Joan Soriano
Su lado de cama
Maria elena
La vecinita


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.

As a boy Joan received little formal education. The seventh of 15 children, Joan left school to help his father farm the family's land. But Joan’s destiny was for something else. Forming a band with his young brothers and sisters, he began to perform at neighborhood events. Nicknamed “Los Candes” (after their father Candelario) the band became a local sensation. At age 13 Joan hitched a ride to Santo Domingo and went on to nurture his talent working with some of the island’s greatest bachata stars.

Bachata is essential to Dominican culture and draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A practitioner of palo and gaga, Joan blends Afro-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata, imparting his music with down to earth spirit and dance-ability. Joan preserves bachata’s roots and expands on them. He is a rare combination of new and authentic.

Joan is the star of Adam Taub’s new documentary, The Duke of Bachata. He also was featured in Alex Wolfe’s documentary, Santo Domingo Blues, and is on The Rough Guide’s Bachata compilation. Joan has performed throughout North America and Europe. In September 2010 he celebrated his first international release.

Joan's third album with iASO, Me decidí, was recorded live in New York and Santo Domingo. The natural musicality of live sound is central to iASO’s aesthetic.


Listened to Me Decidi - my first introduction to Bachata. Totally captivated what a great record we need you to play UK THIS YEAR on a hot sunny day but even if it was raining I am sure the sun would come out !!

Hello, do you have video or photos from your performance in Havana Club in Cambridge, MA on January 31, 2016?

Hola , ¿tiene video o fotos de su rendimiento Havana Club en Cambridge , MA el 31 de enero , 2016?

Hola.. estamos interesados en que venga a gira x Canada.. con la comunidad Latina.. desde el Este al Oeste.. X que aqui tambien se adora y se baila Bachata... y este estilo es impresionante.. Saludos

Me gustaria saber cuando vendran a la ciudad de Tampa. Nosotros necesitamos la bachata verdadera, por favor!

Looking for booking information for April 8th near Chicago illinois

Tengo unas preguntas a quierido Joan Soriano quiero hablar personalmente con Joan si es posible escribe me en mi correo electrónico q les dejo aquí un abrazo grande para todo los almiro mucho :)

Te esperamos en NYC, pero donde sea te vamos a ver, el Duque!

Te saludo desde Argentina Joan mi admiración me encanta tu música.

Yes I am also hoping Joan will come to northern California, it's been over a year since we have seen him here and we miss him :)

Any time in June/early july I can see Joan Soriano or anyone iASO related in the Dominican Republic. I will be visiting from Sydney

Are their any open bookings in Nor. Cali ?

Are there any tour dates for 2015?

te amo joan soriano

Apreciados, Tocallos, es un placer escucharos, desde la península os deseo la mejor de las suertes. Salud para la familia Soriano.

Heard Joan (& Nelly) for the 1st time today. Joyful music!

Yo me enamore de su musica desde la primera vez que lo escuche cantando 'Su lado de cama'. Es un cantante con mucho talento y le deseo todo lo mejor a el y su familia.

Bachata con sentimiento ......tienes un talento impresionante.....Dios te bendiga

me fascina su musica es espectacular tu musica invita al amor y al romance

Yo quiero ver Joan en Atlanta!!!!,,, Promoters own,,, Café Dominican 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093
(770) 723-3784 >>>> y Fiesta Palace 4771 Britt Rd. NW, Norcross, GA, 30093, Norcross, GA (678) 598-1010 >>>>>

Come to Albuquerque, NM.

Les queremos muchisomo!!
¡Qué alegría!

De Michelle en Cotati, California

If you'd like to have Joan perform in Atlanta please put us in contact with a local promoter/organizer

Can he please come to Atlanta Ga

Saw Joan in Oakland last night, amazing performance! Unfortunately I was unable to purchase a tshirt at the time, is there somewhere I can order two? The guy at the table said I could order from this website but I don't see the option:)

We in the San Francisco bay area would really love to see Joan Soriano come back, my husband and I became big fans over the last year so we missed his few appearances here in the bay area, please come back, we will be there for sure!!! Thank you in advance.

P.S. We really appreciated his song video recorded in the cave. It was a beautiful performance.

Me gusta...

Heard you last night in Wisconsin….. Instant Fans!

Thanks for great sets at the Lowell folk fest, i came down from Maine to see you.

Hands down one of the top Bachata Performers in the World!

de chile visita el festival de viña del mar estamos esperando


un placer haberlos conocido en Vilnius, Lituania. Trajeron el calor del caribe a nuestra ciudad. Las mejores de las suertes y los esperamos de nuevo.

Hola Joan Soriano soy seguidora de tu musica me encanta la bachata espero visites mi pais MEXICO..SALUDOS

Yo soy de la Florida born in Miami. Yo canto musica en Ingles y Espanol "Spanglish". Yo ni estava buscando esta pagina but it just so happens that I did. I really don't know my family en La dominicana "que son de Haina" pero yo siento la connecion. Hablamas. Francisco Soriano ....TaaKe el que se lleva to.............

We are awaiting you in Malmö Sweden and Copenhagen denmark .... see you soon....!!!!

Juliano & Joan, gracias para cantar para mi por mis cumpleaños ayer. Greet o Margaretha, de Leuven ;-) <3


Dime. Donde puedo comprar musica de tu (Joan Soriano), y de tu hermanas (Nelly, y Griselda) aqui en Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Me Encanta la musica de tu, y de tu familia.

Where can I purchase music of yourself (Joan Soriano), and of you sisters (Nelly, and Griselda)? Me Encanta la musica de tu, y de tu famila (total).

Dime, por favor. You quiere saber. Donde puedo comprar musica (CD) de tu (Joan Soriano), y de tu hermanas (Nelly, and Griselda Soriano)?

Where in Philadelphia, PA can I purchase music of you (Joan Soriano), and of you you Sisters (Nelly and Griselda Soriano)?

Yo comprendo mas Inglez que Espanol.

es un excelente exponente deberian darle mas paublicidad en mexico pegaria muchisimo se lo merece :) mucho talento


Hola Griselda me encanta tu voz y soy tu admirador numero 1 espero algundia estar atulado mi amor que Dios te bendiga

hoy descubri tu musíca, tienes en México un admirador mas. muchas felicidades. Adolfo de Aguascalientes, ags.

come to the dc bachata festival PLEASE!! me encanta Joan su musica es increible que dios te bendiga gracias por conpartir tu regalo de musica. Recibi su documentario de Jorget y Troy.

en hora buena por tu triunfo sigue adelante

es un halago saber que estas triunfando, siempre supe que lo harías, saludos desde España.


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Olá gostaria de ver a tradução das musicas de Joan Soriano.


I would like to explore the possibility of Joan Soriano performing in Moorestown NJ on Friday night, January 20, 2012. Moorestown is about 20 minutes from Philadelphia and hosts live music concerts at its Perkins Art Center. Please contact me to discuss further. Thank you.