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Meet Andre Veloz, the Dominicana Breaking Barriers for Women in Bachata

Bachata is considered a man’s territory, certainly no place for a “respectable” mujer – at least that’s what Andre Veloz, a bachatera breaking barriers for women in the genre, heard all her life. While Prince Royce blasts from cars and gringos in Beverly Hills learn basic bachata steps, the music was long demonized in its country of origin, the Dominican Republic, where it was regarded as the melodics of the lower classes, the people with so-called loose morals.