El Duque de la Bachata Joan Soriano Performing LIVE in San Diego July 20th

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Many of you in San Diego were first introduced to Joan Soriano in 2009 when Ritmo Bello shared his story as an up and coming bachata music artist featured in Adam Taub’s documentary “El Duque de la Bachata”.  If you’ve been following his story you know that he continues to gain much success in his musical career as he travels the world sharing his music.

We are fortunate to see the Dominican perform live at Blue Agave Nightclub July 20th and I encourage all of you to support this great artist.  For those of you new to him and his music here is a great clip of him in concert performing “Que Pasara Mañana”:

To find out more information about the concert and obtain tickets please visit the event page we set up on the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at Blue Agave Nightclub for Joan Soriano live in concert!

John ;-)


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El Duque de La Bachata Joan Soriano Performing LIVE Saturday October 15th

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A while back I wrote about Joan Soriano, El Duque de la Bachata, and the great documentary describing his struggles in becoming a bachata music artist.

This weekend you all have the opportunity to meet the man in the documentary as he performs live in concert!  Joan Soriano is performing live at Club Caribe along with Grupo Completo.  If you are new to his music you can get a short glimpse of his work in this video:

For more information on this concert and to network with others going to the concert you can RSVP on the event page created on the San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

Don’t miss out on this great artist performing live here in San Diego!

John ;-)

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4th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2010: Update to Schedule, Including Bachata Documentary Screening

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just a quick update.  The organizers for the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival released a revised schedule of events and I’ve posted it above in this post.  You’ll notice that there is now the addition of Adam Taub’s documentary “El Duque De La Bachata” which will screen on Saturday night for attendees to enjoy.  If you haven’t heard about the film it  is a great behind the scenes look at the life of up and coming Bachata music artist Joan Soriano.  To see this new schedule of events and other important information please check the official San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival website.

See you at the 4th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2010!

John ;-)


Meet New People and Win an All Inclusive Flamenco Dinner Show at Café Sevilla August 4th with Meetup.com!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a quick note that Ritmo Bello and The San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be resuming our 1st Wednesday’s of the Month event at Café Sevilla August 4th.

This particular event will be unique in that we’ll be giving away a number of items for FREE to those that come at 8pm.  Café Sevilla, our host for the event and venue for this meetup, donated a pair of full dinner show tickets to raffle off right before the free dance lesson begins at 8:30 or so.  The Cafe Sevilla Flamenco dinner show is a great fusion of succulent Spanish cuisine, wine, and of course live flamenco dancing (and completely FREE to the winner of the dinner giveaway).  The tickets are normally a  $60/ticket value so don’t miss out on this opportunity.  This video below shows a glimpse of the flamenco dinner show:

Ritmo Bello will also be giving away a free DVD from our Meetup.com sponsor Dance Your A** Off and a documentary about bachata musician Joan Soriano in “El Duque de la Bachata”.

Everything starts at 8pm at Cafe Sevilla and we’ll be holding the raffle early on before 8:30 pm so don’t be late!  For more information about this event and to RSVP please visit the event page at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup.

Bachata Documentary Screening Saturday June 20th…

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Not too long ago I wrote about a producer looking to screen his film “El Duque de la Bachata” here in San Diego.  I’m happy to report that he found a venue to screen his film this weekend.

The film will be screening at a San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Assistant Organizers home.  To find out more information about the film screening and how to attend please visit the RSVP page set up on The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup website.

See you at the film screening!

‘El Duque de la Bachata’ Documentary Coming to San Diego!

Friday, May 15, 2009



I wanted to let you all know about an upcoming film that will hopefully be screening here in San Diego.

El Duque de la Bachata is the story of Joan Soriano, a Bachata Musician from the Dominican Republic.  The documentary follows his struggles to reach his goal of a releasing a hit CD and success as a musician. The story is also unique as it shows how his family is affected and involved in this musician’s life.

The film documents Joan’s bachata and merengue career, giving us all an in depth look at what rising artists must go through to make it big.   Joan has been featured on the Rough Guide to the Bachata and on the documentary Santo Domingo Blues as well as performed and recorded with big name bachata musicians such as Joe Veras and Zacarias Ferreira. However, at 35 he still has not had his own hit and is feeling the pressure now to make it big more than ever. Within the last few years, a music producer named Benjamin de Menil from IASO Records has begun recording a CD of Joan’s music and is now moving toward the CD’s completion with high hopes that it will be a hit.  El Duque de la Bachata is full of  great music, Dominican culture, and intimate portraits.

The film is produced and directed by Adam Taub.  Mr. Taub is looking to screen the film here in San Diego from June 17th to the 27th and is looking for venues to host a question and answer session, screening, and possible bachata dancing event.  If you can help you can contact Mr. Taub here.  Thanks to Mr. Taub for producing this great film!

John F. Bello

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