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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2017

The program for the 21st Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Ministry of Tourism has been made public. Six nights of free Jazz concerts, culture and arts in Santo Domingo, Santiago, Sosúa, Puerto Plata and Cabarete.
Every evening of the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will be dedicated to a different country and its specific point of view on this music according to Marco Pignataro, Artistic Advisor to the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, and Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Santo Domingo.
Concert dedicated to France
⁃ National Conservatory of Music – Santo Domingo

Featuring Alain Mallet (Dom Rep / France)
⁃ The Paris Conservatory Featuring Riccardo del Fra (France)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Santiago.
Concert dedicated to Argentina
⁃ El Eco with Guillermo Nojechowicz featuring Marco Pignataro, Brian Lynch, Helio Alves, Kim Nazarian & Fernando Huergo (Argentina, Italy, USA)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Sosúa.
Concert dedicated to Israel
⁃ Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic)
⁃ Roni Eytan Quartet (Israel)
⁃ Anat Cohen with the Berklee Global Ambassadors (Israel / USA)

Friday, November 3, 2017 – Puerto Plata.
Concert dedicated to Brazil
⁃ Guy Frómeta Trío (Dominican Republic)
⁃ Trío da Paz (Brazil)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Cabarete.
Concert dedicated to the United States
⁃ Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors (USA)
⁃ Sean Jones (USA)
⁃ Brian Lynch (USA)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Cabarete.
Concert dedicated to Puerto Rico, Italy & Dominican Republic
⁃ William Cepeda (Puerto Rico)
⁃ Marco Pignataro ‘Almas Antiguas Quartet’ (Italy, Puerto Rico)
⁃ Special musical guests to be announced

Source: Sosua News

Aug 29, 2017

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Dominican Music “Festival Presidente” Scheduled for November

Festival organizers announced that the Caribbean and the country’s most important music festival will be held November 3-5, 2017. American pop star Justin Timberlake, Puerto Rican idol Ricky Martin, Colombians J. Balvin, Maluma and Carlos Vives and Dominican great Juan Luis Guerra will participate in the three-day event.  The traditional festival is organized by the country’s famous Presidente beer and the venue will be Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium.

Source: Access DR

Aug 15, 2017

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The DR Golf Travel Exchange Scheduled for September

The fourth annual Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange, dedicated to tour operators who specialize in this sport, will be held from September 10 to 14 at the Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa Hotel, situated in the Cap Cana resort on the country’s easternmost region.

In last year event some 97 representatives from 37 tour operator companies, as well as wholesale agencies and 34 international media outlets participated in the annual golf fair, which is organized by TARGET Marketing Consultants.

The agenda includes specialized seminars, workshops headed by international tour operators and local suppliers.

Organizers have also announced two golf tournaments, the first in the world-famous “Teeth of the Dog” golf course – in the Casa de Campo resort – and another in “Punta Espada,” in Cap Cana.

The United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, England, Russia, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Australia, Mexico and United Arab Emirates have participated in past events.

The DR Golf Travel Exchange is sponsored by Secrets Cap Cana, AM Resorts, Cap Cana, Punta Espada Golf Club and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Republic Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), and the Ministry of Tourism. (

Source: Access DR

Aug 8, 2017

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In October the Popular Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2017

Jazz lovers are excited over the announcement that the 21st annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will be held this year in several Dominican cities, aside from the capital city of Santo Domingo.

The festival will run from October 29 to November 5 and jazz lovers from Santiago – the country’s second largest city – and Sosua, Cabarete and Puerto Plata (on the country’s north coast) will have a chance to enjoy top jazz artists from various nations.

The Festival is organized by the Music Education Foundation of the Jazz Festival of the Dominican Republic (FEDUJAZZ), and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.

Jazz Festival Program:

The Santo Domingo concert will be dedicated to France, and will feature the Paris Conservatory with Riccardo del Fra as the featured artist.

In Santiago, the country’s second largest city, the concert will be dedicated to Argentina, featuring “El Eco,” a well-known Argentinian jazz ensemble. The Dominican counterparts will be jazz artists Edmar Colon & Jonathan Suazo.

Israel will host the concert in Sosua, on the country’s north coast. On November 2, the Roni Eytan Quartet and Anat Cohen, from the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Program, will represent both nations.

In Puerto Plata, the north coast’s most important city, Brazil will be honored with the Brazilian “Trio de Paz” ensemble. From the Dominican Republic, guest artist will be maestro Guy Frometa.

On Saturday, November 4, in the north coast Oceanside village of Cabarete – the windsurf capital of the Caribbean – the concert will be dedicated to the United States.

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, Sean Jones and Brian Lynch will perform the best of the U.S. jazz tradition.

To close the Festival, on November 5 in Cabarete, the concert will be dedicated to Puerto Rico, Italy and the Dominican Republic. Performers will include Wiliam Cepeda and Marco Pignataro from the “Almas Antiguas Quartet” (Italy and Puerto Rico).

Source: Access DR

July 27, 2017

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Cultural Tourism Fair and MICE in Santo Domingo

The capital city of Santo Domingo will host the 21st Annual of MITM Americas, Meetings & Incentive Travel Market and the 7th CULTOURFAIR, to be held from November 14 to 17, as part of the program “Santo Domingo Destino Capital” (“Santo Domingo: Destination Capital City”).

The annual fair is organized by the Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo.

The MITM Americas, Meetings & Incentive Travel Market is an international trade fair which targets the MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), and where the participants are “corporate travel companies” such as international associations, convention and congress organizations, among others.

The CULTOURFAIR Travel Exhibition will also be held in Santo Domingo from November 14-17, 2017. It is the only international fair that specializes in cultural tourism.

Participants include wholesale tour operators, travel agents, organizers of music festivals, gastronomy, religious trips, gastronomic trips, sporting events, opera, concerts and museum tours. Ninety-nine percent of all programmed meetings during the fair are complied with.

Source: Access DR

June 24, 2017

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Puntacana Resorts & Club Will Host PGA Tour 2018 Championship

Puntacana Resorts & Club recently announced that it will host a PGA Tour tournament in its award-winning “Los Corales” championship golf course.

Frank Rainieri, founder and president of the Puntacana Group, announced that the resort’s top golf courses – all designed by world-famous architects – will turn the Punta Cana tourism region into a key golf destination in Latin America.

The tournament will place the Dominican Republic among the top golf destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

By including the CoralesPuntacana Resort & Club golf course in the PGA tour calendar the D.R. will become the third country to host a golf tournament of this top category.

The Dominican Republic currently has 29 golf courses, designed by such world-famous architects as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Pepe Gansedo and Robert Trent Jones.

Source: Access DR

May 30, 2017

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Karaoke Night at Goddess Beach Club, Cabarete

Karaoke Night at Goddess Beach Club, Cabarete

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Karaoke Night every Saturday and Wednesday at Plan B

Karaoke Night every Saturday and Wednesday at Plan B

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