The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JAZZ FESTIVAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (“FEDUJAZZ”) celebrated International Jazz Day April 30th, 2015 with two free concerts in Cabarete, and a fund-raising event at Sea Horse Ranch benefiting the FEDUJAZZ music program.
The celebration of International Jazz Day is endorsed by UNESCO, with simultaneous events around the world. The events in Cabarete featured the students of the “Casa de Arte de Sosúa” String Program and the “Escuela Libre Monte de la Jagua” from Moca with free concerts in the neighborhoods of the Callejón de la Loma and La Ciénaga.
FEDUJAZZ is a non-profit foundation affiliated with the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, with the main objective of providing free music education to Dominican youth. The Fedujazz music program aims to educate and expose Dominican children with structured music programs that enhance their overall education and learning, and increase their opportunities in life.
Currently there are over fifty students being provided free musical instruction and training in the new center in Cabarete, under the instruction of music professor from Santiago, Jefry Casimiro, with program oversight from Santy Rodriguez from Santo Domingo.