Music is very popular in the Dominican Republic. People enjoy a
style of music that blends the rhythmic beat of African drums with
Spanish and Latin American elements.
The national dance is the merengue. Other popular dances are the
carabine and the bolero. People in the Dominican Republic enjoy
sport. The leading sporting activities are baseball and basketball.
These particular sports, which are also popular in Puerto Rico,
demonstrate the strong U.S. influence on this area of the Caribbean.