RAFAEL ENERGÍA DOMINICANA LAUNCHES A PASSIONATE, DANCEABLE & CONTAGIOUS NEW SINGLE “MI BACHATICA” PRODUCED BY EDWARD SEGURA AND FEATURING AN ALL STAR TEAM OF MUSICIANS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
NEW SINGLE “MI BACHATICA” (Vivo Musique)
CHECK OUT RAFAEL’S LAST ALBUM!: “ENAMORARSE EN LA PLAYA” (ARC Music/Naxos)
Vivo Musique is excited to announce the launch of the new single by Dominican-Canadian artistRafael Energía Dominicana, “MI BACHATICA”: a passionate, contagious and danceable song written in the classic Dominican bachata style that combines elements of cha-cha-cha. The song brought Rafael back to his roots in his native country, the Dominican Republic where it was produced by Edward Segura and features some of the top musicians on the island. During the summer of 2019, Rafael & Energía Dominicana debuted the song live and dedicated it to The Montreal International Jazz Festival’s 40th Anniversary Edition in honour of the festivities for Canadian Multiculturalism Day. “MI BACHATICA” is available on all digital platforms and will be part of Rafael & Energía Dominicana’s next album.
Producer: Edward Segura
Rafael Wilsikin Medina Lead vocals
Camilo Bencosme Guitar
Chayanne Diverge Bass
Abel ‘Abelito’ Martinez Bongos
Angel David Paredes Jr. Guira
José Frank Trumpet
Jhom Martinez Coros
Engineer: Edward Segura
Mix: Edward Segura
Master: Raul Mastering
Studio(s): On-Time Studio Segura (Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); Additional vocals with Martin Bennett, Studio Loco (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Executive Producer: Rafael Wilsikin Medina
Graphic Design Art: Relikia Edición
RAFAEL & ENERGÍA DOMINICANA www.rafaelenergia.com
Rafael & Energía Dominicana
Latin music singer, songwriter and producer Rafael Energia Dominicana (Wilsikin Medina Arias) is from Bani, Dominican Republic and based in Montreal, Canada. Accompanied by his dynamic orchestra Energía Dominicana, this important figure of the Montreal Latin music scene has appeared in prestigious festivals and made remarkable television appearances, and performed a pan-Canadian tour. Rafael & Energía Dominicana has performed at a variety of festivals and events including The Montreal International Jazz Festival (2019, 2014), Les Francos-Canada’s Diversity 150th Anniversary Celebration, Festival International del Merengue de Montreal, Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympics/Paralympics; Le Festival International Nuits D’Afrique, Calgary Expo Latino, Festival Kafé Karamel, Festival International Rythmes de Monde du Saguenay, and more including opening for Latin music superstar Elvis Crespo, Gente de Zona, Aventura, Monchy y Alexandra, Nene La Amenazzy, Grupo Mania and Toño Rosario. In 2018 Rafael performed in the Dominican Republic at the invitation of the Honourable Ambassador of Canada Shauna Hemingway at Canada Day events and did an introductory media tour. His album Enamorarse en la playa is available on the renowned UK based world music label ARC Music and includes 13 of his original Latin tropical compositions including merengue, bachata, salsa, bomba and more! It was produced by Rafael, Kuky Carbuccia, and Pascal Laraque, and with Jesus Alejandro El Niño and Chris Perry. He received the award for “Merengue del año” for his song “Tirando duro” from the Latin Awards Canada.