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Lovely Ceremony in NY about Bolero

The INEC Caribbean and Latin American Institute, in collaboration with the Commissioner of Dominican Culture and the Dominican Alliance, organized a ceremony in New York about the Bolero in Caribbean Culture and its Universal Diffusion.

The ceremony took place in the headquarters of the Commissioner of Dominican Culture on November 14, 2008; in attendance were musicologists, researchers, social commentators and directors of cultural institutions.

Panoramic view of those in attendance at the Bolero ceremony held in New York City, November 14, 2008.

The ceremony was hosted by Ms. Dixa D’Oleo, president of the INEC Caribbean and Latin American Institute. Among those who spoke to the audience were writer Darío Tejeda; architect Lidia León, who traveled from the Dominican Republic to attend; the director of the Dominican Alliance (Alianza Dominicana), Mr. Moisés Pérez; and the Commissioner of Dominican Culture in the United States, historian and professor Luis Alvarez.

Following these presentations, a video was shown, and later, participants enjoyed bolero music thanks to the band Los Clarinetes Mágicos, directed by Mr. Enriquillo Tejada, with special appearances by the singers Cinthya Jiménez and Janet Tejada.

Those in attendance enjoyed a toast, courtesy of the INEC, following the musical presentation, and shared their impressions in this joyful setting.

 

Presentation of book and DVD about the Bolero

On October 21, 2010, the INEC Caribbean and Latin American Institute held a ceremony to present and distribute a book and DVD, both entitled, El bolero en la cultural caribbeña y su proyección universal (The Bolero in Caribbean Culture and its Universal Diffusion).

The event was hosted by Ms. Dixa D’Oleo, president of the INEC Caribbean and Latin American Institute; the head table consisted of Mrs. Lidia León, Mr. Darío Tejeda, Professor Benjamin Lapidus, pianist Bullumba Landestoy and saxophonist Juan Colón.

New York City Latino musicians, academicians, and cultural leaders were in attendance.

The ceremony was held in the office of the Commissioner of Dominican Culture in the United States.

Following the formal presentation, the musicians and singers in attendance held a contagious improvised jam session including Latin American songs. Mr. Bullumba Landestoy took the piano and accompanied others on guitar, accordion and other instruments.

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