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The Caribbean jazz ensemble BwaKoré of Martinique will perform a free concert Saturday, October 11th at 7:30pm at the Parque Mirador in Sosua, Dominican Republic. This live music event is presented by the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival’s Foundation (Fedujazz), Sosua City Council, the French Embassy of the Dominican Republic,  Alianza Francesa and Martinique Region.

BwaKoré band members include Claude Césaire, Alwin Lowenski, José Marie-Rose, Max Télèphe and José Zébina. The members of BwaKoré bring their own influence and experience to the music, and there’s no doubt about the roots of the music: Caribbean!

BwaKoré has maintained their cultural island identity as they blend the improvisational spirit of jazz and textural trimmings of world music, with indigenous marzuka, Creole waltz and salsa beats. It is exceptional, progressive music rooted in French/World music culture.

In addition to the concert, BwaKoré will offer music workshops at the Casa de Arte in Sosua for children in the Strings program, in conjunction with FEDUJAZZ and Sosua City Council. The general public is welcome to attend.

Event Details-

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Parque Mirador Sosua – in front of Playa Alicia, next to Waterfront Restaurant. Seating is available, first come-first served.

A bus will depart from the Alianza Francesa in Santiago, Dominican Republic for the event, please call 809.582.4998 to reserve a space.

The presentation of BwaKoré is an opening event for the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which will celebrate its 18th year (Nov 6 – 9, 2014) with four nights of concerts in the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.  Presented by the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, with sponsors such as JetBlue, Ron Macorix, United States Embassy, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Sea Horse Ranch Luxury Resort, Ultravioleta, Millennium Resort & Spa, Casa Linda, The Municipality of Sosua and Cibao Recycling, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is known for its legendary performers and seaside locale with its mix of Tropical climate, Caribbean culture and a Latin take on the international jazz scene.