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On Wednesday 30th of July, La Romana celebrated the opening of the new cultural center, Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima.
The official inauguration took place at 11am of the Wednesday morning, and that same evening the Casa de Campo and La Romana communities were invited to join the celebration with a magnificent inauguration concert – the first of many more to come!
The grand celebration hosted by the Dominican Ministry of Culture opened with the Coro Koribe (Koribe choir) and continued with a magical performance by the Ballet Folklórico “René Carrasco” of La Romana directed by Celeste Cruz.
Coro Koribe (Koribe choir)
This majestic evening ended with a show-stopping performance by the “Ensamble de percusión del Teatro Orquestal Dominicano”. This group, a percussion orchestra, was made up entirely of youngsters with disabilities and special needs, and the resulting show was incredible.
Click here to read more about the Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima and our coverage of the inauguration led by the Dominican Minister of Culture, Jose Antonio Rodríguez.
Ballet Folklórico “René Carrasco” of La Romana
Currently on display in the rooms of the Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima are two remarkable exhibits; “La Romana, historia de un pueblo” (the history of La Romana) curated by Ana Maria Conde, and “Expresiones de Reclusion” (expressions of seclusion), a photography exhibit by Alfredo Esteban depicting the desolate reality of the former La Fortaleza prison. Both exhibits so powerful, you have to go see them, and both are open until October 30th.
“Ensamble de percusión del Teatro Orquestal Dominicano”
Click here to read about “The growth of tourism in La Romana”, an article contributed by Luisa Maria Ortiz, provincial director of La Romana for the Ministry of Culture.
The following collection of photos were taken during the inaugural concert for the Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima: