Kinito Méndez: the new merengueros find it difficult to record due to high costs

Contrary to other rhythms, Kinito Méndez maintains that young people who want to dabble in merengue find it difficult to record discs because of the cost of even a single song due to the number of musicians, studies and promotion that is required .

“For a new boy it is difficult to enter now. Before we entered because there were the docks, Juan & Nelson, Karen Record, Kubaney and other record labels that made room for new talents,” he argued .

Then he added: “You have to look for an arranger who is a merengue producer, you have to look for choristers, musicians, pay a recording studio and countless things to be able to produce a merengue, and that takes a cost of about two hundred thousand pesos, that is an obstacle for the new interpreters “.

In statements to the radio program” D`Parranda radio show “, which is broadcast on Dominicana FM,” El hombre merengue “affirmed that recording of a single merengue exceeds 200 thousand pesos, without the cost of marketing and promotion that entails.

The recording implies obtaining a composer, an arranger, gather the musicians and set aside a studio for recording, and the most cumbersome thing for a merenguero is the issue of promotion (payola), which requires an economic investment, he explained.

As a contribution to stimulate the rhythm among the new generations, Kinito promised to record with new talents in a complete production.

In fact, These days he is in the media promoting his new merengue “El blanco y el negro” with Nahia.

+ The political

In other topics, it is no secret to anyone that the interpreter of “Cachamba” He was very close with the past governments of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), however when approached about his relationship with the current government of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) he said he was a friend of all.

“I have never had problems with any politician, I am a friend of all. When Leonel won he was promoted with a theme of mine, Danilo also and Luis Abinader in his first candidacy made his campaign with a meringue of mine too, “commented the so-called Merengue Man.”

Regarding the time of management led by the PRM government described the first year of it as lights and shadows because, according to what he said, Luis Abinader assumed power in a “sui generis” time as a result of the pandemic caused by the spread of Covid – 19.

“It has been a difficult year because the PRM found the country in the middle of a pandemic, so with its lights and shadows Luis must still give time “, he said while ensuring that President Luis Abinader has good intentions.

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