lidia María Hernández López) when her driving "country" quintet of accordion, tambora (drum), güira (metal rasp), alto saxophone, and electric bass hits its stride. Rooted in the mountainous Cibao region of the Dominican Republic, the merengue típico’s driving dance beat, aggressive improvisations, and down-home lyrics make it an irresistible Caribbean original. 32-page booklet, 55 minutes.

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Track Listing

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Apriétame Así (Squeeze Me Like That) La India Canela 3:27
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102
Consagración de Cariño (Dedication of Affection) La India Canela 3:49
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103
El Rancho (The Ranch) La India Canela 4:44
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Recuerdo de Ada (Memory of Ada) La India Canela 4:40
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105
El Papujito (The Bearded Rooster) La India Canela 4:15
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106
La Cuestión (The Thing) La India Canela 4:07
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107
Con el Gusto Adentro (With the Flavor Inside) La India Canela 4:26
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108
Las Siete Pasadas (The Seven Passages) La India Canela 4:04
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Mangulina Medley: Majando; Don Amado; Guayacanal; Manolao La India Canela 3:23
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110
Chicha La India Canela 4:53
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La Culebra (The Snake) La India Canela 5:07
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Cuando Yo Me Muera (When I Am Dying) La India Canela 3:48
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Caña Brava (Fresh Sugarcane) La India Canela 4:12
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