- 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.
bachata f (plural bachatas)