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Ventura, Johnny

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Personal name headingVentura, Johnny
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Variant(s)Ventura Soriano, Juan de Dios
Soriano, Juan de Dios Ventura
Dios Ventura Soriano, Juan de
Dios, Juan de
LocatedSanto Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Birth date1940-03-08
Death date2021-07-28
Place of birthSanto Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Place of deathSantiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)
AffiliationJohnny Ventura y su Combo-Show Band (Musical group) El Club de Los Monos (Organization)
Profession or occupationMerengue musicians Politicians Mayors
Found inJohnny Ventura, p1987.
Un poco de mí, 1988: t.p. (Johnny Ventura) t.p. verso (in CIP data: Ventura Soriano, Juan de Dios, 1940-) p. 8, etc. (under photo: Juan de Dios)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 07, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ventura, Johnny; Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano; merengue musician, political figure, political activist; born 1940 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; criticized the country's political system and its denial of an African heritage; formed Johnny Ventura y su Combo-Show band and became a model for other merengueros (1964); allied with nationalist party during the civil war (1965); created El Club de Los Monos (The Monkeys' Club); was elected congressman, was appointed deputy mayor and elected mayor of Santo Domingo)
New York Times WWW site, July 29, 2021, accessed August 3, 2021 (Johnny Ventura; b. March 8, 1940; d. July 28, 2021, Santiago, Dominican Republic)