With Identity and Magic, folklorist Dagoberto Tejeda narrates the story of our musical genres, our instruments, our celebrations and the everyday impact of this melting pot, illustrated via the colorful snapshots of Mariano Hernández and Pedro Genaro Rodríguez. The book thus becomes a priceless tool to help examine in detail the evolution of the folkloric dances that make up the cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic. It also bears witness to those steps that our feet have forgotten, and yet their remnants are still evident in our present, leaving their trace on the many dances that are bound to come.
Folklorist, sociologist and researcher
Folklorist and musicologist
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