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Videos: An Authentic Merengue with Ricardo Rico y su Conjunto los Típicos Dominicanos

Credit: Credit: Historic Films Archives, LLC.

This instructional dance film features the band Ricardo Rico y su Conjunto los Típicos Dominicanos. In the video, Rico is performing “La Cruz de Palo Bonito,” a merengue song that would become an international hit in the 1950s and a permanent part of the Latin/Dominican music scene as other musicians have recorded the song.