The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JAZZ FESTIVAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (“FEDUJAZZ”) will celebrate International Jazz Day with free concerts in Cabarete in the afternoon of April 30th, 2015, and a fund-raising event at 6:00 P.M. at The Beach Club Restaurant at Sea Horse Ranch to benefit the music program started by FEDUJAZZ in the community of Cabarete.
The celebration of International Jazz Day on April 30th is endorsed by UNESCO, which is promoting simultaneous events around the world. The events in Cabarete will begin in the afternoon when the students of the “Casa de Arte de Sosúa” String Program and the “Escuela Libre Monte de la Jagua” from Moca will offer free concerts in the neighborhoods of the Callejón de la Loma at 3pm and La Ciénaga at 4pm.
At 6:00 P.M. a fundraising event will be held at The Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch, which will include a jazz concert by the talented Rafaelito Mirabal and “Systema Temperado”. There will be a fashion-show featuring the designs of the famous international designer Geannina Azar, and the models will be mothers from our communities, accompanied by their sons or daughters, under the coordination of the Puerto Plata model Jenny Cabrera. Hors-d’oeuvres from famous Chef Rafael Vásquez will be offered, and an auction of one of the art works of the outstanding visual artist Adolfo Faringthon will be held.Adolfo Farington, together with Geannina Azar, Rafael Vásquez and Jeanny Cabrera, contribute their incredible talent free of charge to this worthwhile event.
FEDUJAZZ is a non-profit foundation established in 2010 whose main objective is to bring about social change through music education of Dominican youth. The FEDUJAZZ music program aims to educate and expose Dominican children ages 7-18 with structured music programs that enhance their overall education and learning, and increase their opportunities in life. FEDUJAZZ has a new space to call home in Cabarete in a rental building which offers classroom and administrative space. Currently there are over fifty students being provided free musical instruction and training, under the instruction of music professor from Santiago, Jefry Casimiro, with program oversight from Santy Rodriguez from Santo Domingo.
Tickets to the fundraiser at Sea Horse Ranch are $100 usd, and all of the funds raised will be used for buying instruments for the FEDUJAZZ music education program. This event is sponsored by Sea Horse Ranch, The Beach Club, UNESCO, International Jazz Day and Casa de Arte de Sosúa. Tickets will be available in the FEDUJAZZ office in Cabarete, as well as the administrative office of Sea Horse Ranch. For more information, please call: 809 571-3880.