Two new museums coming for Santo Domingo
DR Jazz Festival in Cap Cana
Sergio Vargas and Ramón Orlando in concert
Cristian Castro at the Teatro La Fiesta

Two new museums coming for Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo is without doubt the Caribbean city with the most museums. Now the Ministry of Culture announces two more are being prepared for opening to the general public. These are the Undersea Museum that will display the nation’s undersea salvaged heritage, with artifacts dating from the first expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492. The new museum is dedicated to navigation, maritime commerce and the archaeological discoveries found under the sea in the area around Hispaniola.

The Undersea Museum will be appropriately located at the end of Las Damas Street, in the Atarazanas, that in the 16th century housed the first Customs House in the New World and the first “Casa de Contratación,” the mercantile arm of the Spanish crown that served to channel all goods and services from Spain to its colonies in the Americas.

A second is the Museum of Dominican Music that would be dedicated to promote Dominican music. The set up would be digital, interactive, modern and up to date.

The announcement was made yesterday afternoon by Culture Minister Eduardo Selman, during an interview on the TV program El Despertar on Channel 9, Color Vision.

Minister Selman said that both museums are part of a series of projects initiated by the Ministry of Culture raise the quality of art and culture in the Dominican Republic.

DR Jazz Festival in Cap Cana
Prepare for enjoying excellent jazz music in the setting of the Los Establos equestrian center in Cap Cana, in southern Punta Cana. On Saturday, 25 August 2018, the organizers of the DR Jazz Festival are taking the show to Punta Cana.

The 22nd version of the jazz gathering will happen that evening from 8pm to 11:30pm. The event has the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Cap Cana, Karisma Hotels and Resorts, the US Embassy, Lifestyle and Cristal Oasis.

In this version, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Italian-American saxophonist Marco Pignataro will participate. The main artist will be Terri Lyne Carrington and her quintet, who has already been awarded a Grammy on three occasions, and who will be paying tribute to the late Geri Allen, one of the most important jazz pianists.

Carrington is also a renowned drummer, vocalist, composer and producer, who has played with many of the great exponents of jazz, among them: Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, among others. She is currently a professor at Berklee College of Music and Artistic Director of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.

The musical band, in addition to Carrington, will be integrated by Ingrid Jensen, on the trumpet; Kenny Davis, on bass and Ian Fink, on piano. In addition, the composer and percussionist of electronic music, DJ Val Jeanty, will be participating, who will be in charge of what is described by promoters “as quite an innovative proposal.”DJ Jeanty is a versatile Haitian artist who uses rhythm boxes, samples and turntables to produce music with sculptural and spiritual dimensions.

The closing of the night will be in charge of the accordionist Krency García -El Prodigio- and his special guest will be Dominican jazz musician Sandy Gabriel.

The event is free with donor seats available for those who want to contribute to the development of emerging Dominican musicians.

The schedule is:
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – CapCana, Los Establos
• Berklee Global Jazz Institue & Marco Pignataro
• Terri Lyne Carrington – Quintet “Tribute to Geri Allen”
• Ingrid Jensen
• Kenny Davis
• DJ Val Jeanty
• Ian Fink
• El Prodigio – special guest Sandy Gabriel

Sergio Vargas and Ramón Orlando in concert
Sergio Vargas and Ramón Orlando will be singing their memorable ballads this coming Friday, 24 August 2018 at Lucia 203, on Calle Hostos 203 in the Colonial City. Their concert name says it all: “Boleros 2018”. Tickets are RD$1,500 and are for sale online at Uepa Tickets or at Jumbo, Supermercados Nacional.

Cristian Castro at the Teatro La Fiesta
He is described as one of the top three contemporary Latin artists. Now popular Mexican pop/rock singer Cristian Castro will be performing on Friday, 24 August 2018 at the Teatro La Fiesta of the Hotel Jaragua. The presentation is part of his global Dicen Tour. Castro had not performed in the Dominican Republic since 2012. Doors to the theater open at 8pm, with the show set to start at 10pm. Tickets are for sale online at Uepa Tickets and at Jumbo and Supermercados Nacional ticket sales points.