A fast-paced Latin dance synonymous with the Dominican Republic, merengue is hugely popular throughout Latin America. Originally played in trios, the urban sound that is today's merengue is played on the saxophone, the electric guitar, the two-headed tambora drum and marimba. Filling dancefloors across the Spanish-speaking world, this album features some of the best contemporary merengue artists around, including Chichi Peralta, Ca√É¬±a Brava and La Mákina.
*** (three stars) 'An instant Dominican dance party.' Songlines