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Event Info

The Bachata Academy is the first music program in the world to focus on bachata, a popular genre of Latin American music historically associated with the barrio culture of the Dominican Republic. The Academy adjuncts the DREAM Project’s flagship campus in Cabarete’s Callejon de la Loma, and offers free intensive music classes to children of surrounding communities. The Academy's Grammy-nominated professors Martires de Leon and Abel Martinez endeavor to transmit their knowledge of bachata to future generations, while encouraging children to develop their own musical expression.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Program in Latin American Studies.