Puerto Plata Provincial Festival
Nine municipalities in the province of Puerto Plata and 200 local institutions are preparing to showcase local culture over the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 November. During the FEPP event more than 60 new arts and crafts will be on sale, there will be bachata dancing contests and a drumming performance featuring Canadian singer and choreographer Sara Renelik and Dominican composer José Duluc, who have collaborated on a show entitled “The Power of The Tambor” that highlights the talents of 15 leading percussionists from the province.
A model of Puerto Plata province is being created in the Central Park in Puerto Plata City for the three-day event.
The event is being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, municipal governments and the Japanese cooperation agency, JICA. They are working towards including the municipalities in the TURISOPP project with the municipalities of Imbert, Luperon, La Isabela, Altamira, Guananico, Villa Isabela, Estero Hondo, Los Hidalgos, Cerro de navas, Sosua, Villa Montellano, Maimon, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Yasica Arriba and Pedro Garcia de Santiago, among others.
The inaugural event takes place on Tuesday, 13 November at 5:30pm at the Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Plata.
See Sara Renelik in this performance in Santiago May 2012
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