The Dominican Republic achieved the title of “Un Récord pa` la Bachata” (A Record for Bachata), by obtaining Guinness World Records recognition, by concentrating around 500 couples who danced in unison on George Washington Avenue to the rhythm of the song “Pena por ti”, produced by AZ Films.
Hundreds of people lined Santo Domingo’s Malecon, while thousands of others watched the feat on Telesistema, channel 11 and the YouTube channel of AZ Films Producciones, being part of history, by conquering the feat of the world’s largest bachata dance, an arduous work of several months that crowns with the record for the country.
In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic and taking all the health measures required by the pertinent organisms, all the couples and the production team completed the vaccination stage, one of the main commitments since the announcement of this initiative.
Alberto Zayas, producer and ideologist, showed the satisfaction of bringing to the Dominican Republic the title that grants us as the country with the greatest bachata dance, especially for being the land where this genre arises, besides being held on such a special date and supporting the proposal made by the master Luis Segura to declare December 11 as “National Bachata Day”.
The achievement joins a series of events that coincide with this date, on this day 11 commemorates the anniversary of the birth of singer-songwriter Victor Victor, the release of the album Bachata Rosa by Juan Luis Guerra and the declaration of bachata as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).
Susana Reyes had the assignment of being the official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records title, overseeing and completing all aspects that give the country that recognition.
“Pena por ti” was selected to obtain this record, with the musical production of Antonio González, the studio recording was in charge of Mártires de León, Juan Abel Martínez (Abelito), Radhamés Reyes (Meme).
The artistic part counted with the voices of Joe Veras, Kiko Rodríguez, Daniel Santa Cruz and Alexandra Rodríguez, who joined Segura in this important and proven tribute.