Volvió el Merengue, a special concert night celebrating Merengue music and that features iconic musical acts to take place on Friday, Nov. 27 at Hard Rock Live. Dance the night away and enjoy performances by Los Hermanos Rosario, Toño Rosario and Sergio Vargas, singing their hit songs that have shaped Merengue music over the last four decades.
Los Hermanos Rosario is the great Dominican Merengue orchestra, composed by the brothers Rafa, Luis and Tony Rosario. From its beginnings, Los Hermanos Rosario started successfully, making their first international tour in the United States in 1983. With the launch of Otra Vez, Los Hermanos Rosario became the leading popular music orchestra from the Dominican Republic, with songs like: “Rubia de Fuego,” “Ingrata'' and “Mi Tonto Amor.” In 1992, they released the album Insuperable, surpassing all previous work for its excellent quality and the combination of first-rate talent with the contagious rhythm of merengue. Hit songs from the album include: “Brindame una Copa,” “Desde que la Vi,” and “Mil Horas'' which was included in the soundtrack of the movie High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) by Pedro Almodovar. Subsequently, when “Morena Ven” was released, Los Rosario became the first group within the Merengue genre to reach the Billboard Top 10 (achieved previously only by Juan Luis Guerra and 440). The song became a hymn throughout the Hispanic world, consolidating the group as the most sought-after and popular Dominican orchestra abroad.
Toño Rosario is a Grammy-award nominee Merengue musician. As a member of Los Hermanos Rosario, Rosario has been a key figure in popularizing Merengue music, with hits reaching the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. Rosario is the top selling Merengue artist of all time. The three-time Grammy nominee has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Romantic Merengue renditions. Rosario was the first solo merengue act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.
Sergio Vargas began his career as a merengue singer in 1980 when he participated in the Festival de la Voz, a Dominican Republic contest that was sponsored by Santo Domingo television's channel 9. He came in second place at that festival. The year 1991 was a particularly productive year in Vargas' career; he earned one of his multiple Casandra awards after participating in a television special named "Este es mi País" ("This is my Country"). He also received a Casandra in recognition of his popularity outside the Dominican Republic and he sang in front of 20,000 spectators at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of that city's Carnival of Merengue. In 1993, Vargas received a golden album, and he was one of the singers who participated in Miami's famous Calle Ocho Festival.