Dominican musician Joan Soriano is set to perform on Friday, September 23 at 8:00 pm at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina.
The “Duke of Bachata” opens Duke Performances’ 2011/2012 season at Motorco Music Hall, a gorgeous new nightclub near the Durham Athletic Park that is perfect for dancing — which this festive music readily inspires — or relaxing with a beverage. Joan Soriano’s brilliant steel-string guitar work and mellifluous Spanish vocals are an intoxicating combination.
Soriano hails from the rural Dominican Republic, where bachata — a blend of rustic guitar syncopation and bittersweet lyrics — evolved from the Cuban bolero a century ago. An instant star in Santo Domingo, he continues to take the world by storm and appears here in a rare North Carolina concert.
Buy his album:
Friday, September 23 • 8 pm
Motorco Music Hall (723 Rigsbee Ave. at Geer St.)
Tickets: $15 general • $5 Duke students
Tickets available through Motorco Music Hall and Duke Performances’ website, dukeperformances.org.