International artists are main attractions at “Presidente” Music Festival

Singer Bruno Mars, the Mexican rock group Maná, as well as Reggaeton and Salsa music greats Daddy Yankee, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuel, Calle 13 and Duck Sauce are the international artists that will be featured at the “Festival Presidente 2014” music festival.

The festival is the country’s – and the Caribbean region’s – most important musical event will take place from October 3-5 in Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium.

Local artists also scheduled to participate are popular Merengue and Bachata favorites such as Miriam Cruz, Hector Acosta, Dominican-American Prince Royce, Alex Matos, Sexappeal, Yiyo Sarante, Chiquito Team Band and Anthony Santos.

Pop singer Bruno Mars has sold more than 64 million records and has received Grammy, Billboard and MTV Video Music awards.

Born in Honolulu, this singer-songwriter blends Reggae and Motown sounds to his productions.

The Mexican rock band Maná has won four Grammies, seven Latin Grammys, five MTV Video Latin America Music and nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, just to name a few.

Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rico’s top exponent of Reggaeton music, is considered to be one of the greatest Hispanic singers ever.

He alone took the Reggaeton beat to all corners of the world. In total, he has received 11 Billboard Latin Music and two MTV Video Music Awards.

Puerto Rican Salsa and romantic ballad singer Gilberto Santa Rosa has won numerous national and international awards, including the important Latin Grammy Awards.

Salsa singer Victor Manuel, also known for his romantic ballads, was born in New York City. To date he has produced 19 albums and won received ACE, Your Music and ASCAP awards.

Puerto Rican rock and rap fusion band Calle 13 has received an impressive 19 Grammy and two Grammy Latino Awards.

Duck Sauce is a popular American/Canadian DJ duo.

The “Festival Presidente” is by far one of the Caribbean’s most important popular music events and the Dominican Republic’s number one musical event.

International visitors staying at popular resorts in Punta Cana, La Romana and the Samana Peninsula can join in the celebration, due to the same and modern highways that can bring them into Santo Domingo in just a few hours.

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