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February 21, 2013

Bachata! Merengue! Hit the floor at Latin dance night

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“Bachata can be sensual or upbeat, intimate or not,” Medina said. “It’s different and fun.”

“Bachata,” refers to a type of dance, and a genre of music. It originated in the early 1900s in the Dominican Republic, but was initially banned from the radio waves. Despite the ban, the genre grew in popularity and quickly spread throughout Latin America and the Mediterranean. It remains a very popular form of dance today.

IF YOU GO * What: Latin Dance and Music Night. * When: Feb. 23. Dance Lesson at 7 p.m., live music at 8 p.m. * Where: The Counting House, Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park, 115 John St., Lowell. * How: Free to public. More information at http://blog.massfolkarts.org/blog/ or by calling 978-275-1719.

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