Oro Solido


Oro Solido

Oro Solido is a New-York based music group, who focus on the musical Genre 'merengue'. Oro Solido has sold several albums, reaching household name status. Their music has even been featured on film as well as being played on tropical music stations since 1995.

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Early Beginnings

Oro Solido was formed by Raul Acosta, who has received the nickname 'El Presidente'. Acosta was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on September 8, 1971. Born into a musical family, at the age of seven, he and his older brothers Iván and Rafael, in addition to local neighborhood kids, started a pre-adolescent music group called "Los Sobrinos Del Rey" a Dominican version of the Jackson 5. With this early experience, Raul was able to develop his musical talent as well as his stage presence. The group went on to perform in two nationally televised shows on the government TV station, channel four, for a show called "Amarillis con los Niños.” At 9 years old, the family relocated to the United States. With no English skills, Raul moved to Jersey City, New Jersey to start his new life. Years later, he moved to Union City where the Hispanic culture was growing stronger.

Upon graduating from high school, Raúl began his studies in music and sound engineering by joining Kennedy's Music World, a local music studio, school and store, Where he met a teacher named Kennedy Cortinas. Kennedy taught him just about everything he knows, and planted the seed of Music in his mind. There he worked retail and operated the music studio as well as helped students in their classes. In 1990, after graduating high school, he held different positions within the Hudson County government.

Rise to Stardom

In 1994, Acosta formed the merengue band Oro Sólido. That same year, he released his self-titled debut album, 'Oro Sólido'.

He coninued to release albums approximately every year after that. With hits like "Ta Cache," "La Tanguita Roja," "Maria se Fue," "El Baile del Beeper," "Una Nalgadita," "La Morena," among others, Oro Sólido, positioned itself as one of the biggest Latin music groups in the world. They have surpassed various barriers when it comes to performing in the Anglo media and having their music played on English-speaking radio stations. Raul Acosta has been nominated for and won numerous awards throughout the years, including Premios Estrella, Premios ACE and Premios Lo Nuestro.

The group has performed regularly on some of Hispanic TV’s most distinguished and popular TV shows. Oro Sólido was also the first merengue band to perform on Fox 5 News New York and The Jerry Lewis Telethon. The group has also performed over 5 times in the renowned Madison Square Garden as well as other famous arenas like the Universal City Amphitheater in Los Angeles, El Zócalo de Mexico, Estadio Modelo de Ecuador, El Monumento in Dominican Republic and the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The group has shared the stage with artists such as 50 cent, LeAnn Rimes, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Fat Joe, Johnny Ventura, Wilfrido Vargas, Tito Puente, El Gran Combo and The Temptations.

Philanthropy

Oro Sólido also does benefit work with different organizations which include World Vision, March of Dimes, The Wheelchair Foundation, Health Plus, Verizon and the City of New York's Commission of Domestic Violence.[citation needed]

Other Markets

Oro Sólido is affiliated to companies such as Supercanal Caribe, a growing Latin cable station in the U.S. and Dominican Republic. The group has also launched their own Oro Sólido Long Distance Phone Card.

Discography

  • Oro Solido (1994)
  • Y Sigue el Cache (1995)
  • Internacional (1996)
  • El Poder de New York (1997)
  • El Presidente del Merengue (1998)
  • 5th Anniversario (1999)
  • Best of the Best (2000)
  • Frente a Frente: Oro Solido Vs. Jossie Esteban Y La Patrulla (2000)
  • Planeta Solido (2001)
  • Simply the Best: Grandes Exitos (2001)
  • Party Time 2001: Part 1 (2001)
  • Todo Exitos de Oro Solido (2002)
  • Todo Exitos de Oro Solido (Platinum Edition) (2004)
  • 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2004)
  • En Vivo (2004)
  • Fantasia Urbana (2008)

and Oro Solido Top 40 CD, (live)(2011)

External links

www.twitter@orosolido Facebook (orosolido)

References


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