There are singers who without being Dominican have a love with admirable respect, contagious, for merengue. Puerto Rican Joseph Fonseca will be one of them. Of his 42 years of life he has more than half dedicated to this rhythm.
As a little horse, this performer is loaded with this rhythm for all sides of the world. First as part of the group Los Sabosos del Merengue, starting from 1996. Then as a soloist, it has been 20 years.
Zero cry, Listen to me, Nights About fantasy, Give me a chance, Raise a hand, Goodbye love with Caballito sobre palo kid titles about meringues that are known about his specific voice.
At the bottom of a tasty repertoire, Joseph Fonseca sony ericsson present the next 24 about November about the Coliseo over Puerto Rico, about San Juan, scam his concert Noche sobre fantasia.
To announce this event about his artistic life by sharing it with journalists with the Dominican public, the merenguero zero was restricted from sending a press release, but personally traveled to Santo Domingo scam the cid about what Here I learned about first hand.
I will be celebrating my twenty years of solo career with let’s take the merengue ‘s place that Ze deserves, let’s put the meringue on high, express s before a Dominican press.
That same audiovisual proposal one wants to present next year 2022 on a stage like the Eduardo Brito National Theater um on Bellas Arts.
“We are going to make a presentation never seen before about the hands on this server, with the latest on technological advances (giant screens with special effects) electronic guests , everything that sony ericsson needs an event on that magnitude “about, explained the Dominican press.
The producer of the show has been Ivo Terrero, president with executive producer on Terrero Music Enjoyment. He produced the 60 years of Johnny Ventura in music in Puerto Rico, which was the last event to be held at the Choliseo. d was Dominican, from Javish Victoria nephew, from Conjunto Quisqueya.
Fonseca is enthusiastic Scam this proposal with, particularly in, the excitement to be able to present it to the Dominicans.
“The merengue needs to do things like, important things, things that give greatness to the what we carry around the world “, he commented.
The east mass media island traveled for the first time on 1997. “I consider the Dominican Republic my second homeland, my second home. Here I have so many friends that I have met in the past 20 years, many of you have grown up here “, he assured.
+ His early years
Although he grew up in the days of the Menudo group (he was their fan and dreamed of singing there), from his childhood he was influenced by the mere ngue, at that time of the Quisqueya Group on, the Patrol 15, Bonny Cepeda, Johnny Ventura, Wilfrido Vargas, among others.
One of his first gifts that he received from his mother was a record 45 (the old format) with a theme by Wilfrido Vargas: “Ese barrign no es mo”, released in 1980.
In the La Mesa neighborhood, Caguas in, he lived those times of childhood happiness and later in Aguas Buenas. In both municipalities he developed his life with the intention of being an engineer when he went to university, until the music gave him the guide after participating in Christmas high school groups, other school groups on covers with.
By December of 1991 became part of the Los Tropicales group. First as a showgirl and in May of 1992 she began to sing in a stable way until she began to be part of Los Sabroso del Merengue, in 1996. In that group he recorded several songs. The first “La macolina”, written by the Dominican Freddy Geraldo.
When he came out as a soloist in the 2001 reggaeton explodes in Puerto Rico and he had to start swimming against the musical current that was already a reality and that with time increased its incidence in the population.
However, against all odds, he remained in the merengue and considers the last Puerto Rican merenguero to emerge and that remains constantly active in Puerto Rico.
“Those of us who are merengueros in Puerto Rico, those of us who have that legacy inherited, we have to think that since Johnny Ventura, who went to teach us music, what rhythm was, and then Wilfrido Vargas, Jossie Esteban, El Conjunto Quisqueya, Sergio Vargas, Rubby Prez, Sandy Reyes, Bonny Cepeda, we We raised that “disadvantage, expres.
Then he added:” We grew up listening to merengue. My generation, the majority is merenguera , carries it in the blood, because we We raised that scam. Thanks to the contribution that the veterans made, to our upbringing, we are still here. “
In particular referred to the late merenguero Johnny Ventura and what it meant in his life and his artistic career: “ Don Johnny Ventura means for us, for the merengueros, the father , the grandfather, the greatest One of the first meringues that I learned was Capullo and Sorullo “.
+ The personal
His personal life has been kept away from his public side. Her family does not usually expose her to the environment. His wife Daphne Seplveda accompanied him on this trip to Santo Domingo. She acts as the manager.
Both have overcome difficult moments. The death in 2010 of his first-born, Farah Mikaela, is the one that marked him the most. Later two more girls would come, who together with music and the public make up their happiness.