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Concerts 2015

Thursday Aug. 6th

LatinRemixes KICK DJ Willain Edits & DJ Soltrix!
Two of the top remixing Bachata DJs in the World LIVE ON STAGE!
Listening to these two DJs spinning will take you to Bachata Bliss!
Only at the 7th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & World Latin Music Festival!
Get ready to hear the sounds that make Bachata dancers scream for more! It’s going to be a night to remember! Plus get ready for the new updated & exciting light & multi media show that will take your breath away!

Thursday Aug. 6th

Etienne Drapeau
With numerous catchy songs that have topped the charts in radio stations in Quebec, (Canada) his warm voice, his lyrics, his melodies and his charisma, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Etienne Drapeau has it all. Singing in french, english and spanish, Étienne will be performing the top bachata hits of today and some of his own songs on the opening night of the world largest bachata festival.

Friday Aug. 7th

Archie & Sizzle Fort Worth
These two rising Kizomba stars will rock the DC Bachata Congress! Get ready to listen to sexy Kizomba with Archie & Sizzle

Friday Aug. 7th

P. Lowe is an American native, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, music engineer and entrepreneur. Professionally engaged in music for over a decade, Lowe is no stranger to the industry. In addition to the saxophone, Lowe can play 6 other instruments. Lowe also speaks and writes music in 4 different languages. Lowe has experience in several genres of music and his talents are transcendent. His band “i95” smoothly blends Kizomba/Zouk, Rock,Neo-Soul, Afro-House and Hip-Hop into one energetic and harmonious performance.

Saturday Aug. 8th
Bachata Heightz

Bachata Heightz is an urban-influenced bachata group from New York whose debut single, “Me Puedo Matar,” was a big hit on the tropical charts in 2009. Founded in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, NY, the group is comprised of Jerry García (aka Jay Heightz; lead vocals),Jeffrey Cruz (aka Jru; chorus vocals), Aneudy Hernandez (aka Chino; chorus vocals), Jonathan García (aka Da Phenomenon; guitar), and Diego Capellán (aka Dee Major; bass), all of whom are of Dominican heritage. Citing influences that include hip-hop and R&B as well as tropical music, Bachata Heightz made their commercial recording debut in 2009 with “Me Puedo Matar,” a collaboration with Domincan superstar Héctor Acosta. Originally released on Acosta’s album Simplemente… El Torito (2009), the song was a big hit on the tropical charts, reaching the Top Five of the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.

Saturday Aug. 8th
Joan Soriano

Joan Soriano is a bachata singer and guitarist from the Dominican Republic. His style is a blend of modern with traditional bachata. Since the 1980s, Joan’s guitar and arrangements have graced many hit bachatas by other artists, and since 2008, he has begun to make a name for himself internationally. Early life: Soriano was born the seventh of fifteen children. “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’s guitar playing had a sort off clean feathery sound. This sound was indicative of Bachata music. After Soriano mastered it, he went into Santo Domingo and started working as a session musician. Career: “El Duque de la Bachata, and La Familia Soriano were recorded live in Santo Domingo and NYC studios by iASO producer Benjamin de Menil.

Saturday Aug. 8th

Voz A Voz is a duo of Ronny Mercedes & Gio. The band has traveled around the world & have had nominations at the Billboard Awards for best pop album group or duo and have won a Latin grammy, in addition to a gold record for selling over 120,000 copies of their debut album.
There latest studio album “DESTINY” is gaining on chats. There music has crossed borders around the world as the first group of tropical music make HAWAII concert tour in 2012 and 2013, as ALASKA AND JAPAN, have taken their music markets like ITALY, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, BELGIUM, GERMANY, AND ALL DOMINICAN REPUBLIC UNITED STATES. Voz a Voz is here to stay!

Sunday Aug. 9th
Tito Puente jr

New York-born Tito Puente Jr., son of a Latin music legend known as Rey del Timbal, studied music and composition at his native city, joining a heavy metal band, later, getting involved in Latin music, participating in different local numbers before moving to Miami. Tito Puente Jr.’s debut album called Guarachando, featuring classic “Oye Como Va,” was released by EMI Latin in 1996, a year later, achieving a Billboard award for best video. Combining Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Latin jazz, and club/dance style, the talented musician returned with Sientelo, produced by A.B. Quintanilla and Larry Davis.

Sunday Aug. 9th
Héctor Lavoe tribute band

The Hector Lavoe tribute band from NYC has some original members of the band. Get ready to take a walk down memory lane. Lead singer Ray Barona is a New York legend & the multi members are old school cats who have played with the likes of Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon & Tito Puente himself! Get ready to hear the hottest Salsa hits from the man the Legend Mr Hector Lavoe. From El Cantante to Rompe Saraguey, Aguanile & more! 1970’s Salsa was when the powerhouses were hitting hard & the DC Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba & Latin Music Festival will bring us back with this amazing light, multi media show!

Sunday Aug. 9th
Fania Tribute Band

The Fania Tribute band with lead singer Frankie Vasquez “A New York Legend,” will bring you back to a time when Salsa was KING! Get ready as some former members will take the stage together @ the Hilton for an evening of musical bliss! Here is a little history about the original music label & bands! In 1964, Fania Records was founded in New York City. The Fania All-Stars were Fania’s best selling band, outlasting the label itself. Larry Harlow was chosen by Jerry Masucci to produce the band’s records while Pacheco acted as director on stage. In 2003, the 1975 Fania release Live at Yankee Stadium was included in the second set of 50 recordings preserved in the United States National Recording Registry. The music lives on today in all the dancers from the era & those who preserve the music!

The Saturday Bachata Concert @ The DC Bachata, Kizomba & Latin Music Festival will be THE BIGGEST YET! Stay Tuned for Details!