I saw where a member of the community had recently posted a contribution by El Papá de la Salsa...Frankie Ruiz, which has since been deleted.
While a great singer and songwriter, internationally recognized as one of the best Salseros ever, he was not Dominican.
Yes, agreed, while it is hard to go a few hours without still hearing one of his many songs being played throughout the RD, Frankie Ruiz was actually born in the United States, to Puerto Rican parents.
Paterson, New Jersey to be exact.
Frankie Ruiz battled with personal demons most of his life, and sadly left this stage way too early. El Papá de la Salsa...Frankie Ruiz. DEP.