They will hold a concert “Alma Negra” for cultural diversity

As part of the activities of the Afro-Dominicanity Fair within the framework of the celebration of Dialogue of Drums: from the Dominican cultural diversity”, the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations System, invite the concert that will be held this Saturday 19 March starting at 8:00 at night on the esplanade of the Museum of Modern Art in the Plaza de la Cultura Juan Pablo Duarte.

The show called “Alma Negra” will put more than 40 people on stage with the aim of promoting and making visible the different artistic expressions, respect for diversity and heritage of Dominican culture.

This festival of cultural diversity will feature artists of the stature of Xiomara Fortuna, Poporó, Gaudy Mercy, Roldan Mármol, Acentoh, Corina, Los Guloyas, Shirley Campbell, Clara Morel, in a concert that seeks to evoke a journey through the ma’ s known from our Caribbean heritage and traditions.

It will also have the participation of Dayme del Toro, Raphaelle Francois, Benny Perez, Eros Herasme and Funtepod, in a night that promises to make visible the different expressions of the Dominican cultural diversity of art, music and dance within the framework of the celebration of the event. International Dialogue of Drums.

Alma Negra is part of the closure of the Afro-Dominican fair, which will take place on the esplanade of the Museum of Modern Art, where from 9:00 in the morning the public will be able to enjoy tastings and animations.

The participation of representatives of the central government, international organizations and civil society is expected for this event. Also, academic representatives, artists and Afro-descendant leaders and activists.

About Dialogue Drums

On behalf of the United Nations System, the Drum Dialogue is promoted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Agency for Refugees in the Dominican Republic (UNHCR), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Dominican National Commission for UNESCO (CNDU). This event is closely linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically to SDG 10 focused on reducing inequalities and ensuring that no one is left behind.

This cultural commitment also contributes to the advancement of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) and will stage conversations and knowledge from music, dance, song and ancestral traditions as key strategies to strengthen the recognition of Afro-Dominicanity, their contributions and imagine more inclusive futures.