Dominican Music in the US

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    CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNYDSI)
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    CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
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    CUNY DSI
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    US

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The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute's, A History of Dominican Music in the United States launched in 2020 is the first open-source digital platform narrating the history of Dominican music as it developed during the past century in the United States from 1910-2010. The interactive website includes a map section documenting historical and contemporary locations relevant to the development of Dominican music in the U.S., narrative sections describing in detail the music and artists of the era, genre guide focusing on four key musical types: Merengue, Bachata, Afro-Dominican music, and Dominican classical music. Educational profiles featuring Eduardo Brito famed baritone singer from the 1930s; The Malagón Sisters, a trio that performed on Ed Sullivan Show on June 9, 1957; Monica Boyar a cabaret singer and actress who performed in the 1939 NY World's Fair; Proyecto Uno, pioneers of the Merenhouse movement in the 1990s; and Milly Quezada, lead vocalist of Milly y los Vecinos, a group that established her reputation as the "Queen of Merengue." Stories section where people can fill out forms to share their own stories and photos around Dominican music. Lastly, resources tab that include a bibliography, audio samples, videos, and an image archive.

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