For four days the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic will be in full rhythm mode. This will be the place where the XV Jazz Festival will be taking place. From November 9 to 12 jazz musicians from theUnited States, Puerto Rico, Israel, Cuba, Chile and theDominican Republic will present their unique brand of music. The musical venue is situated some 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Plata, the north coast’s largest city.
Special guests will include Ismael Miranda (Puerto Rico); Gem Slide (Cuba); Turtti Druyan (Israel); Jerry Medina and La Banda (Puerto Rico). From the Dominican Republic, participants will include Tes-AT; Xiomara Fortuna and Rando Camasta.
Along with the concerts, visitors will also enjoy art and cultural exhibits; including workshops, lectures, and a series of concerts that will encourage young people to study and develop their artistic talents.
Each year, the DR Jazz Festival invites students from various schools in the Cabarete- Sosua area so that they may participate in musical workshops with internationally renowned musicians.
The festival’s sponsors are: Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, City of Cabarete, Sosua Town Hall, Amhsa Marina Hotels & Resorts, Viva Wyndham Resorts, Coca Cola, Information and Communication Centre (CICOM), Copa Airlines, Ron Brugal, Millennium, Ferreteria Ochoa, Sea Horse Ranch, LAX, Water Geric, Europcar, Tropical Painting, Century 21, Gratereaux Delva & Associates, Club Natalie Simon, Hotel Villa Taina, Hotel Magnificent, Palm Beach Condos, Hotel Tropical Lagoon Novusmare, Pomodoro, Dakine , Mariposa, Great Cabanna, Board of Sosua, L’Agence, ADECA.INC, Dream Project, Bead it!, Velero Beach, La Campagna, and GASKET.