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*UPDATE: New Date!* La Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima celebrates music and art this month!

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UPDATE: Due to the rain Jazzason’s performance on Friday, August 26th was postponed and moved to THIS Friday September 2nd, mark your calendars and don’t miss it!

Last week on Friday August 12th, La Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima presented the exhibition “Matices Musicales” by Luisa María Ortiz. That same night, they had a jazz presentation, “Jazz en la Aldea” with the group Jazzason directed by July Monte, along with fellow musicians Angelito Pilier, Carlitín Wilson, Jonathan Drum, Rigoberto Mercedes and Luisa María (mentioned above). This is all in part of the various activities they have planned throughout the month of August to commemorate La Romana’s Patronales festivities.

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Matices Musicales by Luisa Maria Ortiz

The La Romana Patronales Festivities are held during the last week of August, and due to this, La Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima joins Fundación Bomana, el Ministerio de Cultura and the Central Romana Corporation in hosting several activities. The beautiful exhibition, “Matices Musicales” is by Luisa María Ortiz, former student of the Altos de Chavón School of Design and Founder and President of Fundación Bomana, whose mission is to promote greater integration of historical and cultural values within its community and environment. They have various workshops and activities intended to aid the development of La Romana. The exhibition was presented by the Director of La Aldea Cultural, Jenny Polanco after which “Jazz en la Aldea” took place. Luisa sang and presented the members of Jazzason, July Monte, Angelito Pilier, Carlitín Wilson, Rigoberto Mercedes and Adalberto Johnson with certificates of recognition of their excellent contribution to the spread of Jazz music in La Romana.

Today, they continue their activities presenting the most recent exhibition, “Presencia de Mi” by the artist Ronny de la Cruz, graduate of Fine Arts in the Altos de Chavón School of Design. It will open tonight at 7pm and will run through September 5th. Plus, they will include another musical accompaniment, “Voces de Bomana” tonight. On Friday August 26th September 2nd, the Jazz presentation by Jazzason will play again at 7pm for those who love jazz and couldn’t make it before. See the video from last week below, shared on Jazzason’s Facebook page:

It is always wonderful to have devoted community members celebrating and preserving our culture. Let’s support the work the Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima, Fundacíon Bomana, Ministerio de Cultura and the Central Romana Corporation is doing in La Romana by attending their activities all throughout this month! Stay tuned for more information about this year’s La Romana Patronales festivities.

“Matices Musicales” by Luisa María Ortiz:

“Presencia de Mi” by Rhonny de la Cruz:

“Jazz en la Aldea” with Jazzason by July Monte featuring Luisa Maria Ortiz.

When: Friday, August 26th September 2nd

Where: La Aldea Cutural Santa Rosa de Lima

The Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima is on the left immediately as you cross the bridge over the Salao river entering La Romana. It is a white building which looks a little like a fortress (hence the former name – La Fortaleza). To get to it you need to be on the side of the road heading back out of La Romana, before crossing the bridge you turn right and cross over the railway tracks.

Time: 8pm

What:  Jazz presentation by Jazzason with July Monte along with fellow musicians Angelito Pilier, Carlitín Wilson, Jonathan Drum, Rigoberto Mercedes and Luisa María

“Presencia de Mi” by Rhonny de la Cruz and “Voces de Bomana”

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When: TODAY, August 12th

Where: La Aldea Cutural Santa Rosa de Lima

The Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima is on the left immediately as you cross the bridge over the Salao river entering La Romana. It is a white building which looks a little like a fortress (hence the former name – La Fortaleza). To get to it you need to be on the side of the road heading back out of La Romana, before crossing the bridge you turn right and cross over the railway tracks.

Time: 7pm

What:  Exhibition “Presencia de Mi” of the artist Ronny de la Cruz and presentation, “Voces de Bomana”

The growth of tourism in La Romana by Luisa María Ortíz
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With decree No. 230 with effect from January 1st, 1852; the port of La Romana, then called “Muelle de la Cueva” (port of the cave) was opened for the first time. Given the strategic worth of La Romana and the fast growth of their commercial activities, thanks to the Muelle de la Cueva, in 1901 the government destined funds for the development of the city, dedicating 30% of income to customs to encourage immigration. Continue reading here.

La Romana celebrates its Fiestas Patronales!
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La Romana, also known as “The Flower of the East” (La Flor del Este), has always been characterized as being a vibrant town, with friendly, welcoming people, but above all La Romana is also very religious and cultural, which is why every year from the 22nd to the 30th of August, this city celebrates the fiestas patronales in honor of its patroness saint “Santa Rosa de Lima.” Continue reading here. 

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