Franklyn Hernandez and the Tipican Brothers6/28/2004
2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This powerful group perform the fast-paced merengue music of the
Dominican Republic, led by the fast-fingered accordion playing of
Hernandez. The group also features saxophone, "tambora" drum, bass, and
guiro scraper. Originally from the Dominican Republic, they are now
based in Philadelphia.