Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Robert Browning Associates
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:30pm
The Duke of Bachata
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC
Joan Soriano has played a major role in popularizing bachata, the African- and Spanish-based soul music of the Dominican Republic. Sometimes called the “Dominican blues,” its sentiments range from romantic to heartbreak and despair. Representing a new generation of roots bachata, Soriano preserves the classic styles of Dominican music while modernizing it with contemporary influences. In this concert, he is accompanied by a five-piece band that features guitars, bass, and Latin percussion.