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01: La India Canela discusses her passion for the accordion and demonstrates its role in merengue típico during recording sessions for Smithsonian Folkways in Santiago, Dominican Republic, in 2007.
02: La India Canela discusses how modern musical and cultural influences are changing the traditional merengue típico sound.

La India Canela
Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic

recording details

Apriétame Así (Squeeze Me Like That)
Consagración de Cariño
(Dedication of Affection)
El Rancho (The Ranch)
Las Siete Pasadas (The Seven Passages)

La India Canela in the studio. Photo by Daniel Sheehy, Smithsonian Institution, 2007.