Bachata is a danceable musical genre that was born in the Dominican Republic at the beginning of the 60s. Influenced by rhythms such as the bolero, the Cuban son or Mexican and Puerto Rican trios, it was generally accompanied by nostalgic lyrics that spoke of the love and lack of love of Their protagonists. Currently one of the most popular Latin genres in the world, even above salsa or merengue. The Dominican bachata, a greater importance is given to the movement of the feet. The steps try to follow the characteristic sound of the bachata guitar all the time, so all the movements of the body are determined by the steps of the feet.
Bachata, like all musical genres, evolves and introduces new elements, instruments and styles that identify it, which defines the so-called Modern Bachata or new bachata, adapting its rhythms to the new generations.
At present, groups like Aventura and in particular its ex-vocalist Romeo Santos El Rey de la bachata, have become ambassadors of the genre and have placed bachata on the map of the music industry worldwide, thus marking the route for new generations of artists such as Toby Love and Prince Royce In addition to being part of the repertoire and productions of Pop greats such as Shakira or Zendaya, among many others.