Although there has been a slight slowdown in the pace of artistic activities due to COVID-19, the public has the opportunity to enjoy some musical proposals, as well as exhibitions.

Urban music

It is weekend The performance stands out, this Friday, of Vakeró “The singer of rappers” at Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo.

“El Malo” is the title of the artist’s concert, the content of which is the result of his admiration for the artists he identifies with since he was a child: “I grew up listening to Héctor Lavoe and one of my favorite albums was the one he recorded with Willy Colón , which was called El Malo, this coincides with the song “Bad” by Michael Jackson “, whom I have also always admired,” he pointed out in a meeting with the press.

He announced that that night he will share the stage with illustrious figures of merengue and bachata, genres that according to his appreciation do not lose stellarity, but on the contrary, they will always be the cultural DNA of the Dominicans.

Vakeró “El Malo” will have limited access, respecting sanitary measures. It is important to note that Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo will only take care of a percentage of its capacity, in order to comply with the provisions of the corresponding authorities and respecting the distancing, in order to safeguard the health of the attendees.

Date: January 14
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
Tickets: Between RD $ 5,000 and RD $ 1,500, on sale at Uepatikets

Exhibitions and cultural agenda

Genesis and trajectory

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Genesis and trajectory, the virtual exhibition of the León Center, available on its website. (External source)

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The Leon Center continues to be at the forefront with its virtual exhibitions. On this occasion, it offers the public a visit through its website https://centroleon.org.do/, of the exhibition Genesis and trajectory. It is a selection of works from the Eduardo León Jiménes Visual Arts Collection. In its discursive aspect, it proposes that the public know and value the cultural features of Dominican society.

Cultural Center of Spain

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The route of the enslaved people in the Cultural Center of Spain (Supplied by the Cultural Center of Spain)

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The institution, located in the Colonial city welcomes this Saturday, January 15, at 10:00 am, the release of the work “Lucrecia Pérez” by the writer Bernarda Jiménez, organized by the office of the Ombudsman, Pablo Ulloa.

At 8:00 pm will be the closing of the exhibition “The route of the enslaved people”, which has organized the Cultural Center of Spain together with Guanguá, a group from Villa Mella. Free entrance until full capacity. During the activity, the musician and researcher Boynayel Mota will speak about pororó phonetics and the musical projects that he develops in that community.

Be urban

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The French embassy in the Dominican Republic and the Quinta Dominicana sponsor the exhibition Being Urban. The activity is open to the public and is exhibited in Quinta Dominicana de la Colonial city. It is a collective anthology on the urban complexities of the artists Raquel Paiewonsky, Limber Vilorio, Elvin Díaz, Ángel Urrely, Rosalba Hernández, Yoel Bordas, José Levy, Wali Vidal and Ching Ling Ho.

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