Comprehensive Bibliography: A History of Dominican Music in the U.S.

This comprehensive bibliography includes books, book chapters, Ph.D. Dissertations, MA thesis, as well as journal, newspaper and magazine articles dealing with the history of Dominican music in the United States organized by format and in alphabetical order.

Books

Alberti, Luis. Merengues. Santo Domingo: Editora de Santo Domingo, 1983.

Alberti, Luis. De música y orquestas bailables dominicanas: 1910-1959. Santo Domingo: Taller, 1975.

Arena, James. Stars of '90s Dance Pop: 29 Hitmakers Discuss their Careers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2017.

Austerlitz, Paul. Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race, and Humanity. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2005.

Austerlitz, Paul. Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1997.

Brito Ureña, Luis Manuel. El merengue y la realidad existencial del hombre dominicano. Santo Domingo: Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 1987.

Coopersmith, Jacob Maurice. Music and Musicians of the Dominican Republic: A Survey. Washington, DC: Pan-American Union, 1949.

Del Castillo, José and Manuel A. García Arévalo. Antología del merengue. Anthology of the Merengue. Santo Domingo: Banco Antillano, 1989.

Díaz, Rossy. Rumbas barriales: Aproximaciones al análisis del merengue “de calle”. Santo Domingo: Editorial Seña, 2011.

El álbum de Eduardo Brito. Santo Domingo: Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Bellas Artes y Cultos de la República Dominicana, 1994.

Ficher, Miguel, Martha Furman Schleifer, and John M. Furman. Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Figueroa, Frank M. Encyclopedia of Latin American Music in New York. St. Petersburg, FL: Pillar Publications, 1994.

Fletcher, Tony. All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York, 1927-77. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.

Flores, Juan. Salsa Rising: New York Latin Music of the Sixties Generation. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Goldsmith, Melissa Ursula Dawn and Anthony J. Fonseca. Hip Hop around the World: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2018.

Gómez Sotolongo, Antonio. Los sonidos y el tiempo: Las memorias de Carlos Piantini (primera parte). Santo Domingo: s.n., 2010.

Holguín Veras, Miguel A. Antonio Mesa: y, Cuatro artículos sobre la música en Rep. Dominicana; Eduardo Brito. Santo Domingo: Ediciones Holedi, 1988.

Hutchinson, Sydney. Focus: Music of the Caribbean. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Hutchinson, Sydney. Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Incháustegui, Arístides. Por amor al arte: Notas sobre música, compositores e intérpretes dominicanos. Santo Domingo: Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Bellas Artes, y Cultos, 1995.

Incháustegui, Arístides. El disco en la República Dominicana. Santo Domingo: s.n., 1988.

Jiménez, Máximo Rafael. La gran aventura de la bachata urbana. Santo Domingo: Funglode, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, 2018.

Lafontaine, José (Pappy). Peripecias de un locutor de tercera. Santo Domingo: Editora Taller, 1995.

Lipsitz, George. Footsteps in the Dark: the Hidden Histories of Popular Music. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Mamery, Gilbert. La discoteca del recuerdo. San Juan, P.R.: Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, 1983.

Manuel, Peter. Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

Martínez Hernández, Rolando. El merengue: Historia y secretos. Newark and Santo Domingo: Roherma Ediciones, 2019.

Méndez, Alexis. Salsa desde mi balcón: Relatos y alegatos de un melómano. Santo Domingo: Sección Nacional Dominicana, 2014.

Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003.

Pacini Hernández, Deborah. Oye como va!: Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2010.

Pacini Hernández, Deborah. Bachata: A Social History of Dominican Popular Music. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1995.

Pérez, de Cuello Catana, and Rafael Solano. El merengue: Música y baile de la República Dominicana. Santo Domingo: Verizon, 2005.

Polanco, Fausto. Merengueros. Santo Domingo: Serigraf, 2015

Ramírez-Peralta, José G. National Music of the Dominican Republic, Compiled in Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Dominican Independence. New York, Alpha Music, 1944.

Ramírez-Peralta, José G. Popular Airs of the Dominican Republic. New York: Alpha Music, 1941.

Ramírez-Peralta, José G. Famous Dominican Songs. New York City, Famous Music Corporation, 1941.

Ramírez-Peralta, José G. Songs and Dances of the Dominican Republic: Twelve Compositions. New York: Alpha Music, 1940.

Roberts Hernández, Wilson. Eduardo Brito, 1905-1946. Santo Domingo: Ediciones de Taller, 1986.

Rodríguez De León, Francisco. El furioso merengue del norte: Una historia de la comunidad dominicana en los Estados Unidos. New York: s.n., 1998.

Salazar, Max. Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York. New York: Schirmer Trade Books, 2002.

San Martín, Mateo. Disquero! Miami, FL: Mateo San Martín Agency, 1998.

Sellers, Julie. The Modern Bachateros: 27 Interviews. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2017.

Sellers, Julie A. Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicana. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.

Sellers, Julie A. Merengue and Dominican Identity: Music as National Unifer. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2004.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Music of Latin America. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1945.

Spottswood, Richard K. Ethnic Music on Records: A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Storm Roberts, John. The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Storms Roberts, John. Latin Jazz: The First of the Fusions, 1880s to Today. New York: Schirmer Books, 1999.

Torres Tejeda, Jesús. Fichero artístico dominicano. Santo Domingo: Intergrafic, 1996.

Torres-Santos, Raymond. Juan Luis Guerra and the Merengue: Toward a New Dominican National Identity. New York: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, 2013.

Book Chapters

Acra-Brache, Susana. “Dominican Republic.” In Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: a Comprehensive Guide, edited by Raymond Torres-Santos. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, 17-42.

Austerlitz, Paul. “From Transplant to Transnational Circuit: Merengue in New York.” In Island Sounds in Global City: Caribbean Popular Music and Identity in New York, edited by Ray Allen and Lois Wilcken. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001, 44-60.

Chapman, Francisco. “El merengue, los dominicanos y su impacto social en Estados Unidos.” In El merengue en la cultura dominicana y del Caribe: memorias del Primer Congreso Internacional "Música, Identidad y Cultura en el Caribe, edited by Darío Tejeda and Rafael E. Yunén. Santiago de los Caballeros: Centro Leon; Santo Domingo: INEC, Instituto de Estudios Caribeños: Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, 2006, 360-361.

Figueroa, Frank M. “New York's Latin Music Landmarks.” In Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook, edited by Claudio Iván Remeseira. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010, 361-366.

Garrison, Rob. “Johnny Ventura.” In Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, edited by Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Hajek, Jessica C. “Quezada, Milly.” In Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, edited by Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates Jr. Oxford University Press, 2016, 235-236.

Huezo, Alex. “The Queen of Merengue Milly Quezada.” In The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Eric Paul Roorda, Lauren H. Derby and Raymundo González. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014, pp. 479-482.

Hutchinson, Sydney. "Merengue on the move: Making music, place, and community in the típico world.” 2016. In Made in Latin America: Studies in Popular Music, edited by Christian Spencer and Julio Mendívil. New York: Routledge, 2016, 113-124.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Dominican Republic,” Latin Music: Musicians, Genres and Themes Vol. 2, edited by Ilan Stavans. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2014, 220-231.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Becoming the Tíguera: The Female Accordionist in Dominican Merengue Típico.” World Music, vol. 50, no. 3, January 2008, 37-56.

McGill, Lisa D. “’Diasporic Intimacy’: Merengue Hip Hop, Proyecto Uno, and Representin' Afro-Latino Cultures.” In Constructing Black Selves: Caribbean American Narratives and the Second Generation, by McGill. New York: New York University Press, 2005, 200-238.

Mirós, Gilda. “Dioris Valladares.” In De la montaña venimos: íconos de Latinoamérica: edición especial del audio libro, by Mirós. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2014, 249-256.

Pacini Hernández, Deborah. "Dominicans in the Mix: Reflections on Dominican Identity, Race and Reggaeton." In Reggaeton, edited by Raquel Rivera, Wayne Marshall and Deborah Pacini Hernández. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009, 135-164.

Pacini Hernández, Deborah. "Cantando la cama vacía: Love, Sexuality and Gender Relationships in Dominican bachata." In Popular Music: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 1, edited by Simon Frith, Routledge, 2004. (Reprinted from Popular Music 9 (3), 1990, 351-367).

Santana, Nelson. “Expanding the Scope of Music: From Dancing Tunes to Production.” In “Dominican Immigrants” by Ramona Hernández and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo. In Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans Vol. I., edited by Ronald H. Bayor. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2011, 513-516.

Van Buren, Thomas, and Leonardo Iván Domínguez. "Transnational Music and Dance in Dominican New York.” In Dominican Migration: Transnational Perspectives, edited by Ernesto Sagas and Sintia E. Molina. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2004, 244-273.

PhD Dissertations and Master’s Thesis

Burgos Matos, Wilfredo José. Un ritmo que emigra: Cima 103.7 FM y la escena de la bachata en Puerto Rico. 2015. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Master's Thesis.

Davis, Martha Ellen. Afro-Dominican Religious Brotherhoods: Structure, Ritual, and Music, 1976. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Hutchinson, Sydney. Merengue Típico in Transnational Dominican Communities: Gender Geography Migration and Memory in a Traditional Music, 2008. New York University, PhD Dissertation.

Scarfullery, Rafael. Twentieth Century Composers from the Dominican Republic: An Overview and Analysis of the Guitar Music of Luis Cernuda, Pedro Holguin-Veras, Manuel Simó, and Miguel Pichardo. 2004. Shenandoah University, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Stern, Jonathan. Music for the (American) People: The Concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, 1922-1964. 2009. The City University of New York, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Tallaj-Garcia, Angelina. Performing Blackness in a Mulatto Society: Negotiating Racial Identity through Music in the Dominican Republic. 2015. City University of New York, Ph.D. Dissertation.

Journal Articles

Coopersmith, Jacob Maurice. “Music and Musicians of the Dominican Republic: A Survey Part II.” The Music Quarterly, vol. 31, no.2, April 1945, 212-226.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Entangled Rhythms of a Conflicted Island: Digging up the Buried Histories of Dominican Folk Music.” Resonancias, vol. 20, no. 39, July-Nov. 2016, 139-154.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Merengue Típico in New York City: A History,” Camino Real, vol. 3, no. 4, 2011, 119-141.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Típico, Folklórico or popular? Musical Categories, Place, and Identity in a Transnational Listening Community. Popular Music, vol. 30, no. 2, May 2011, 245-262.

Hutchinson, Sydney. “Merengue Típico in Santiago and New York: Transnational Regionalism in a Neo-Traditional Dominican Music.” Ethnomusicology, vol. 50, no. 1, Winter 2006, 39-40.

Pacini Hernandez, Deborah. “Urban Bachata and Dominican Racial Identity in New York.” Cahiers D'Études Africaines, vol. 54, no. 216, 2014, 1027-1054.

Tallaj, Angelina. “Religion on the Dance Floor: Afro-Dominican Music and Ritual from Altars to Clubs.” Civilisations, vol. 1, no. 67, 2018, 95-109.

Tallaj, Angelina. “Dominican Migrants, Plural Identities, and Popular Music.” American Music Review, vol. XLVI, no. 2, Spring 2017, 1-7.

Tallaj, Angelina. “‘A Country That Ain't Really Belong to Me’: Dominicanyorks, Identity and Popular Music,” Phoebe, vol. 18, no. 2, Fall 2006, 17-30.

Tatar, Ben. “Boyar, Monica (1920).” Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Korrol. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006, 94-95.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Alcantara, Amanda. “Luis Días, Father of Dominican Rock, Honored with a Street in Washington Heights.” Remezcla, 10 December, 2018, https://remezcla.com/music/luis-dias-washington-heights-street.

Atanay, Reginaldo. “Bohio dominicano,” El Diario / La Prensa, April 17, 1980, 12.

Aybar F., José Antonio. “Muere en Miami el músico Primitivo Santos.” El Nacional, 6 June 2018, https://elnacional.com.do/muere-en-miami-el-musico-primitivo-santos/.

Bayetti, Veronica. “A Look Back at Merenhouse, the Most Lit Pari Music of All Time.” Remezcla.com, 17 December, 2017, https://remezcla.com/lists/music/merenhouse-merenrap-tribute/.

"Hot Latin LPs: New York." Billboard, October 13, 1984, 61.

Boidi, Carla. “Hear Her Roar.” Miami New Times, 21 June, 2001, https://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/hear-her-roar-6351856.

"Stage Stars at the Movie Houses." Brooklyn Eagle, September 19, 1948, 30.

“Cantante hondureño Hajime Waki lanza bachata escrita en japonés.” El Herald, 17 September 2018, https://www.elheraldo.hn/minisitios/hondurenosenelmundo/1216977-471/cantante-hondure%C3%B1o-hajime-waki-lanza-bachata-escrita-en-japon%C3%A9s.

Cobo, Leila. “Xtreme Starring in Bilingual Reality Show.” Billboard, 3 May 2009, https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/268740/xtreme-starring-in-bilingual-reality-show.

Contreras, Félix. “Boogaloo Revival: A 1960's Fad Is Cool Again.” NPR, 18 April 2011. https://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2011/04/19/135501205/boogaloo-revival-a-1960s-fad-is-cool-again.

Cruz Tejada, Miguel. “Filial de ACROARTE en Nueva York declara al empresario José Tejeda padre del merengue.” Diario Libre, 6 January 2018. https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/musica/filial-de-acroarte-en-nueva-york-declara-al-empresario-jose-tejeda-padre-del-merengue-BD10023310.

El Diario de Nueva York, December 11, 1948, 7.

“El músico Primitivo Santos muere en Estados Unidos a sus 83 años.” El País, 6 June 2018, https://www.elpais.com.co/entretenimiento/celebridades/el-musico-primitivo-santos-muere-en-estados-unidos-a-sus-83-anos.html.

“Even the Poor Make Music at Sister Rita Simo’s School.” The Journal Herald Advertising Supplement, 18 August, 1978, 2.

Exposito, Suzy, Andrew Casillas, Isabel Raygoza, John Ochoa, and Marjua Estevez. “50 Greatest Latin Pop Songs.” Rolling Stone, 9 July 2018, https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-latin-lists/50-greatest-latin-pop-songs-695776/aventura-obsesion-2002-2-695923.

“Fallece sonero Santiago Cerón.” Diario Libre, 10 May 2011, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/fallece-sonero-santiago-cern-FCDL289936.

Fernandez, Enrique. "Latin Notas." Billboard, 19 January, 1985, 57.

"Gabriel Del Orbe, Violinist, Plays." New York Times, Nov 25, 1915, 13. ProQuest, https://search.proquest.com/docview/97664614?accountid=9967.

Geronimo, Roberto. “Merengue.” Latin N.Y., April 1979, 52-53.

Geronimo, Roberto. “Esquina Dominicana” Latin N.Y., October, 1976, 18.

Gómez Sotolongo, Antonio. "Gabriel Del Orbe." El Tren de Yaguaramas, 17 November 2008, https://eltrendeyaguaramas.blogia.com/2008/111802-gabriel-del-orbe.php.

“Henry Hierro, la historia de un cantante de merengue.” Listín Diario, 2 January, 2008, https://listindiario.com/entretenimiento/2008/01/02/42670/henry-hierro-la-historia-de-un-cantante-de-merengue.

Herrera, Miguel Angel. “La bachata: una manifestación que se inició… sin ser música,” Escala, Revista Artística, Oct 27, 1991.

“Joe Davis presents Caribbean Music Inc.” The Billboard, vol. 58, no. 30, July 27, 1946, 23.

“Latin Scene.” Billboard, March 9, 1974, 27.

“Luis E. Dechamps, 23, Dominican Rap Star 'Papo.'” Sun Sentinel, 14 July 1999, https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1999-07-14-9907140162-story.html.

Mann, Herbert G. “Giving the Gift of Music: Music School Offers Tuition-free Instruction.” The Berkshire Eagle, May 3, 2005.

Martínez, Carlos T. “Años dorados de la música en NY.” Diario Libre, 4 November 2011, https://listindiario.com/entretenimiento/2011/11/04/209655/anos-dorados-de-la-musica-en-ny.

Minaya, Luis. “Música de las Américas en el Smithsonian: Maestros de la música latina.” El Pregonero, February 25, 1999, 15.

Molina Tamacas, Carmen. “Nueva York en el centro creativo de la bachata.” El Diario, 12 August 2018, https://eldiariony.com/2018/08/12/nueva-york-en-el-centro-creativo-de-la-bachata.

“Murió cantante de Los Ilegales.” La Nación, 15 January 1998, https://www.nacion.com/el-pais/murio-cantante-de-los-ilegales/FBYGB2WZZNADHFTWOYJYXRYIPQ/story/.

Pacini Hernández, Deborah. “Dominican Bachata: Moving from el Campo to the Garden.” ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America, Winter 2016, https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/dominican-bachata

Pareles, Jon. “New Jersey Sisters Lead Hot Merengue Group.” The New York Times, 27 October, 1986, https://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/27/arts/new-jersey-sisters-lead-hot-merengue-group.html.

Rangel, Charlie. “Floralba Del Monte First Lady of Dominican Classical Music- A Salute on her 75th Birthday.” Votesmart.org, 24 February 2004, https://votesmart.org/public-statement/45862/floralba-del-monte-first-lady-of-dominican-classical-music-a-salute-on-her-75th-birthday#.XfJ14ehKiUk.

Revista ¡Ahora!, vol. 16, no. 706, May 23, 1977, 77.

Revista ¡Ahora!, vol. 6, no. 214, December 18, 1967, 60.

Revista Teatral, June 7, 1947, 12.

Rivera, Severo. “Víctor Waill dejó su impronta en la salsa, el merengue y la bachata.” Diario Libre, 7 September 2019, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/musica/victor-waill-dejo-su-impronta-en-la-salsa-el-merengue-y-la-bachata-NA13315976.

Rivera, Severo. “Fallece la pianista Floralba del Monte, ex directora del Conservatorio Nacional.” Diario Libre, 21 July 2017, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/fallece-la-pianista-floralba-del-monte-ex-directora-del-conservatorio-nacional-AH7678121.

Ross, Karl. “The Dominican Squeezebox Goes Digital.” Miami New Times, 6 April, 2000, https://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/the-dominican-squeezebox-goes-digital-6356376.

Small, Mark. “Juan Luis Guerra: Tropical Music Superstar.” Berklee Today, Berklee College of Music, 2004, https://www.berklee.edu/bt/171/coverstory.html.

“Street Co-Naming Ceremony To Honor The Musical Contributions of Santiago Cerón.” Harlem World Magazine, 15 November 2018, https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/street-co-naming-ceremony-to-honor-the-musical-contributons-of-santiago-ceron-video/.

Taveras, R. Luís. “Ecos de un Festival.” Revista ¡Ahora!, vol. 9, no.344, June 15, 1970, 75.

Tejada Cruz, Manuel. “Grave en su residencia de Manhattan destacada pianista dominicana Tilsia Brens.” Diario Libre, 18 March 2009, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/grave-en-su-residencia-de-manhattan-destacada-pianista-dominicana-tilsia-brens-DADL192625.

“The Association of Dominican Classical Artists Presents a Night of Dominican Folklore with Ivan Dominguez,” Harlem Trends, February 9, 2012, http://harlemtrends.com/2012/02/the-association-of-dominican-classical-artists-presents-a-night-of-dominican-folklore-with-ivan-dominguez/.

The New York Age, April 25, 1931, 6.

“The Peoples Music School.” Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2019.

Valdes, Alisa. “On the Beat: How Proyecto Uno Is Working to Be the Next Big Thing.” The Boston Globe, Sunday City Edition [Online] 25 February 1996, B34. Newspapers.com

Vargas, Wilfrido. “Bienvenido Rodríguez: El Rey Midas Dominicano.” Diario Libre, 18 July, 2018, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/musica/bienvenido-rodriguez-el-rey-midas-dominicano-NF10378126

“Veinte años después The New York Band regresa con sus éxitos a la ciudad que le vio nacer.” Diario Libre, 25 May, 2019, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/musica/veinte-anos-despues-the-new-york-band-regresa-con-sus-exitos-a-la-ciudad-que-le-vio-nacer-EN12860774

“Vladimir Dotel: ‘Este es un trabajo serio y constante, hay que trabajar muy duro.’” Diario Libre, 22 September 2013, https://www.diariolibre.com/revista/vladimir-dotel-este-es-un-trabajo-serio-y-constante-hay-que-trabajar-muy-duro-DMDL403246.

Webman, Hal. "Rhythm and Blue Notes." Billboard, February 10, 1951, 30.

Ysalguez Antonio, Hugo. “Faranduleando.” Revista ¡Ahora!, vol. 14, no. 617, September 8, 1975, 66.