Manuel Jimenez

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Dominican singer/songwriter Manuel Jiménez (born Manuel de Jesus Jiménez Ortega) began attending guitar and flute classes in 1977, making his live debut in 1985. Introduced as "El Niño de la Bachata,"…
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Dominican singer/songwriter Manuel Jiménez (born Manuel de Jesus Jiménez Ortega) began attending guitar and flute classes in 1977, making his live debut in 1985. Introduced as "El Niño de la Bachata," in reference to the Dominican folk style, Manuel Jiménez recorded La Morena, an album internationally released in 1998 featuring ten songs composed by himself.

In the early '90s, the tropical artist earned local awards as best singer and composer.