Dominican artists are summoning crowds in Europe

Santo Domingo. DR

Europe has re-emerged as a primary arena for Dominican bachata, merengue and dembow protagonists. In this year, several of its interpreters have achieved a remarkable convening power and, at the same time, a great fortune thanks to the tours and presentations in the old continent.

Juan Luis Guerra is a good example with an important tour of Spain. Last weekend, the singer-songwriter and his group 440 made themselves felt before a crowd in the presentation of his “Entre Mar y Palmeras” tour, which had its first installment on Friday, July 1 at the Sancti Petri Concert Music Festival, in the south of Cádiz, and on Sunday at the Ciudad Valencia Stadium.

The press registers tremendous presentations, with an overflowing mass of public that sings, dances and enjoys the merengue, the son and the bachata of Juan Luis.

“Entre Mar y Palmeras”, a tour that began at the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, will continue this Thursday at Murcia On Festival (Murcia) and Bilbao Exhibition Center BEC (Bilbao).

Next Saturday the Dominican artist will sing at the Cruïlla Festival (Barcelona) and on Sunday, July 10, at the Wizink Center (Madrid).

Since the 1980s, the European market has been vital for Dominican music.

Countries like Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Holland and others have embraced rhythms such as merengue, bachata and, recently, reggaeton and dembow.

In past times, with the merengue Wilfrido Vargas, Johnny Ventura and Juan Luis Guerra himself broke barriers, as well as other genuine spokesmen of the country’s native rhythm.

Later, bachata took over Europe thanks to Romeo Santos and Juan Luis, as well as Anthony Santos, Frank Reyes, Elvis Martínez, Luis Miguel del Amargue and other bachateros.

These days, El Chaval de la Bachata has been touring since June 10, one of his most successful tours in the European market, with which he has toured Spain, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, among others. He will pause on July 20 to fulfill commitments in the Dominican Republic.

+ The urban

At a time when the press in Spain highlights the presence of great Latin artists such as Juanes, Marc Anthony, Camilo, Sebastian Yatra and Juan Luis Guerra, a litter of young urban music performers has also moved large masses, this time within the “ Reggaeton Beach Festival” (RBF).

This summer the fourth edition of the “Reggaeton Beach Festival (RBF) has as its great Dominican attractions the controversial Tokischa, as one of its main dishes. She is joined by El Alfa, Chimbala, La Ros María and Lírico en la Casa.

The ‘Reggaeton Beach Festival (RBF)’ 2022, began on June 18 and will end on August 8 and is presented for ten days in Spain. In total, more than 450 thousand people are expected to attend.

The event brings together the best-known artists of the genre such as Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Nicky Jam, Juan Magán, Justin Quiles or Feid, among many others.

France, Spain, Holland, Italy and Switzerland are some of the countries where this new generation of reggaeton and dembowseros has found a “gold mine”.

This summer a handful of them are touring these countries, either sharing at a festival or performing together.

Denisse Michelle Tejada is La Perversa, an urban interpreter who has been touring several European countries and their cities with a Latin influence since June 19. Her tour began on June 2 in France and will end on July 19 in Germany.

With his hit “Te de Campana” the urban singer Noel Alexis Garcia, known as Atomic, He said he felt to be “a son of Europe” thanks to the impact that his music has had on the old continent, since his proposal reached international scope.

The Alpha, “The Legend of Dembow World Tours” scheduled a tour of cities such as Granada, Aviles, Seville, Milan, Ibiza, Breda, Benidorm, Zurich, Rome, among others. In fact, on July 16 it will arrive at the Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo directly from Europe.

Even veterans like Poeta Callejero have scheduled presentations in the old continent. He even extended his European tour adding new dates and performances after various requests from the public.

saucers. Dominicans who sing salsa are also popular in Europe. Chiquito Team Band is an example. Similarly, in recent months Alberto María announced that he was going on tour to some countries across the Atlantic. Félix Manuel also recorded some dates this year.