Bachata Roja: Acoustic Bachata from the Cabaret Era is the first ever compilation of classic Dominican bachata. From the early 1960’s to the late 1980’s the legendary voices of Eladio Romero Santos, Leonardo Paniagua and Blas Duran spoke to the hearts of a generation. The dizzying guitar accompaniment of pioneers like Edilio Paredes and Augusto Santos charted the course of bachata’s rise, and for three decades theirs was the sound of the streets of Santo Domingo. iASO has selected here some of the defining songs of bachata’s pre-electric era.
The CD includes a colorful 32-page booklet with rare photos and informative song notes
Produced by: Benjamin de Menil, David Wayne, Edilio Paredes
Introduction & Photos: Deborah Pacini Hernandez