The Sydney Bachata Festival is proud to present the BIGGEST Bachata Concert in Australia. For 2020, we are proud to announce, one of the most prominent names in the Bachata industry today, a singer who has become synonyms with Bachata worldwide!

We will have, all the way from Curaçao, one of the most talented BACHATEROS in the world, EPRHEM J! EPHREM J concert will be on Saturday, 25th of April, 2020

  • Saturday, 25 of April, main night of the event. FULL CONCERT WITH A LIVE BAND (SON VENENO)!



Joel Santos is a singer-songwriter of Dominican nationality, born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic. His inclination for music began when he was an infant. His parents tell him that to get him to sleep, they used a radio next to his crib. He inherited his talent from his maternal family, where several of its members have excelled in music.

In his adolescence he participated in the “Festival of the Voice” Cambita “a Talent Show in his hometown where he won the first place, and after several years Joel Santos received the first place among all the participants. After the contest he received a proposal to work in a group called Horizonte, he also participated in the show at Premios Juventud in Santo Domingo, where he interpreted “Dominicana es mi Patria”. In 2011, he was released as a soloist, with his song “Ayer Pedí”, and received popularity in the Dominican Republic. He received a nomination for “Revelation of the Year” at the Casandra Awards (today Sovereigns) and a participation within the event, in a segment called “I Love Bachata”, in recognition of the songs of that genre, together with Zacarías Ferreira, Kiko Rodríguez and Wason Brazobán. In 2014 he released his first single “Al Diablo” and in 2016 he released his second single “Si Esta Casa Hablara” both produced by Gianko Gómez, a producer of international recognition, a Latin GRAMMY®, Billboard andLo Nuestro Award winner. With his second single “Si Esta Casa Hablara”, it ranked # 1in the Tropical Chart of the prestigious Billboard magazine, and it stayed there for 21 weeks! In 2016, he was presented in several places in the United States among the most prominent was the United Palace of New York and the Infinity Yacht. Santos interpretedthe songs that will be in his new production of his album “Vivencias”.

His fans praise him through his instagram account similar to the “King of the Bachata “Romeo Santos, for his talent.Joel Santos is well known in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean and his music and his popularity has now spread to Europe, the United States and Latin America. His bachata has a romantic feel which envelops the senses. Sydney International Bachata Festival is proud to be bringing Joel Santos to Australia for the first time in 2019 for the Welcome Party on Thursday 25th April and a Full Concert at the festival on Saturday 27th April.