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Dominican Republic has a rich musical history. We believe music is an essential part of the culture that must be nurtured, promoted, and made accessible, especially for children. Rhythm and harmony are deeply rooted in our culture with Merengue, Bachata, Son and it's sub-genres like Perico Ripao, originating in Dominican Republic. Fedujazz is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to expanding musical education for children in the Dominican Republic and we proudly celebrate it.
FEDUJAZZ is a nonprofit organization, established in 2010 and incorporated in order to expand the musical education opportunities and the search for a better future for all children in the Dominican Republic.
FEDUJAZZ is to design, promote and manage the programs, workshops, counseling and music education of Dominican children, using Jazz as the teaching platform.
Cabarete: As of April 2015, Fedujazz currently provides over 150 students ages 7-18 with free music workshops on a regular basis in Cabarete in a permanent facility. Guitar, drums and piano instruction, as well as music education are offered.
Casa de Arte/Sosua
FEDUJAZZ together with the City of Sosua and the enormous effort of Adolfo Faringthon, is currently working to provide music programs to the children of Sosua.
Fedujazz/ICA is currently working to open a chapter of Music Education in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, seeking to expand music access to all Dominican children living in this city, under the commitment and full support from our Honorary President, Mr. Fulgencio Ochoa.
International Jazz Day
Fedujazz celebrated International Jazz Day 2015 with the community by hosting two free concerts in Cabarete. The celebration is endorsed by UNESCO, with simultaneous events held around the world. Events in Cabarete featured the students of the Fedujazz “Casa de Arte de Sosúa” String Program and the “Escuela Libre Monte de la Jagua” from Moca with free concerts in the villages of the Callejón de la Loma and La Ciénaga.
Upcoming: The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate four nights of free concerts, Nov. 5-8, 2015, in the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.