JOAN SORIANO: The Duke of Bachata

“…at once elegant and strong.” -Miami New Times

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM

Kennedy Union’s Boll Theatre

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line—and never looked back. First forming a band with some of his 14 siblings, Soriano now tours internationally.   The popularity of Soriano’s steel guitar-based rhythmic folk music, known as bachata, is growing in leaps and bounds.  Essential to Dominican culture and eminently danceable, bachata (which initially meant simply “backyard party”) draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.  In Soriano’s hands, it is a sometime soulful, sometimes celebratory dive into the rhythms of his homeland.

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funding

This engagement of Joan Soriano is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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