Rubby Perez: Merengue Maestro Will Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With Harlem Concert


Merengue superstar Rubby Perez is performing a concert this Friday, October 6, 2023, at Aaron Davis Hall as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Dominican artist who is known as the “highest voice in merengue” will take the stage at the event which will be produced and emceed by radio host and Latin music historian Nelson Radhames Rodriguez. Perez started his career as a member of Wilfrido Vargas’ Orchestra in the early ’80s but by the end of the decade, he went solo. As a member of Vargas’ organization, his voice was associated with the band’s hits including “Cobarde Cobarde” “Cuando Estés Con Él” and  Volveré.” The artist started to make waves commercially on his own with a catalog that is heavily streamed today thanks to the endurance of some of his signature tunes like “Enamorado De Ella” “Sobreviviré” “Love Her” and more. Those early hits and his music from the 2000s led to him headlining shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.  

“City College Center for the Arts is proud to bring the celebrated talent Rubby Pérez to Harlem for what will be an amazing celebration of merengue and Hispanic culture,” said CCCA Managing Director Gregory Shanck. Concertgoers should wear comfortable shoes as we will be dancing the night away!”

Tickets for the show which starts at 7 p.m. can be purchased at the City College site.