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Information updated December 2009


February 23, 2010
  • Master of the Ocean 2010
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Bonao & Santiago Carnival
  • Carnival in the East
Master of the Ocean 2010
The largest water sport event in the Dominican Republic, Master of the Ocean, once again takes front stage on the shores of Cabarete from 24-28 February. Now in its eighth year, Master of the Ocean 2010 will showcase more than 80 national and international athletes competing in surf, kitesurf and windsurf. Although there is a winner crowned in each category, only a select few aspire to be "Master of the Ocean", by accumulating sufficient points in all three disciplines.
This year, a new category will also be added to Master of the Ocean 2010: Stand up paddle board; an emerging water sport that has gained popularity in recent years.
Just as in years past, onlookers can enjoy the competition coupled with the sounds of the "Independence Ocean Sound Festival", showcasing live performances by DJ's as well as rock and fusion groups.
For more information and for event schedules visit http://masteroftheocean.com/
National Symphony Orchestra
In this year that Santo Domingo holds the title of American Capital of Culture, the National Symphony Orchestra presents "Garrick" on Wednesday, 24 February, the concert with which Dante Cucurullo won the National Music Award in 2009. Also in the program that evening is the Trumpet Concerto by Joseph Haydn, one of his best-known works, and Symphony No. 2 In C Major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann. The Symphony plays at the Carlos Piantini hall of the National Theater. Tickets are available at the box office. Tel 809 687-3191.
Bonao & Santiago Carnival
This month, the Cibao region is where the action is with carnival celebrations in Bonao, La Vega and Santiago on Sundays. This year carnival is extra elaborate, with beer companies Presidente and Brahma competing for the best carnivals. Brazilian company Brahma beer has taken over the La Vega Carnival while local beer company Presidente has boosted its sponsorship of the Bonao and Santiago carnivals. The schedule for live entertainment outside the carnival parades is:
Wed, 24 Feb. Omega will be performing at the Parque de Bonao.
Fri, 26 Feb. Merengue star Eddy Herrera will be at the Bonao Carnival with a performance at the Bonao park.
Sun, 28 Feb. Merengue music at Bonao Carnival with Julian Oro Duro, Rafelys and Pochy at the Bonao Park.
Sun, 28 Feb. Sergio Vargas closes Santiago carnival with El Prodigio.
Carnival moves to Santo Domingo for the Malecon parade of carnival characters from all over the DR on Sunday, 7 March and then on 14 March, Fernando Villalona will be at the Bonao Carnival along with Los Potros and Miriam Cruz on stage at the Bonao Park.
Carnival in the East
La Romana is also celebrating its carnival in February. The Festival de La Romana is organized by the president of the Casa de la Cultura in La Romana, Ricardo Bello. The event is scheduled for the week of 21 to 28 February. The carnival's identity is represented by the "Buey Cojuelo" characters.
And then on 20 March, Punta Cana Carnival 2010 takes off at Punta Cana Village.
More than a thousand "diablos conjuelos" from all over the country will parade along November 1st Avenue in their traditional costumes for the enjoyment of the locals as well as the thousands of tourists visiting the area. At the end of the parade, the party gets going to the rhythm of merengue.
For more on upcoming events, see http://www.dr1.com/calendar

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