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 Spring News 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Celebrates International Jazz Day 2018 with “Colors of Jazz” The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Educational Foundation, better known as Fedujazz, continued its annual celebration of the International Day of Jazz in the scenic beachfront town of Cabarete, in the Puerto Plata province. International Jazz Day has been officially recognized by UNESCO with concerts and festivities celebrated worldwide. The theme “Colors of Jazz” coincides with the art project that took place at Fedujazz throughout the day, where students and their…

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FEDUJAZZ Winter News 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary FEDUJAZZ, established in 2015, is a non-profit foundation that provides free music education for the youth of the Dominican Republic. A proud partner of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which is now in its 22nd year, this collaboration provides a high-quality music education program with prominent musicians, including Latin Grammy and Grammy Award-winning artists, along with classes held year-round with local professors. Celebrate our students and show your support today! Winter Session Began January 15,…

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FEDUJAZZ Fall News 2017

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FEDUJAZZ Workshops & Dominican Republic Jazz Festival The 21st Dominican Republic Jazz Festival successfully concluded a vibrant five-city concert tour of the island with acclaimed, international artists, beginning October 29 in Santo Domingo, and from Nov. 1 – Nov. 5, 2017 in Santiago, Sosua, Puerto Plata and Cabarete. FEDUJAZZ, the educational foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, organized free music workshops for young people in the Dominican Republic. GRAMMY Award Winning Musicians visit FEDUJAZZ for Workshops Over one hundred…

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