Joaquin Diaz

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Dominican Republic singer/accordionist Joaquin Diaz plays the perico ripiao form of merengue, which emphasizes very fast and tricky rhythms. He was based in Montreal when his Arhoolie album Merengue Alegre…
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Dominican Republic singer/accordionist Joaquin Diaz plays the perico ripiao form of merengue, which emphasizes very fast and tricky rhythms. He was based in Montreal when his Arhoolie album Merengue Alegre came out in 2002, featuring his playing on both diatonic and chromatic accordion.