Maridalia Hernández

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Maridalia Hernández (born 1959) is a singer from the Dominican Republic.

Early life and education[edit]

Maridalia Hernández was born in San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic, in 1959. She was fully trained as a lyrical singer, pianist, cellist and music teacher.

Career[edit]

She made her live debut as pop singer in 1981, while participating in a musical called Sonido Para Una Imagen (Sound for an Image).[1] Later she was cast to raving reviews as Maria Magdalena in the Spanish version of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1983, Hernández teamed up with Juan Luis Guerra to assemble the successful bachata-merengue outfit 4:40. Her vocal quality identified the sound of the first years of the well known quartet.

In 1986, she won the Viña del Mar International Song Festival with "Para Quererte," composed by Manuel Tejada and José Antonio Rodríguez.

In 1988 she appeared with pianist Michel Camilo at the Festival de Jazz de Madrid and in 1989 she won third place, with the song "Te ofrezco" in Festival OTI. In 1992. She has also been awarded with the prizes "Aplauso 92" in Miami, and ACE Award 1994, in New York. In addition to her work with Camilo, she appeared with Cuban Jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba in the album "Antiguo" for Blue Note Records.

She currently lives in Santo Domingo and has one daughter, Camila.

Discography[edit]

  • Te Ofrezco (1992)
  • Amorosa (1993)
  • Libre (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Biography: Maridalia Hernandez". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 June 2010.