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Students celebrate a year of music education with the 2018 FEDUJAZZ End of Year Concert

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View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger   Students celebrate a year of music education with the 2018 FEDUJAZZ End of Year Concert   On Saturday, 15 December 2018, the students of FEDUJAZZ, together with their teachers, performed a celebratory concert to share the fruits of their hard work over the trimester. The enthusiastic audience was made up of families, volunteers, community supporters, and the FEDUJAZZ Executive Board. The...
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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival GRAMMY-Award winning performers empower local youth through music

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FEDUJAZZ is the educational foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which offers free music education to young people in the Dominican Republic. There are currently a hundred students at the center of the foundation in Cabarete and hundreds more from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic that also attend educational music workshops with the renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival. This year’s festival included eight free music education workshops in five Dominican cities. More than 1,000 children...
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Harpist Edmar Castañeda leads first Fall 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival music workshop

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Harpist Edmar Castañeda leads first Fall 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival music workshop Before wowing a crowd of jazz lovers later that evening, Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda led a free music workshop in the auditorium of Centro León in Santiago, Dominican Republic, the morning of 26 October, 2018. About 200 children from different educational institutions participated in this wonderful workshop exploring the rhythm of the joropo, a traditional genre of music and dance from Venezuela and Colombia. This event was…

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Interview with Rodolfo Morales, FEDUJAZZ piano teacher

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When did you first start learning music? I started to learn music when I was 11 years old. I actually begged my mom to go to piano lessons and she gave in, so she sent me to this teacher in Sosua. I didn’t last too much with him, just a few classes and then I had a few other teachers for private lessons, like two or three. Then in 2005 I went to Santiago to a place called Instituta de…

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FEDUJAZZ Students Shine at POP Marketplace 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Students Shine at POP Marketplace 2018 FEDUJAZZ students, supported by their teachers and a special guest, performed both jazz classics and new songs at the Discover Puerto Plata Marketplace yesterday, 4 October 2018. "Performance opportunities are an important part of a student's musical training," says FEDUJAZZ voice teacher Shaudi Bianca Vahdat. "The best way to learn how to perform and use your music to connect with an audience is by doing it. Through opportunities like this, students learn to...
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