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Alex Bueno was born in San José De Las Matas in Dominican Republic. When he was a boy he started playing the guitar and sang in public meetings, in school and the church choir. In 1978 Wilfredo Vargas organized the Festival De La Voz where all the youth of the country could participate. When Alex performed he showed he had the talent to succeed with his performance and his powerful voice he won the contest. Gerardo Veras invited Alex to join his orquestra the "Santo Domingo's All Star". His performance stood out as to get the attention of Fernando Villalona and he was invited to join his band. In 1982 Alex Bueno and his friends Andrés De Jesús, Julie Pie, Jhonny Tulanga, Bilomar "La Conga", Manuel "La Guirra", and others, started their own group called Alex Bueno & La Orquesta Liberación. Two years later he went off on his own to peruse his solo act. In 1991 he joined J&N Records and made the album.
"Ternuras" which in 1992 broke all record sales of that time. He combined his singing with a little comedy in his lyrics. In 1998 he made the bachata album "Bachata A Su Tiempo" when bachata was not widely popular. This album was the largest bachata album in USA and took bachata to a place where noone before was able to take it. His second bachata album names "Corazón Duro" out sold the previous album and he won the Premios Lo Nuestro 2000 for Best Traditional Album. After the 2 bachata albums he recorded a romantic music album and a merengue album then another bachata album. He did another bachata album "Pídeme",
Zacarías Ferreira "The Voice of Tenderness" The first Bachata music I ever owned was Zacarias Ferreira. I bought a cassette in the street off of some man. When a Dominican friend saw it he called it "tinka, tinka music", I had never heard it before so I had no idea what he was talking about. I took it back to USA and listened to it with my dictionary trying to understand the lyrics, which didn't work very well. I loved it. So Zacarias Ferreira will always have a special place in my heart. Janette Keys
Zacarias Ferreira - Quiero Que Seas Mi Estrella ( Video Official)
Monchy y Alexandra - Monchy ( Ramon Rijo born September 19, 1977) and Alexandra (Alexandra Cabrera de la Cruz Born October 19, 1978 ),Dominican born and singing together as a group for about five years. They have the ability to keep the authentic Folkloric rhythms of the original romantic bachata and have melded in other rhythmic influences such as Antillean, Rock and Arabian music. Hits include: Yo Sin Ti Y Tu Sin Mi (2004), Dos Locos (2002), Hoja en Blanco (2001).
On September 2008 Monchy announced that the group would be breaking up for resaons unknown to him. Both have continued entertaining us with music.
Monchy & Alexandra - Perdidos
Raulin Rodriguez was born June 16, 1970 in Montecristi, Dominican Republic. He started playing the guitar at a young age but really never had musical training. He thanks his grandfather for giving him the knowledge and desire to peruse his musical talents. He started playing in the group Agrupación de Antony Santos. Then he formed his own group called Raulín Rodríguez, El Cacique del Amargue in which his sister, Casilda Rodriguez, was part of, in 1992.