In order to pay tribute to the musical career of his father Johnny Ventura, his son Jandy presented the album “El Legado del Caballo vol. 1”, which is available on all digital platforms.
This full-length compilation represents a very important event for the one who now has the responsibility of continuing his music, because the fine selection of songs of the legendary artist with more than 65 years of career is part of the hits of the immortal of merengue.
The production consists of 14 songs in collaboration with Gilberto Santa Rosa, Milly Quezada, Jose Alberto El Canario, Manny Cruz, Sergio Vargas, Héctor Acosta, Néstor Torres, Willy García, Alex Bueno, Miriam Cruz, Eddy Herrera, Roberto del Castillo, Alex Matos and Rubby Pérez.
On this Vol. 1 are “Yo soy el merengue”, “La agarradera”, “Merenguero hasta la tambora”, “Llegaron los caballos”, “El carbonero”, “Agonía”, “Dilema”, “Las indias de Baní”, “Cuando tú estás cerca de mí”, “Consígueme eso”, “El chisme”, “La verdad” and “Tititá”.
“Yo Soy El Merengue” was the first promotional track where thanks to technology it was possible to insert Johnny Ventura’s voice in this musical collaboration with his son, which also included an audiovisual material highlighting the Dominicans spirit making us feel that we are all merengue from emblematic places of our country, with the participation of different public figures.
Another track from this EP is playing on the radio : “Matilde Lina” by Colombian composer Leandro Díaz, a Charanga recorded by El Caballo Mayor in 1975 and now with a new version performed by Jandy in collaboration with José Alberto El Canario.
Outstanding musicians such as Janina Rosado, Johnny Chocolate, Pedro Rojas (Pío), Frasier Hernández, Isaías Leclerc, Jaden Sufran Ortiz who is only 12 years old, grandson of the late director of the Combo Show, Pablito Barriga ; as well as other instrumental artists contributed with their experience to the album.
Produced by Jandy Ventura, Henry Jiménez, Antonio González and Julio César Félix, this first volume launches a series of productions that will be released, according to what was announced during a press meeting and and related persons held at Meridian Events Center.
The discography is the preamble to several events based on “El Legado del Caballo”, which will result in shows in various locations in the country and abroad, starting in November of this year.