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27 April 2015

Traffic light party

Saturday evening, May 2, it's party time at the Bronffy's bar. Then, guests are invited to appear dressed in the colors green, orange or red. When a guest wears green it means he or she is still without a partner. Therefore available for a fling or a serious relationship. When you wear orange you don't know it yet what to do. Wearing red means you're in a relationship and still in love with your partner. The party starts at 8 and guests who make their appearance before 10 PM receive a free welcome drink on the house. The music will be provided by DJ Pitch en Vivo.
The Bronffy Bar is located right across the Merengue bar in the main street Pedro Clisante of Sosúa.
Semafaro Nightparty
Semafaro Nightparty

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26 April 2015

Mayor donates again ballet clothes

Mayor donates again ballet clothes
Mayor donates again ballet clothes
Recently, ballet teacher Herminia Tice's students received some more new leotards and dance shoes (pointe). It was Mayor Ilana Neumann who donated the ballet outfit. The girls of the ballet school exercise intensive so the dancing shoes suffer a lot. They really were in need of replacement. So this generous gift came in handy. The ballet classes are held in the upper room of the Culture House (Casa de Arte) of Sosúa.

25 April 2015

Victor Belén prepares an animated film

Victor Belén is an artist and has his studio around the corner at the Checkpoint bar in Sosúa. He is an excellent painter and sculptor. But he also spends a lot of time drawing cartoons. They are caricatures to make fun of the behavior of government officials. Many of these cartoons have been published in several national newspapers. In his cartoons stars 'Masango El Taino' a fantasy figure. Masango el Taino is a Taino Indian, so a member of the original inhabitants of the island which have all been massacred by the Spaniards and exotic diseases. Victor uses his Taino figure to criticize humorously the misconduct of the police, lawyers and politicians.
And now he has been commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism to create a short animated film about the life of the Taino Indians. They already have made a recording studio available in Sosúa.
Masango el Taino
Masango el Taino
Victor Belén
Victor Belén
If the short version of the cartoon is successful, a follow-on order for a mini-series about the life of the Taino Indians could be commissioned. This of course with the title 'Masango el Taino. The Ministry of Tourism has made 700,000.00 pesos available for these projects. However, to complete this highly labor-intensive task, at least a million pesos is needed. For each second 15 animated cartoons should be drawn and photographed. For animated films of Walt Disney, for example, teams of several hundred employees and cartoonists work for months to create it. Victor has to do it all alone. For the missing amount of 300,000.00 pesos Victor wants to ask entrepreneurs in Sosúa and mayor Ilana Neumann for support. It will be a great promotion project for Sosúa and the entire community can benefit from it. A Santo Domingo TV station will broadcast the short animated film as well as the miniseries (which can also be seen in Sosúa) in due time.
Fotos and info: Chris Beken.

24 April 2015

Re-election for President Danilo Medina?

After a six-hour meeting of the entire Political Committee of the PLD, the decision was made by a majority of vote to nominate the current President Danilo Medina for another four years of office. Of the 35 voters, 23 voted for this proposal.
Danilo Medina
Danilo Medina
But they have to change the law according to the American system in which a president may govern up to 8 years in a row. The opponents included the former President Leonel Fernández and his wife Margarita Cedeño de Fernaández. During the meeting, a committee was established that this will present a bill in the Senate. The other parties President's candidates have strongly criticized these plans. They will advise the Senate to vote against the proposal. Polls among the people show that Danilo Medina is extremely popular and that 69% of all voters are in favor of a next term of office for the current president.

23 April 2015

Standing ovation for classic evening

Friday, April 17, an evening of classic music (Opera Bolero Bachata) took place in the amphitheater of Casa Marina Reef. Especially the opera performances by Angela Cruz together with the municipal choir under the direction of Manuel Molina, gathered big applause from the large audience. Also Benjamin Vort and Angelez received much praise for their beautiful boleros and bachata's. At the piano sat Cathy Disla Eli who played fantastic.
Opera Bolero Bachata
Opera Bolero Bachata
Opera Bolero Bachata
Opera Bolero Bachata
The audience, including mayor Ilana Neumann and aldermen was very excited and applauded with conviction after every performance. There were, as said many listeners, goosebumps moments, especially in the performance of Angela Cruz with her beautiful opera voice. After the last performance the musical performers were rewarded by the audience with a lengthy standing ovation.
The proceeds of this musical evening will benefit the Singing Horse Foundation. www.facebook.com

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