Joan Soriano Bachata Dance at Tropicalia



Tropicalia
2001 14th St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20009
Salsa/Merengue/Bachata
Concert/Live Music

Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano infuses steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. He is the star of Adam Taub’s, The Duke of Bachata, was featured in Alex Wolfe’s critically acclaimed documentary, Santo Domingo Blues, and is on The Rough Guide’s Bachata compilation.

Bachata is essential to Dominican culture and draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A practitioner of palo and gaga, Joan Soriano blends Afro­-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata, imparting his music with down to earth spirit and dance­ability. Joan preserves bachata’s roots and expands on them. He is a rare combination of new and authentic.

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Doors 5:30PM
6PM Free bachata dance class
First set: 7PM
Second set: 8:30PM
$20 advance tickets / $25 at the door


Nacido en el campo, cerca de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, Joan Soriano mezcla bachata de cuerda con partes iguales de romance y pasión. Él es la estrella de Adam Taub, El duque de la Bachata, que apareció en el aclamado documental de Alex Wolfe, Santo Domingo Blues, y está en la compilación de Bachata de The Rough Guide. La Bachata es esencial para la cultura dominicana y se basa en una variedad de influencias de África, Europa, América Latina y el Caribe. Practicante de palo y gaga, Joan Soriano combina las tradiciones sagradas de los afro-dominicanos con la bachata, impartiendo a su música un espíritu pragmático y de baile. Joan conserva las raíces de la bachata y se expande sobre ellas. Él es una combinación única, entre nuevo y auténtico.

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