La Carisalve is a music group derived from traditions that exist north of the city of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The group is built around the singer Caridad Severino, a direct descendant of a “Grand Salve” tradition from the area of Sabana Grande De Boyá. “Salves” refers to “Salve Regina”, a Catholic chant that was composed possibly in the 11th century AD. In the Dominican Republic, the “Salve” has adopted different instrumentations and its repertoire includes many songs with a myriad of Taino and African traits. Lead Vocals: Caridad Severino

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