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
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