Presented in Cooperation with Caffe Lena
Performance to be held at Caffe Lena
Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and has never looked back. Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. The Afro-infused rhythm that permeates his music has made him a favorite among dancers and music lovers. We’ll be carving out some floor space at the Caffe for this special show and dancing is welcome!
Bachata draws on musical influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Soriano blends Afro-Dominican percussive elements with bachata, giving his music down to earth spirit and dance-ability.
The Nordlys Global Voices Series provides cross-cultural understanding and enrichment through the universal language of music. Featuring original and traditional musicians from non-English-speaking nations, this series is made possible by the generous support of The Nordlys Foundation.