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Rafael & Energia Dominicana

(Dominican Republic-Canada) 

 

 

 

RAFAEL & ENERGÍA DOMINICANA DEDICATES NEW SINGLE “MI BACHATICA” TO THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL’S  40TH ANNIVERSARY; AND PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 28, 201!
Part of the festivities of Canadian Multiculturalism Day!

 

”He’s the real deal, a true “merenguero” and “bachatero”, 100% proud flag-bearer for Latin Music, especially the sounds and rhythms of his beloved native Dominican Republic. A truly contagious groove.” - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

 June 28, 2019 https://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA/Programmation/Concert/10017

 

Rafael & Energía Dominicana will dedicate his new single «Mi bachatica» to The Montreal International Jazz Festival, 40th Anniversary Edition and in honour of the festivities for Canadian Multiculturalism Day. The Dominican-Canadian singer- songwriter will also debut the single during his festival performance on June 28, 2019 featuring his orchestra Rafael & Energía Dominicana accompanied by Roberto Arenas Jr. and his dancers. «Mi bachatica» is a passionate and danceable bachata and combines elements of cha-cha-cha. The song was produced in the Dominican Republic by Rafael and Edward Segura and features some of the top musicians in the Dominican Republic. The song will be available on all digital platforms.

 

BACKGROUND Rafael & Energía Dominicana: Latin music singer, songwriter and producer Rafael (Wilsikin Medina Arias) is from Bani, Dominican Republic and based in Montreal, Canada. Accompanied by his dynamic orchestra Energía Dominicana, this important figure of the Montreal Latin music scene has appeared in prestigious festivals and made remarkable television appearances, and performed a pan-Canadian tour. Rafael & Energía Dominicana has performed at a variety of festivals and events including The Montreal International Jazz Festival, Les Francos-Canada’s Diversity 150th Anniversary Celebration, Festival International del Merengue de Montreal, Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympics/Paralympics; Le Festival International Nuits D’Afrique, Calgary Expo Latino, Festival Kafé Karamel, Festival International Rythmes de Monde du Saguenay, and more including opening for Latin music superstar Elvis Crespo, Gente de Zona, Aventura, Monchy y Alexandra, Nene La Amenazzy, Grupo Mania and Toño Rosario. In 2018 Rafael performed in the Dominican Republic at the invitation of the Honourable Ambassador of Canada Shauna Hemingway at Canada Day events and did an introductory media tour. His album Enamorarse en la playa is available on the renowned UK based world music label ARC Music and includes 13 of his original Latin tropical compositions including merengue, bachata, salsa, bomba and more! It was produced by Rafael, Kuky Carbuccia, and Pascal Laraque, and with Jesus Alejandro El Niño and Chris Perry. He received the award for “Merengue del año” for his song “Tirando duro” from the Latin Awards Canada.

 

 

 

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The legendary world music label ARC Music based in the United Kingdom presents the album ENAMORARSE EN LA PLAYA by Dominican-Canadian Latin-tropical music artist, merenguero, bachatero, salsero RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA 

Established in 1976 and based in West Sussex, United Kingdom, ARC Music is one of the world’s foremost world music companies. With over 80 distributors globally, ARC Music is renowned for their catalogue of historic recordings, marketing and promotion of world music, and music licences. 

Enamorarse en la playa
(‘Falling in Love at the Beach’)
Rafael & Energía Dominicana
CD # EUCD2715  ARC Music
Genre: Tropical Latin American – Canada/Dominican Republic

ARC MUSIC ALBUM: “ENAMORARSE EN LA PLAYA” SPOTIFY:
https://spoti.fi/31OoUrp 

 

« Montreal-based Rafael Arias with the roots in Dominican Republic greatly impresses on his debut album. With the powerful orchestra Energía Dominicana in the back comes a cool mix of Latin rhythms. The party-fragrant speedy merengue song Tirando Duro shows the road and the beautiful bachata ballad Mar De Lagrimas is another given favorite. Jazz-smashing salsa and the final balada feature Sembrando Amor is lovely. Rafael Arias sings engaging, heavyweight and with great variety of riches Perhaps he can be seen as an answer to Puerto Rico's icon Ricky Martin, but Rafael’s music is for me even more multi-faceted.»  - 4 STARS **** Kenneth Hammargren, VF. Värmlands Folkblad, Sweden

 

 VIDEO CLIP "MARGARITA"
DIRECTED BY VINCENT EGRET

ARC MUSIC and VIVO MUSIQUE present "Margarita" by Rafael & Energia Dominicana, a song in the 'bomba' style, with an infectious groove and roots in the traditions of Puerto Rico. Directed by Vincent Egret, whose clips include the mega-hit "Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar featuring Lucenzo. "Margarita" is from Rafael & Energia Dominicana's debut album Enamorarse en la playa on ARC Music released May 2017. "Margarita" was produced by Rafael, Jesus Alejandro 'El Niño', Pascal Laraque & Kuky Carbuccia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The orchestra Rafael & Energia Dominicana performs at a variety of venues, and festivals including The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The PanAmerican Games, Festival International Nuits d'Afrique and more!

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Bachata « MAR DE LAGRIMAS”
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Words & music by Rafael Wilsikin Medina (SOCAN)
Vivo Musique, ARC Music

 

Début French language single

“BÁILAME ALLONS DANSER”
Il s’agit d’un merengue pop original et contemporain du chanteur québécois d’origine dominicaine!

« Rafael & Energía Dominicana peuvent rivaliser avec les meilleurs du monde entier.» - Alain Brunet, La Presse

Titre : “Báilame allons danser” 4:18
Paroles et musique: Rafael Wilsikin Medina & José Daniel Figueroa Bravo ‘Dany El Pana’(SOCAN)
Publ.: Vivo Musique Internationale/SOCAN
Réalisé par: Rafael, Pascal Laraque, Kuky Carbuccia
Label: Vivo Musique
Dist : Believe Distribution Canada
iTunes :
https://itun.es/ca/ikIegb

Le chanteur, compositeur, interprète et producteur québécois, d'origine dominicaine RAFAEL & ENERGÍA DOMINICANA lancera sa première chanson en français « Bailame allons danser ». Il s’agit d’une création originale merengue pop et contemporain du chanteur. La chanson es t aussi la version française de la merengue en espagnol "Báilame" de Rafael, déjà présenté sur son album Enamorarse en la playa qui comprend 13 compositions originales de Rafael, provenant de différents styles de musique latine, tels que le merengue, bachata, salsa, et la ballade. L'album est réalisé par Rafael, Pascal Laraque et Kuky Carbuccia, et avec Jesus Alejandro El Niño et Chris Perry à Montréal, Québec. Báilame (espagnol) a été #1 pendant 3 semaines à CKXL à Saint-Boniface, Manitoba et avec airplay sur Stingray Latino Tropical, en Europe, Amérique Latine et Canada; et la musique est déjà fréquemment utiliser par des classes de Zumba a Montréal.

 

ORQUESTA RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA LIVE AT CANADA'S 150th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT- LES FRANCOFOLIES MONTRÉAL WITH 25 ARTISTS ON STAGE! 

ALSO PERFORMING DOMINICAN CLASSICS: Interpretation of "Porque eres linda" by Dominican legend Fernando Villalona

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Rafael & Energia Dominicana LIVE:
Saint Rémi, Québec Fiesta des cultures


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OPENING ACT  FOR GENTE DE ZONA MONTREAL CONCERT- OLYMPIA DE MONTRÉAL- JULY 1, 2016

OPENING 1ST PART

LATIN MEGASTAR ELVIS CRESPO

CHICOUTIMI, QUEBEC 

 

OPENING 1ST PART

LATIN MEGASTARS GENTE DE ZONA

MONTREAL, QUEBEC 


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"MERENGUE OF THE YEAR"
"TIRANDO DURO"
PREMIOS LATINOS AWARDS CANADA

 


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 Thank you merci beaucoup :

       

 

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.


Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

 

     

Thank you to the SOCAN Foundation. Merci beaucoup a la Fondation SOCAN.

Thank you, merci beaucoup, muchas gracias to the The Honourable Ambassador Shauna Hemingway, Embassy of Canada to the Dominican Republic.

(Note for the album Enamorarse en la playa: This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.)

 
(Vivo Musique Internationale:
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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