Bachata, a form of music and dance that originated in the countryside and the rural neighborhoods of CUBA and the Dominican Republic. Its subjects are often romantic; especially prevalent are tales of heartbreak and sadness.
Bachata was created primarily by servants, who played it after their work days ended. They made the music out of ordinary objects like
those commonly found in a backyard such as trashcans and fences.
The bachata played today uses electric guitar and has phrasing which is more rhythmic and groove-like than in earlier styles. The evolution to electric has perhaps helped make bachata more accessible. Bachata follows a four beat pattern generally.