Alberto "El Canario" is a privileged artist, with
an exceptional voice, with a unique style. He is also a master
improviser. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on
His family became aware of better horizons further from his
country's frontiers and decided to travel with José Alberto to
Puerto Rico when he was just seven years old. In the enchanting
island of Puerto Rico, he joined the Las Antillas Military
Academy where he pursued his musical studies.
His formidable performing abilities were a factor in opening
doors for him and later on, he decided to take residence in New
York City where he began to show the outstanding skills that make
of him a star in tropical music. He became a distinguished figure
in many popular orchestras of the time, earning profound
reverence from the audience troughout the nation.
The experience he accumulated made him a musical leader, and in
1983, he hired a well-known group of musicians and formed the
José Alberto "El Canario" & Su Orquesta; the most
spectacular and danceable group in New York. In 1987, Ralph
Mercado chose José Alberto, to inaugurate the Tropical catalog
of the RMM label. "El Canario" has recorded a dozen
excellent productions (ten of them for RMM). Celia Cruz has chosen him as her colleague on stage and for
years they have become the most perfect and solid combination in
Since then, he has traveled the five continents and today, on
each one of them, "El Canario" is known as a stellar
artist of the Tropical rhythm genre. From the United States to
Patagonia, José has been acclaimed in France, Italy, London,
Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay,
Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The voice and rhythm of José Alberto is present on stages
throughout the continents where people dance and praise his
unmistakable style and enjoy his energetic and contagious music.
His successful recording career includes countless Gold and
Platinum records, and international recognition that just a few
artist can exhibit as an impeccable document of an artistic
- For all of this
- and withouth a doubt
- we could say that
- in José Alberto's
- every album is a hit.
- On every song he reveals
- with every dance his
charme and rhythm,
- on every interpretation
- he gives everything.
Biography courtesy of RMM Records & Video Corp.