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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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