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    Américo Mejía to Hold a Conference on Merengue during Cultural Week in Miami.
    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017

    Ministry of Culture Announces Merengue-Dedicated Long Night of Museums
    Santo Domingo, Wednesday June 28th, 2017

    With a special dedication aimed at highlighting above all Dominican national rhythm and dance, the Ministry of Culture (MINC) announced that on Saturday, July 1st the 2017 Long Night of Museums will celebrate the merengue – Dominican intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO.

    The event, completely free and open to family, is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will go on until 12:00 midnight. The day’s festivities will include an extensive program of workshops, lectures, conferences, discussions, colloquiums, and expositions related to the merengue, its history, and its various manifestations.

    In addition to offering guided visits, there will be a series of artistic presentations by notable merengue dancers in emblematic locations such as the Fortaleza Ozama and the Plaza de España, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

    The day will also include a permanent exposition about the Gallery of Folklore Studies, the Merengue Gallery, and a showcasing of Carnival masks from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight in the headquarters of the Dirección Nacional de Folklore (National Administration of Folklore), located on Calle La Atarazana.

    Among the day’s events is a 5:00 p.m. discussion of the merengue’s designation as UNESCO-recognized intangible cultural heritage, led by folklorist Edis Sánchez at the Alcázar de Colón. Also, in the Casa del Merengue, a discussion on Dominican national rhythm and dance will be held by journalists and researchers Huchi Lora and Rafael Chaljub Mejía.

    From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, the public can enjoy an extensive array of activities taking place at the Centro Cultural de España, Plaza María de Toledo, Dirección Nacional de Folklor, Museo de Familia, Casa de Tostado, Museo de las Casas Reales, Museo Trampolín,  Alcázar de Colón, Capilla de los Remedios, Centro Cultural Banreservas, Fortaleza de Santo Domingo, Parque Duarte, Plaza Reloj del Sol, and the Plaza de España.

    The Ministry of Culture announced that on Saturday, July 8th, the Long Night of Museums will be celebrated for the first time in Puerto Plata, as part of the broader plan to bring this activity to other Dominican provinces.

    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017

    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017

    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017

    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017

     











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