Joaquin Diaz’s repertoire is a mixture of traditional and original tunes that is characterized by its exhilarating syncopated rhythms. His new fans are introduced to discovered a different aspect of the diatonic accordion showcasing his infectuous vocals. Joaquin Diaz is one of the best of a new breed of traditional merengue artist. Forced to earn a living at the age of nine, he became a musician playing on the streets in Santo Domingo. Still in his teens he performed at the PanAmerican Games in Puerto Rico that led him to play at the presidential home for the then President Joaquin Balaguer. In 1990 Joaquin brought Dominican magic and his accordion wizardry with him in Canada. Now residing in Montreal, he has matured into a consumate artist delighting audiences wherever he goes. Joaquin and his band have become involved in a pretty impressive trajectory. Their participation at various venues and festivals took them to share their tropical energy touring Canada, United States and Europe. A grant was awarded to Diaz by the Canada Council for the Arts to study conjunto music in the city of San Antonio Texas, crossroad of the accordion.