Dominican Republic http://wunc.org en Joan Soriano http://wunc.org/post/joan-soriano <p></p><p>Joan Soriano's musical career began in the rural Dominican countryside when he made an instrument with a tin can and fishing line. Soon after, he and some of his 15 siblings formed a bachata band, a type of Dominican music they'd been hearing on the radio for years. Soriano left his family at age 13 to pursue a career in music and was eventually christened “The Duke of Bachata.” Today, he continues to perform with his family, traveling internationally to spread bachata to the world. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:18:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Ginny Mueller 8016 at http://wunc.org Joan Soriano