Chichí Peralta

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Chichi Peralta
Background information
Birth namePedro René Peralta Soto
Also known asChichi Peralta
Born (1966-07-09) July 9, 1966 (age 55)
OriginSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
GenresMerengue, salsa, Latin pop, son, guaguancó, bachata
Occupation(s)musician, songwriter, composer, record producer
Years active1995–present

Pedro René Peralta Soto (born July 9, 1966), better known as Chichi Peralta, is a Dominican musician, songwriter, composer and producer.

His music is rich in fusion of Latin rhythms with elements of world music. He has combined the son music with jazz, merengue and pop, African rhythms, hip hop, rap, bachata, guaguancó, Brazilian rhythms, plena, salsa, vallenato, cumbia, symphonic textures, Arabic rhythms and exotic instruments from India and Japan, among others.


Chichi Peralta was born on July 9, 1966 in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. His musical career began at the age of four, when he built his first drum.

The first album Peralta released was Trópico Adentro, but it was released independently and only in the Dominican Republic. His first album released internationally was Pa' Otro La'o, on which all the tracks were self-edited and produced. In 2000, he released the album De Vuelta al Barrio, which won the Best Merengue Album at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards and great critical acclaim. In 2005 he released yet another album, Más Que Suficiente, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album at the 2006 Latin Grammys, and also won many other international prizes. In 2007, Peralta was declared the Dominican Republic's goodwill ambassador for his contributions to Dominican culture. In 2009, he released his latest album De Aquel Lao' del Río which was released independently, and features a mixture of Dominican music genres with elements of world music. The album's first single was "Amor Samurai", which is a mix between Dominican bachata and Japanese music.

He has also composed the score of the documentaries Orgullo de Mi Tierra Samaná, Orgullo de Mi Tierra Puerto Plata and Orgullo de Mi Tierra Barahona and Camino a Higüey.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


Pa' Otro La'o
  • Released: July 1, 1997[3]
  • Label: Caiman Music
  • Format: CD, cassette
33 7
De Vuelta al Barrio
  • Released: April 18, 2000[6]
  • Label: Caiman Music
  • Format: CD
Más Que Suficiente 7
De Aquel La'o del Río
  • Released: November 24, 2009[7]
  • Label: 789 Music, Cutucupla-Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
De Que Viene, Viene
  • Released: January 10, 2012[8]
  • Label: 789 Music, Cutucupla-Records
  • Format: CD, digital download


Song Album
Fuego en la esquina
Llegó la hora
Trópico Adentro
Amor Narcótico
La Ciguapa
Limón con sal
Me enamoré
Pa' otro la'o
Sol de Verano
Pa' Otro La'o
Baila venga, Chichi
De Vuelta al Barrio
El beso de Judas
La Morena
Si no te veo
De Vuelta al Barrio
La Zalamera
Más Que Suficiente
Más Que Suficiente
Amor Samurái
La Negra Bella
De Aquel La'o del Río
Con Fe
La Hamaca de Dios
De Que Viene, Viene
De Que Viene, Viene
Inside Japan Inside Japan Documentary
Mi ritmo Zumba
La Pastillita
Te Amaré



  1. ^ Latin Albums for Chichi Peralta
  2. ^ Tropical Albums for Chichi Peralta
  3. ^ "Pa' Otro la 'o by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  4. ^ a b c "Chichi Peralta con nuevo tema titulado "Con Fe"" (in Spanish). November 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "El Gran Rex Colmado Ovacionó a CHICHI PERALTA" (in Spanish). April 19, 2001. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "De Vuelta al Barrio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  7. ^ "De Aquel La'o Del Rio by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  8. ^ "De Que Viene, Viene by Chichi Peralta". iTunes Store. Apple. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  9. ^ *2006 Latin Grammy Nominees and Winners Archived April 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish, English and Portuguese)

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