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- A genre of music originating in the Dominican Republic.
- 2007 February 4, Alex Mindlin, “Yearning to Break the Lock on a Long-Shuttered Park”, in New York Times:
- “All the time they complain about it,” said Rafael Batista, the owner of Quisqueya Records, a store whose list of new releases, in keeping with the neighborhood’s large Dominican population, is divided into merengue, salsa, balada and bachata.
- A style of dance accompanying this music.
- 2007 August 3, The New York Times, “Dance Listings”, in New York Times:
- From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brooklyn’s own ReggaeLution band will perform, and at 9, D.J. Lumumba (a k a Revolution) will preside over an inclusive Caribbean dance party, from bachata to zouk and back again.
From an African language.
bachata f (plural bachatas)