Bachata Fest: Andy Andy, Luis Miguel de la Amargue, Kiko Rodriguez, and Alexandra

Saturday, August 14, 2010 3:00 PM

Central Park, New York, NY

Dominican singer Andy Andy has emerged as one of a handful of musicians on the cutting edge of the bachata craze. Andy began his music career as a merenguero before making the switch to the increasingly popular bachata style. With 5 solo chart-topping bachata albums to his credit, Andy Andy has consistently maintained himself on Billboard’s Top Tropical album charts .

Luis Miguel de la Amargue, known as the “King of Bachata” has taken his music worldwide and is one of the most respected artists in the genre. The multi-award winner and recipient of 2009’s “Bachatero of the Year” and “Bachata Song of the Year” is a genre favorite not to be missed.

Bachata star Kiko Rodriguez exhibited an interest in music, first experimenting with percussion instruments around the age of 12 before moving to guitar. With four original albums to his credit including Directo al Corazon, which spawned a number of singles, and an impressive international touring career, Rodriguez is popular throughout the tropical music listening community.

Alexandra is best known as half of the hugely successful, Monchy y Alexandra, who began singing together in 1999. They have been often credited with being instrumental in popularizing bachata music outside of the Dominican Republic. Alexandra is now embarking on a highly anticipated solo career, and is certain not to disappoint.