Celebrated as The Duke of Bachata, Joan Soriano is taking Lincoln Center by storm! A native of the Dominican Republic, Joan combines the rhythm of his guitar and his sultry voice to bring about a new wave of bachata. Joan began experimenting with the spirit of music as a child when he created a makeshift guitar out of a fishing line and a tin can. Although Joan worked alongside his father on a local farm as a child, he was unable to resist the urge to create music, eventually creating a band with his siblings. Joan continues to maintain the tradition of bachata by evoking the mood of sorrow, particularly in his song, “Solo Tu”. The combination of Joan’s ethereal nature and powerful voice has propelled his career forward and placed him on the Lincoln Center stage. Joan, alongside his band of bachateros, performed at the Lincoln Center as part of Atrium 360º on October 5th. Atrium 360º provides an expansive series of events to showcase various worldviews and perspectives through the lens of performing arts.
Joan Soriano rocked the stage on October 5th, doing just that! As the sound of Joan’s guitar and his band penetrated the atmosphere with the words from “Volcan de Amor”, dancing erupted. The crowd moved closer to the stage, searching for a partner to dance with and let loose. Even those who were not well versed in Latin dance were eager to move their hips and sway to the music, an example of the power of Joan’s music. The core objective of Joan’s rhythm is to bring people together and to embrace the long standing tradition of bachata and Latin music. If you missed Joan’s performance on October 5th keep an eye out for his upcoming events listed on his official website, http://www.iasorecords.com/artists/joan-soriano. If you want to hear Joan’s music from the comfort of your home or train ride you can access it on Apple Music and Spotify.
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