Merengueros on the warpath and the Latin Music Tour 2022

The Latin Music Tour in its 21st edition is one of the best established cultural tourism products with the best economic and artistic results.

A few months ago, a group of young millenials discovered the cultural industries with adolescent candor and dedicated a congress to them that even brought an expert who did not know that before it was called that, in the 80’s, it was called the economy of culture.

Since they really know little about the subject, they did not invite Fernando Quezada, president of Quepe tour to explain how he has quietly made his event last for 21 editions.

The Latin Music Tour is an annual event that moves thousands of people from all over the Dominican Republic and other countries. It has served to dimension names, rhythms and genres throughout its history. To deny it would be a mistake.

This year, this classic event, which has become a gold standard for tourism, will take place from August 11 to 14, again at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, with merengue, salsa, ballad, bachata and urban music.

Salsa will be represented by José Alberto El Canario, Grupo Niche, Raulín Rosendo and Tony Vega. The bachata will be only El Chaval, very catchy right now. Ballads will be sung by Wason Brazobán and urban will be Cosculluela, Rochy RD, El Mayor Clásico, Chimbala and El Cherry.

Merengue will be represented by Fernando Villalona, Los Hermanos Rosario, Miriam Cruz and Jandy Ventura.

In response to a question, and after highly valuing salsa and declaring that urban music is a reality, Fernando Villalona drew his sword, “I don’t want this tribute to be given to merengue because it needs it. No, no, no, no, no! We don’t need anything. Merengue is, as it has always been, in first place. Do you dare say otherwise?”

The country’s most yearned-for performer continued, “Anyway I thank you Fernando, for giving that little warmth to merengue. Even though it doesn’t need it. But we feel good.

In response to another question, Jandy Ventura assured that he is of the opinion that “merengue has to be taken out of the discotheques a little bit. We are going to size it up.

Villalona added: “Many people say that (the pandemic) has affected us a lot, but I say it has helped us. Because I’m charging three times what I was charging before”.

Later Johnny Ventura’s own son, in response to a question from El Cari be, related to the desire for unity that is highlighted among the merengueros, after the death of El Caballo and the possibility of undertaking projects together to help that dimension to which he himself referred, commented on the album he is currently producing “where all these artists who are here, are collaborating with me on songs by Johnny Ventura sung by me. We are re-recording them and it is possible that on that ranking that day 11, we will be singing them. So that’s cooking…. God willing it will be before May and we will be able to do something on the Latin Music Tour.

How to purchase tickets and tour packages

Tickets to experience the three spectacular nights and four exciting days are on sale in the Punta Cana area, Uepa Tickest, Supermercados Nacional, Quepe Tours and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana box office.

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