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World Music Institute presents Joan Soriano – Dominican Republic to Brooklyn!

The Duke of Bachata! Raised in the rural area of the Dominican Republic, where he abandoned school and the farming life to pursue a career in music, Soriano, the seventh of 15 children, is bachata’s rising star. He croons tender, bittersweet ballads over feathery and rhythmic steel-string guitar melodies for a sound that feels at once modern and thoroughly old-world. Bachata beckons couples to rock side to side in accord, punctuating phrases with a tap of the foot and a pop of the hip.

7-8PM   – Open Rum Bar sponsored by Brugal
7:30PM – Bachata Dance lesson
8:00PM –  Live concert by the Duke of Bachata, Joan Soriano
9:30PM – DJ’ed After-party

Tickets $25/ WMI Friends $20
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/joan-soriano/
or call 212-545-7536

Part of WMI’s WORLD TO BROOKLYN series:

Danceable concerts with pre-show dance lessons &  dj’ed after-parties, featuring vibrant artists in a festive, social atmosphere.
Dance lessons 7:30; Show 8:00pm; party until midnight; Cash bar.
Dance floor/ standing room on main level; seating available upstairs.

Other upcoming shows:

Dec 8 – Haiti to Brooklyn with CaRiMi
Feb 23 – Brazil to Brooklyn with Liliana Araujo
May 11 – Cuba to Brooklyn with Gerardo Contino