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August 20, 2013
  • Asonahores trade show set for Punta Cana
  • 10k run in Bayahibe
  • Taste Santo Domingo at Sambil
  • Santo Domingo 2013, Destination Capital City
  • Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Asonahores trade show set for Punta Cana
The National Hotels and Tourism Association, Asonahores has announced that its annual travel industry trade show will take place from 18-20 September this year at the Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center in Punta Cana. Now in its 27th year, the event will be dedicated to the Banco Popular that has financed US$625 million in tourism projects in the country, more than any other bank.
10k run in Bayahibe
The La Romana Bayahibe hotel association and the regional tourism cluster are organizing the 10K Bayahibe run for this coming Saturday, 28 September. Registration is RD$500 and the run starts at 5pm. For details, contact [email protected] or call 829 520-7391.
Taste Santo Domingo at Sambil
Now in its fifth year, this year's Taste Santo Domingo event will be held at the Sambil Mall in Santo Domingo on 3, 4, 5 and 6 October. The gastronomic festival includes culinary talks, exhibition of products, a gastronomy forum, workshops and the Grand Tasting. Learn about cooking from Xabier Gutierrez from the famous Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain and attend a master class by famous pastry chef Osvaldo Gross from Argentina. This year there will be a screening of gastronomy-related films as well as a section on the Best Restaurants, with Restaurante Biko of Mexico and its creator Chef Mikel Alonso sharing his experience.
General admission is RD$1,000 or US$25 when purchased before 21 September. Regular admission is RD$2,000. For more information, call 809 533-0111
Santo Domingo 2013, Destination Capital City
Santo Domingo 2013, Destination Capital City will take place at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino on 14 and 15 October. Buyers from all around the world will be attending talks and meetings focused on the capital city's diversity and versatility. The program also includes a gastronomical festival and a tour of bars and restaurants of the Colonial City.
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Latin jazz at its best, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, now in its 17th year, will be held in Puerto Plata from Thursday, 31 October to Sunday, 3 November. The first performances by jazz musicians are scheduled for Thursday, 31 October at the Parque Independencia in Puerto Plata. On Friday, on 1 November, there will be a concert at the Casa Marina Beach Resort amphitheater, Sosua and then on Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 November, it's time for the action at Cabarete Beach.
This year's program includes Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Rufus Reid and Bernie Williams. For the first time, merengue legend Johnny Ventura and first lady of merengue Milly Quezada bring their La Gallera show directed by Jochy Sanchez to DR Jazz Festival audiences, with emblematic Dominican merengue accompanied by four leading saxophonists.
This year, scenery is once again by Adolfo Faringthon of Puerto Plata.
The event is being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.
The Festival has been running since 1992 and is the island's oldest and leading music festival. Guests have included great musicians like Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nestor Torres, Ramon Vazquez, Stanley Jordan, Chucho Valdez, Chichi Peralta, Sandy Gabriel, Marco Pignataro, Matt Marvuglio, Danilo Perez, Antonio Sanchez and Claudia Acuna.
Throughout the event, the Fedujazz foundation contributes to the musical education of young people in the area, organizing workshops and clinics for children from the neighboring barrios as well as specialized workshops for musicians. All the musicians playing in the DR Jazz Festival will be giving free workshops aimed at encouraging the musical and cultural development of hundreds of young people who attend the event.

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