The evening will feature the inspired stylings of Enriquillo Tejada y Los Clarinetes Mágicos (Enriquillo Tejada and the Magic Clarinets). Founded in Santiago de los Caballeros in the 1980s, the group’s particular blend of merengue, bolero, Latin jazz, and other genres has universal appeal with a distinctive Dominican flair. Since their beginnings in Santiago, the group has had their music featured on television, in documentaries and films, at community centers, cultural events, fairs, art exhibits, and more. If you are not familiar with their contagious and electrifying music, rest assured: we have a real treat in store for you! Preview their excellent album Via Merengue here, and register for the Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala today!
The Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala celebrates people of Dominican ancestry who have graduated from ANY campus of the City University of New York (CUNY) in ANY given year. This is the only gathering of Dominican alumni in the United States that recognizes the advancement of those who have successfully completed a college degree or higher and who have secured a better future for the Dominican people here in the U.S. as well as in the ancestral land, the Dominican Republic.