Old-school Dominican bachata star El Cheval set to steam up Whiskey North in Tampa

He predates Romeo Santos, guys.


Before Romeo Santos was a solo sensation there was Linar Espinal. In 1993, the Dominican singer known as “El Chaval de la Bachata” began his career as a teen and released a steady stream of albums all the way through 2007, when he dropped his greatest hits album, Su Mejors Exitos. He brings all that history (plus a 2008 megahit “Donde Estan Esos Amigos”) to this Carrollwood-area nightclub on Friday.

El Chaval. Fr. Aug. 24, 9 p.m. $10-$30. Whiskey North, 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. eventbrite.es

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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