‘A smile for the tourists’ concert, Sosua
Sunday afternoon, at about 4 PM, six well-known bands performed by the beach at Parque Mirador in Sosúa. The artists were El Poeta Callejero, Julián Oro Duro, La Escuela Nueva, San Villano, el Sujeto and Mozart La Para. As early as at 2 PM people arrived at the Calle Sin Salida where police and military searched the music lovers extensively for weapons and drugs. At about 4 PM it started off. The artists played their well-known melodies and lyrics and brought the large and very enthusiastic audience in ecstasy. The party went on until 8 o’clock, when, during the last performing artist a heavy rainstorm broke out and the event came to an end. Everyone went home without an incident. According to police, at least 1,500 young people came down to the party on the beach.
There had been a word-of-mouth promotion for the concert because there was no other advertisement in the village for the concert. The music festival was part of 42 concerts up-coming, organized by the Ministry of Tourism.
With this concert series called ‘A smile for the tourists’ (Una Sonrisa para los Turistas) for which 120 artists are contracted, the Minister Francisco Javier Garcia wants to boost tourism. Although all the local young people loved the music Sunday afternoon, however, we saw very few tourists. If the minister wants to boost tourism he should at least make some promotion in advance. Furthermore, a program should be offered that does interest the tourists.
Source: Sosua News
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