We are very grateful to our friend Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, for his recent donation of two classic collections of "perioco ripiao" one of the traditional dances from the Dominican Republic.
Eduardo is now "un dominicano adoptivo."
Ripiando el perico [sound recording]: antología del merengue típico. By Huchi Lora. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Grupo León Jimenes, 2005.
La India Canela: Merengue típico from the Dominican Republic [sound recording].Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008. 1 sound disc