She began her journey from Jarabacoa more than fifteen years ago to lead one of the most important and elitist kitchens in Madrid, El Club Allard. According to her, now it is time to put "her grain of sand" and help Dominican women to receive a professional culinary training.
In the middle of a backdrop of political and social instability, limited to military disobedience that put in game the government of President Joaquin Balaguer, when Dominican society still was alarmed after the murder of journalist Orlando Martinez, in San Francisco de Macoris a baby is born, on February 26, 1975, the singer, producer and actor, Hector Anibal Estrella Pantaleon.
THE PAINTER OF SOUNDS
MASTER OF ALL
Synonymous with music, rhythm and passion that could define Dante, son of a musician who born with the gift of having a powerful ear, he does not had an easy life because at that time music was associated with a bohemian life. Such was the talent of his father, a doctor by profession, when he played the piano could attract people around his house like Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Pediatric consultation. Mothers from different professions and lifestyles take their children and babies to the specialist. All of them have one thing in common: children crying with intensity. It could be hunger, cold, fear or pain, but they all have the same behavior. First-time moms act alarmed and despaired, while the experienced ones already have a consolidated idea in their subconscious: in the absence of oral language, children cry to ask for the care and attention they require from adults. A mechanism that guarantees their survival. Something that already was analyzed by Darwin in his famous Theory of Evolution.
Fusion is nowadays present in the new generation of Dominican musicians and song-writers. They keep faith in such a fusion and the authenticity of local rhythm in every Caribbean beat. Riccie Oriach is a living example. He is an artist with a rock ´n roll soul. Sometimes a bit shy, yet with a particular human sensibility that makes his lyrics be somewhat personal, with an acid and satirical sense of humor. He compiles childhood memories and day-to-day anecdotes. He likes including vibrant tropical and colorful characters mixed up with some bachata, merengue, cumbia, gagá, rock, jazz, metal, guaguancó or zarandunga. All these rhythms invite everyone to dance. Music connects so easily with people. The spectators get hypnotized not only by the rhythms, but also with the good vibes of his bandmates.
The poet Antonio Porpetta says that when the sun goes down, the angels of the sea drag out the drowned ones to nearby beaches to save their lives. With such a lifeguard spirit, the Dominican Marine Rescuers (Auxiliares Navales Dominicanos “AND” as in Spanish) has been around since 2009. Armando D`Alessandro is the head of this organization that works towards the general welfare to look after the unprotected ones, sometimes the sea suddenly put them at risk and that is when the AND comes around to help. It is a 24-hour service that is alert and stay active permanently, according to the records, it has saved around 400 victims since its beginning.
Just drinking a cup of tea, she looks around and shows her smile while hiding her pushy astuteness. Her first impression also hides an intrepid journey full of adventures. She left her job at a law firm in Santo Domingo and decided to live like Indiana Jones for the last 12 years. She holds an undaunted determination and a sense of adventure like those who explored the Pyramids of Egypt, Kathleen Martinez is looking for the tomb of Cleopatra VII. Her perseverance is curse-safe.
At her twenty Gabriela Lenzy excels in the world of fashion. Despite his young age already has a promising career, highlighting among the best top models at the time parading for leading brands worldwide.
We reunited at De Las Américas Airport (DR). He just got back from the US, after singing at the Miss Ohio Latina. Me, saying goodbye to a close friend. Among long conversations and dense catch up, we ended up coming back to our origin. Him, as the interviewee and me as the interviewer, a relentless investigator.
A famous song by Ruben Blades says that “life is full of surprises” and Paola Santana Mateo is a proof of that. This young lady found her first job in the Constitutional Court as lawyer.
Japanese teacher Masaaki Suzuki, conductor, organist and harpsichordist says that Christian faith is needed to play Bach in a profound way.
There are people who do not need presentation because the first name speaks for itself. Have you already read Isabel’s last book?, and it goes without saying that we refer to Isabel Allende. It’s not for nothing, she is the writer who has sold more books written in Spanish language, her works have been translated from Spanish into more than 35 languages and only her first novel has sold more than sixty million copies worldwide.
Henry Graham Greene, British writer, scriptwriter and critic said that there is always a moment in childhood when the door opens and let the future in.
It is said by Héctor Manuel Valdez, a Dominican film director, in his documentary "Republic of Color", Dominican Republic is colored by its landscapes, its coastline, its sun and its sunsets. For this reason, perhaps, in the fashion industry, the great representatives have gathered color and texture in the arrangement of their creations. Designers like Socrates Mckinney or Jose Jhan are examples of this.
There are people whose name is perfectly related to them and, as a plan of fate, they have the mission to go beyond any obstacle. Undoubtedly, Sócrates Mckinney is one of them.
The genius of this artist has become a benchmark of creativity and Dominican everyday life.
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