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On January 7th, the Casa de Campo community attended a concert by the Dominican musical group Retro Jazz as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater.
The band, led by Pengbian Sang, began their performance at 9 pm with the song “Ojala que llueva café”, an iconic merengue song by Juan Luis Guerra mixed with jazz. This song set the tone for a great repertoire of popular hits, performed with a unique twist.
Nairoby Duarte, the vocalist of Retro Jazz, took the stage with her beautiful voice and performed the song “Derroche,” made famous by Ana Belén in the early 90s.
Retro Jazz continued their performance with songs like “Pena,” “Perdidos,” “Búscame,” and “Tú me haces falta,” among others, with a different style from the original but with the same or higher quality musically and interpretatively. “Para quererte,” “Dónde e’ que e’,” “Mensaje (Arroyito cristalino),” “Devórame otra vez,” “Hasta que me olvides,” “Dile,” and “Anacaona,” written by the band’s percussionist Edgar Molina, captivated the audience and enthused them with the fusion of merengue, jazz, and funk in these songs.
Talented flamenco singer, Concha Buika, was also among the audience, and couldn’t go unnoticed. Pengbian Sang commented, “It is an honor and a great pleasure to have had our admired and beloved Concha Buika in the audience of our concert in Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo.”
The concert was performed with great quality, which elicited continuous applause from the audience. It was an incredible night of great music, with excellent arrangements and interpretation, a perfect way to continue the celebration of 40 years of the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater!
Below is a gallery of photos taken by Mairobi Herrera on January 7th during the Retro Jazz concert at Altos de Chavón: