Joan Soriano en Joan Soriano: Tiny Desk Concert In a recent conversation with the Washington, D.C.-based Latin radio personality Pedro Biaggi, I asked him about the massive growth of the bachata genre. He said it was barely present in his station's format a few decades ago, but that today, it's roughly 70 percent of what he plays.<p>Bachata is that sweet, syncopated, lovesick music full of guitar plucks, bongos and g├╝iras that you hear blasting from cars and Latin clubs today. But as recently as the late 1980s, it was frowned upon in its native Dominican Republic for being rustic and vulgar. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 22498 at Joan Soriano: Tiny Desk Concert