Music CD Acquisitions

President of Fundación Refidomsa Félix (Felucho) Jiménez donates unique Dominican music collection to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library

Chief Librarian Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to thank Mr. Félix (Felucho) Jiménez for his generous music collection donation to our CUNY DSI Library. We would like to acknowledge CUNY DSI Director and Sociology Professor Dr. Ramona Hernández for her continuous support to the library.

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From left to right: Dr. Ramona Hernandez (CUNY DSI Director), Felucho Jimenez (Refidomsa President), and Dr. Andy Rich (CCNY School of Colin Powell Dean)

This important donation includes a Dominican music anthology conceived and compiled by Dominican economist, politician, and writer Félix (Felucho) Jiménez, who supervised the production of the entire project. Divided into seven collections, the anthology includes folkloric and romantic songs, as well as classical and popular music. The 24 CD collection contains 1,588 songs. In addition, each album offers a CD booklet with extensive liner notes with the names and biographies of orchestras, musicians, and composers. This comprehensive collection encapsulates a stylistic and historical panorama of Dominican music, from big band merengue to countryside palos, mangulina, bachata, carabiné, son, fusión, and baladas pop. The anthology attests to the rich diversity of genres, composers, and interpreters of Dominican music and its contributions to Caribbean culture.

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List of donated materials received from Mr. Jiménez to be part of the CUNY DSI growing music library collection:

Jiménez, Félix. Antología musical: Luis Kalaff & Luis Rivera, Bullumba Landestoy & Moisés, Billo Frómeta & Mario de Jesús. Santiago de los Caballeros, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2019.

Jiménez, Félix. Canto a Quisqueya. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2019-2020.

Jiménez, Félix. Clásicos Dominicanos Vol.1-6. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2008.

Jiménez, Félix. Orquestas y Conjuntos dominicanos del siglo XX Vol. 1-6. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2019-2020.

Jiménez, Félix. Voces dominicanas de ayer y siempre Vol. 1-4. Santiago de los Caballeros, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2019-2020.

Jiménez, Félix. Canción romántica dominicana Vol. 1-3. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2019-2020.

Jiménez, Félix. Un siglo de música dominicana Vol. 1-3. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación Refidomsa, 2020.

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Once again, we are grateful for this kind donation. This music collection is of interest to those conducting research on Dominican traditional music, Dominican popular music, Dominican classical music, and musical collaborative projects.

Jhensen Ortiz, Librarian

 


DULUC y los Guerreros en VIVO. Raíces y Flores

La Profesora Sarah Aponte agradece al artista Duluc por hacernos llegar su más reciente producción: "Duluc y los Guerreros en vivo: Raíces y Flores" a través de Maribel Núñez. 

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Duluc y los Guerreros del fuego en vivo: Raíces y Flores. Producido por Centro Cultural de España en Santo Domingo. Centro Cultural de España, República Dominicana. 2014. Español, 56 mins 4 secs.

El álbum Raíces y Flores es la nueva producción del compositor y percusionista José Duluc y del grupo Guerreros del Fuego. Esta producción surgió de una colaboración del Centro Cultural de España después de un concierto en vivo desde el Centro. El concierto se realizó para rendir homenaje a Jesús-Cundengo-Minier. Según Maribel Núñez Valdez, Cundengo-Minier fue "uno de los OEN Monumentos Culturales de Villa Mella, cuatrista y luthier-artesano, constructor de guitarras, tres y el cuatro-, integrante de la Cofradía de los Congos de Villa Mella, músico de los CREADORES del Género Maní y en el Pasado integrante de la orquesta de Cuco Valoy” Pulsar aquí para más información.

Esta producción de 10 canciones es una mezcla musical que recoge la diversidad de ritmos que posee República Dominicana con fusiones de palos, gaga, salves, pri-pri, son, congos, dembow, merengue, bachata, y areíto. Para la realización del álbum Duluc invitó a Toné Vicioso y al Gran Yao, un joven que hace dembow santero. Este álbum es un ejemplo extraordinario de lo que se puede lograr con la música dominicana y que captura una expresión cultural alternativa dominicana que viene del pueblo. También participan otros músicos como Gioel Martín en la guitarra y dirección musical; Abraham Rosario en bajo y coros, William Tavárez, batería, Ricardo Toribio, congas y percusión menor, y Joselito Vargas, güira.

Con este trabajo musical José Duluc y el grupo Guerreros del Fuego le están dando más visibilidad a la música afro-caribeña al nivel internacional.

Jhensen Ortiz


Décimas: Antigua poesía, nuevas historias

El 9 de diciembre el Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute) tuvo el placer de recibir a la cantautora puertorriqueña Raquel Z. Rivera, el poeta dominicano y repentista Dagoberto López, y el guitarrista dominicano Yasser Tejeda. Anabellie Rivera nos deleitó con hermosos boleros clásicos. Esta charla fue un éxito donde  el público aprendió de la historia de la décima en la República Dominicana  y Puerto Rico. Interacciones con géneros musicales como la bachata y la jíbara fueron una experiencia educativa para los que estaban presentes. La bibliotecaria Sarah Aponte agradece a Raquel Z. Rivera, Yasser Tejeda, y Dagoberto López por las generosas donaciones: Yasser Tejeda & Palotre Mezclansa: AfroDominican Jazz (CD), Las 7salves de la Magdalena (CD)y Cuatro bardos y una pasión (libro).

 

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 Mezclansa: AfroDominican Jazz. Producido por Yasser Tejeda. Kiu Studios, República Dominicana. 2009. Español, 63 mins and 3 secs.

Este álbum de 10 canciones es una mezcla musical que utiliza el merengue como base para crear arreglos ingeniosos. Más allá de una fusión de géneros, el grupo incorpora otra dimensión creativa con nichos de ritmos como el reggae, el rock, y los palos. Este proyecto también tiene elementos afro-dominicanos y de la música jazz que se prestan a excelentes improvisaciones  como en la canción “Mezclansa”. Yasser y Palotre tienen un enfoque estético que es muy interesante y han hecho una contribución de mucho peso a la música dominicana.

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Las 7 salves de la Magdalena. Producidopor Raquel Z. Rivera, Desmar Guevara y Alejandro Negrón. Taller Sicá Studio, New York, N.Y. 2010. Español, 27 mins and 57 secs.

Siete canciones componen este trabajo, mezcla de música jíbara puertorriqueña, salves dominicanas, bomba y otros ritmos caribeños. El CD está dedicado a María Magdalena, Rivera describe como: "socia y compañera de andanzas del Jesús histórico.” El álbum va más allá  de las raíces culturales; Raquel conmueve a los oyentes con su feminidad y la espiritualidad en cada canción. La producción contó con los extraordinarios músicos de “Ojos de Sofía” (Guitarristas y cuatristas: Bryan Vargas y Alejandro Negrón; Pianista: Desmar Guevara, Guitarrista: Yasser Tejeda; Vocalistas: Catarina Dos Santos y Sandra García Rivera; Bajistas: Juan Carlos Acosta; Percusión: Obanilú Iré Allende Solana, Joan D’león-Metz, Juan Gutiérrez y Abrahám Encarnación.

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Cuatro bardos y una pasión. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Editora Búho, 2013. Print.

 

Este libro es una combinación de voces unidas donde los autores Eduard Encina (Cuba), Alejandro Fonseca (Cuba), César Sánchez Beras (República Dominicana), Bismar Galán (Cubano-dominicano) dan un demonstración  de la vitalidad de la décima en el siglo XXI. La obra contiene diversos temas  como la amistad, el amor, la naturaleza y los problemas sociales. Los autores representan la continuidad de500 años de la tradición oral con rimas que rompen las reglas y la tradición y que contribuyen nuevas formas del verso.La pasión por la décima es evidente entre estos autores que comparten la nueva libertad de esta expresión. El libro es un recurso para estudiantes, investigadores y nuestros usuarios interesados en la décima, la música popular, la musicología, la tradición oral de la época colonial así como las similitudes que comparten las islas del Caribe de habla hispana.

 

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Jhensen Ortiz

Library Intern

 


iASO Records donates music albums to our Library

Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte would like to thank Benjamin de Menil and iASO Records for their kind donation of Dominican-related music volumes to our Library.

This donation includes something for everyone, especially bachata enthusiasts and interests. Bachata Breakdown: for dancers, instructors, musicians and enthusiasts is an album that includes a breakdown of bachata rhythms and sounds coupled with the rhythm a dancer needs to hold while dancing. This sort of album is perfect for those learning how to dance and for those looking to teach others about bachata.

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The DVD Bachata Breakdown: ¡En Vivo! gives the same sort of introduction but this time you get to see everything in video form, with the musicians playing their instruments and introducing the sounds and rhythms they will be playing.

 

 

Familia SorianoLa Familia Soriano is a music album that introduces the world to the musical talents of Joan Soriano’s sisters Nelly and Griselda, and brother Fernando. This album offers 14 tracks, some of which are solo tracks as well as collaborations between the siblings. Something notable about this album is that some of the songs included are covers. The covers give us a look into the personalities and likenesses since the artist, be it Joan or any of his siblings, insert some of their own flare that makes their version stand on its own when compared to the original rendition. For example “Unión eterna”, “Cuanto lloré”, and “Vamos hablar inglés”.

El Duque de la Bachata is one of Joan Soriano’s solo works. The album features 12 tracks, which are a mix of bachata and merengue. Soriano delivers on every track, conveying happiness and good times in tracks like “María Elena” and sadness and uncertainty in tracks like “Su lado de cama” and “¿Que pasará mañana?” As a bonus the DVD The Duke of Bachata is included. This DVD gives us a glimpse into the life of Soriano as a struggling bachatero trying to “make it”. For more in depth information on this DVD please click here.

Bachata LegendsThe compilation album Bachata Legends features artists such as Ramón Cordero, el Chivo Sin Ley, and Leonardo Paniagua. This album takes us to the early days of bachata when the musical style would best be referred to as amargue (bitterness) with tracks such as “Con el amor no se juega” by Augusto Santos and “Bendita nena” by El Chivo Sin Ley. Bachata Legends features 14 tracks somehow different from the mainstream bachata. This album is a plus for the traditional bachata enthusiasts or for those interested in hearing their favorite hits in a higher fidelity.

Puerto plata ccRunning with the theme of traditional bachata, we have Puerto Plata and his albums Casita de Campo and Mujer de Cabaret, both include traditional bachata songs. The albums also include some original work that corresponds well with the classic tracks, showing that the old school bachata is ingrained deeply in the blood of Puerto Plata.

 

Once again thanks to Benjamin de Menil and iASO Records for donating and bringing out all this music for the world to hear and enjoy. Aside from the music quality, the packaging of the discs themselves should also be noted; some come in cardboard cases that feature art, booklets that contain biographies and other historical information surrounding the artist and the music. The albums as well as their packages are made with great care and appreciation for those enthusiasts and for those new comers who would love to learn more about this music genre. If you would like to know more about iASO records please visit iasorecords.com

Antonio Perez, Library Intern


Joan Soriano music at CUNY DSI Library

Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to thank Adam Taub for his visit and for donating the albums Vocales de Amor by Joan Soriano, Bachata Roja: Amor y amargue and the documentary El duque de la bachata

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The Duke of Bachata (Horizon Line, 2009) is a documentary by Adam Taub that follows Joan “El duque de la bachata” Soriano on his quest to become a superstar. Taub travels with Soriano to different venues where Soriano plays with his family band, to his parents’ countryside home at La Luisa de Monte Plata and to the Unites States. Taub gives us a look into Soriano’s life in Dominican Republic as well as the life of his parents and closest family and friends. With this comes a look at the many challenges musicians face on their road to stardom. In various scenes Soriano questions why he has not found the success and even expresses his need for money since it is one of the only things that he does not have. As the documentary progresses we see that there is hope for Soriano. We see him at a studio recording singles, even coming to the United States of America to play in the Bachata Roja tour, organized by his producer Benjamin de Menil from iASO Records. Soriano’s success is almost ensured but as he recognizes “in music you can’t despair. God can’t please everyone at the same time.” He feels his time is coming; it is just a question of when. Soriano is patient, thankful and continues to work on his music since it is the only thing he keeps coming back to. Joan Soriano’s story is one that others can relate to since it speaks to the underdog. Here is a man that has not given up, he keeps fighting with the hope that his time will come.

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The other half of the donation includes the bachata albums Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue, which will be getting its own blog post featuring more information about iASO Records and their mission so please stay tuned, and Vocales de amor (1998) by Joan Soriano it incorporates contrasting musical elements where the miscegenation of African and European culture is evident. The album’s first track – incidentally shares the same name as the album – sets the tone for a musical production that features quintessential bachatas that identify the mid to late nineties bachata and bachatarengue styles popularized by bachata legends Teodoro Reyes, Luis Vargas, El Chaval, and Joe Veras, among other bachateros. Vocales de amor literally translates to vocals of love or love vocals. Soriano’s singing is reminiscent of Reyes and Luis Segura, two pioneers who emerged decades prior, and who still perform. Like Reyes and Segura, Soriano sings about bitterness caused by heartache. His nasal passionate voice and picaresque guitar mesh with his lyrics to connect with the audience via his amargue (bitterness). “Sin tu amor no soy feliz” (Without Your Love I am Not Happy), “No podemos continuar” (We Cannot Continue), and “¿Que pasará mañana?” (What Will Happen Tomorrow?) are bachatas that epitomize this amargue. Soriano demonstrates his virtuosity as lead and rhythm guitarist. Other musicians to record for this album include Julian Lacheco y El Guaro on bass guitar; Robert Feliz Mario and David Paredes on guira; El Rubio and David Paredes on bongos; and Roberto Feliz, July Amparo Soriano, Morena Castillo, and Joan Soriano round off the chorus. Once again, thanks to Adam Taub for donating The Duke of Bachata and the album Vocales de Amor, both should be of interest for those researching Joan Soriano, Dominican music, culture or history.

Antonio Perez (Library Intern) and Nelson Santana (Assistant Librarian)


Paul Austerlitz visits our DSI Library and donates his 2008 CD Journey

Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to thank Professor Paul Austerlitz for donating his 2008 compact disk to the Dominican Library at CUNY/DSI during his recent visit. Prof. Austerlitz, author of Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity (Temple University Press 1997) has conducted extensive research on Dominican music while incorporating it into his own jazz compositions.

Journey. Produced by Paul Austerlitz. St Paul, Minnesota, 2008. Spanish and English, 72 min.

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This 14-track compact disk explores Afro-Dominican musical traditions through the versatile lens of jazz and improvisation. Professor Austerlitz, a jazz musician, author and ethnomusicologist, enlists a group of accomplished Dominican, African and American musicians and poets to create and re-arrange new, old and forgotten Dominican Palo and merengue music as well as traditional Yoruba compositions from Cuba and jazz standards from the United States (“Ornithology”).

The CD is divided into five thematic “chapters” that tell the story of a journey: The first chapter or introduction explores religious invocation rooted in the African tradition (“Bara Súwà Yo”). The second chapter entitled “Palo and Beyond” features four tracks that range from traditional Dominican Palo (“Underground Palo”) to beautiful and tender jazz melodies (“One Peace”); experimental drone musical jams (“Journey”) and a blend of Afro-Dominican music with jazz (“Thunder Flow”). Chapter three “Merengue and Bebop” presents three arrangements by Austerlitz (“Ornithology” , “Sisterhood is powerful”  and “Santiago”) that demonstrate his ability to communicate in the universal idiom of sound by blending together unexpected colors and variations from different parts of the world. One of the highlights of this chapter is the light classical piano piece “Santiago”, a 1927 merengue written by Julio Alberto Hernandez . Austerlitz also incorporates text and the oral tradition into his forward-looking musical world. Further, central to his work is collaboration among musicians which allows him to develop what he calls “conversation”. Musical conversation is present in chapter four under the theme of “Poetry and Song” which is comprised of five distinctive tracks. One of the highlights is “East Broadway Merengue” featuring renowned poet Michael S. Harper reading “The Latin American Poem”. The journey ends with chapter five entitled “Out-Vocation” a shorter—and much calmer— version of the CD’s opening track.

Journey is an innovative musical work that serves as a companion to Austerlitz’s research on the intersection of Afro-Caribbean music and jazz.  Featuring Barry Olsen, Angelina Tallaj, Bernie Minoso, Dave Zinno, Juan Valdez, Phoenix Rivera, Royal Hartigan, Wellington Valenzuela, Kwaku Kwaakye, José Duluc, Julio Figueroa, Michael S. Harper, Regie Gibson and Renee Cologne.

This recording is of interest to those conducting research on music theory, jazz composition, free jazz and improvisation, non-Western musical notation, African oral tradition, avant-garde music, Jazz music in Dominican Republic, Afro-Dominican and Cuban music, Yoruba music, African traditional music, drone music, trance music and musical collaboration projects between Caribbean, African and North American artists.

Amaury Rodríguez, Library Research Assistant

 


Gagá Batey San Luis donated to the DSI audiovisual collection

Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte would like to thank Eduardo Díaz, Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, for donating Gagá Batey San Luis, a 2010 digital film produced by Boynayel Mota, with an accompanying CD which documents Gagá music and afro-Caribbean religious festivities from the Dominican Republic. This multimedia project (film, music, photography, installation and mural) was presented at the Centro Cultural de España in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from October 5 to November 12, 2010.  Researcher/ anthropologist Soraya Aracena wrote the introduction to the photography exhibit catalogue (ISBN: 978-9945-8682-2-7).

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Gagá Batey San Luis. Directed andProduced by Boynayel Mota. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. 2010. Spanish/ Haitian Creole with English subtitles. Color, 60 minutes. DVD. [The video includes a 20-track compact disk of field recording music and a photographic exhibit catalogue].

Filmed in a batey (sugar workers’ town) during a 10-year period, this groundbreaking documentary by photographer and filmmaker Boynayel Mota looks at Gagá music in the Haitian-Dominican community of San Luis, a municipality of the Santo Domingo province in the Dominican Republic. Although it is primarily rooted in Africa, Gagá music is based on a syncretized belief system that, from time to time, experiences a myriad series of transformations by absorbing elements from both the local and international cultural scene ranging from Catholic saints to jazz and Mediterranean instruments. Over the years, Gagá music has merged with other forms of popular art and music. This joyful sound owes much of its vitality to the presence of second and third generation Dominicans of Haitian descent whose forbearers were sugar cane laborers who began to arrive to the Dominican Republic in the 1920s. A number of economic push factors established an ongoing migration pattern from Haiti to the Dominican Republic notwithstanding the decline of the sugar industry in recent years.

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The filmmaker’s keen eye for detail captures some of the most vivid aspects of Gagá musical performances, bands and traditions. Through well-edited interviews with veteran and young musicians, community members and practitioners of Vodun or Vudun, the documentary disserts the ritualistic practices within Gagá festivities held annually during Holy Week and which include, among other things, food offerings, trance ceremonies; consumption of food, rum and medicinal herbs; songs sung in Haitian Creole; religious symbols and drawings rooted in African imagery; African instruments, music and dance; street parades, costumes, Loa or Lwa spirit invocations as well as rites of passage, African death rituals and fertility rituals.

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At 60 minutes long, Gagá Batey San Luisprovides much insight into Gagá music and religious celebrations in a Haitian-Dominican town. Further, this audiovisual and musical project takes the viewer into a world of otherworldly aural perceptions that brings solace to a community that has been traditionally marginalized. Both the video and field music recording are of interest to those conducting research on the following : the African legacy in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Caribbean; migration, ethnicity, popular music, African instruments, popular arts and crafts, carnival music, transculturation, Caribbean bilingual communities, cultural hybridity, folk medicine, ceremonial trance music and dance, Catholic festivities and Haitian-Dominican community relations.

Amaury Rodriguez, Library Research Assistant


Music Recording by Irka Mateo at DSI

Professor Sarah Aponte would like to thank Dominican musician, researcher and educator Irka Mateo for donating Anacaona, her 2009 music CD album, to the Dominican Library. We met Irka Mateo during the International Dominican Writers Book Fair which took place last month in Washington Heights, New York. During the opening ceremony, Irka Mateo was honored for her solid musical work and her contribution to the dissemination of the Dominican folkloric idiom rooted in the indigenous Taino culture, a shared legacy of both Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Anacaona. USA: Irka Mateo/Socan, 2009.

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This 10-track compact disk features Irka Mateo’s explorations into the rich and varied world of Dominican Folklore music preserved to this day by peasants from the most isolated and neglected areas of the country.  Her music blends pop instrumentation with African and Taino percussion to create a soothing sound accompanied by versatile lyrics in Spanish which re-create the lost Taino world with tales of resistance, love and survival that are at the core of this musical offering. In spite of all the references to the past, this music remains new and modern.There lies its originality and, ultimately, its universal appeal.

Amaury Rodríguez, Library Research Assistant


Trabajo musical de Xiomara Fortuna

Agradecemos a la artista dominicana Xiomara Fortuna por donar a nuestra biblioteca la colección de 8 discos compactos que reúnen su trabajo musical. Desde hace décadas la Sra. Fortuna viene haciendo una encomiable labor de rescate cultural al resaltar los ritmos africanos en la música dominicana. Nuestro agradecimiento al Sr. Waldo Tejada, Presidente de I Love Dominican Republic, LLC. por hacernos llegar la colección.

Delalomaalllano313De la loma al llano. Producido por Mujeres en Desarrollo Dominicana, Inc. (MUDE). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 1987. En esta primera producción musical, Xiomara Fortuna interpreta diez composiciones de mujeres campesinas de la región del Cibao. Acompañan las letras los más populares ritmos de la música afro dominicana como son el palo-merengue, el carabiné, la bambula, el congo y el pri pri. (Este disco fue grabado en 1984 de acuerdo a la página de internet de la artista).

Balbuceos315Balbuceos. Producido por  Caribafrik. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 1994. Lo personal y lo político salen a la luz en este álbum de ocho temas escritos y musicalizados por Xiomara Fortuna.

 

 

Kumbajei314Kumbajei. Producido por  Ilé Akwa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 1999. Este álbum reúne once canciones que van desde cantos que evocan creencias religiosas de origen Africano en la República Dominicana y abordan temas cotidianos del diario vivir.

 

 

Ellatai312Ella ta’i. Producido por  Xiomara Fortuna, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 2003. Once bellas interpretaciones de la autoría de Xiomara Fortuna que mezclan la música popular dominicana con la música pop.

 


Tonadaparaunquerer311Tonada para un querer. Producido por  Divina de la Rosa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 2004. Un álbum de doce temas que ponen al desnudo las más hondas emociones humanas.

 

 

Pacantarteati310Xiomara pa’cantarte a ti. Producido por Ilé Akwa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 2006. En este álbum que rinde homenaje al fenecido cantante y compositor dominicano Luis Dias, Xiomara Fortuna interpreta nueve temas acústicos  entre los que se encuentran canciones de Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba), Fito Páez (Argentina) y Janio Lora (República Dominicana) entre otros.

 

Lacalleseralacalle309La calle será la calle. Producido por  Ilé Akwa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 2006. Esta producción de música en vivo  presenta un repertorio ecléctico cuyo radio de operación son los ritmos africanos, el rock y el jazz acompañados de letras irreverentes que tocan el tema del amor y la condición de la mujer entre las que se encuentra un tema elaborado con versos escogidos de la poeta dominicana Aida Cartagena Portalatín.

 

Paseando308Paseando. Producido por Ilé Akwa. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 2011. El más reciente álbum de esta iconoclasta artista reúne catorce temas musicales que combinan los ritmos de la música pop con las nuevas tendencias musicales dentro de la música afro-caribeña y latinoamericana desde Santo Domingo a Brasil.

 

 Amaury Rodríguez, Asistente de Investigación en la Biblioteca


Some audiovisual resources on Juan Bosch available at our DSI Library

Below please find some of the audiovisual materials available at our CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library on Professor Juan Bosch who was a Dominican author, politician, and social scientist.

For more background information on Juan Bosch we recommend you view this excellent DVD in Spanish from our library’s audiovisual collection:

Elcaminodelahistoria270Juan Bosch: el camino de la historia. Produced by Guillermo-Piña Contreras. Santo Domingo, 1999. Color; 49 minutes. DVD.

This seminal biopic on Dominican writer and politician Juan Bosch looks at his early career and family upbringing, his political development and concerns about the social conditions of the peasantry as well as his exile in several Latin American countries during the Trujillo dictatorship. Kindly donated by CPEP(Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias).

Juanboschendoscuentos273Juan Bosch en dos cuentos. Produced by Felix Germán. Santo Domingo, 2009. Spanish. Color; 26:50 minutes. DVD.

This digital film brings to the screen two short stories ("En un Bohío" and "Luis Pie") written by renowned Dominican author Juan Bosch. The film adaptation captures the social reality of Dominican rural life during the tumultuous decades of the 1920s and 1930s. Donated by CPEP(Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias).

Vivirá: HomenajeVivira271 a Juan Bosch de Manuel Jiménez. Produced by Cundeamor Music. Santo Domingo, 2008. Spanish. 89 minutes. CD

This 2-disc CD arranged by Dominican composer Manuel Jiménez pays tribute to Juan Bosch whose work as author, politician and social scientist left an ever-lasting mark in 20th century Dominican life. Featuring Víctor Víctor, Claudia Serra, Luis Ángel, Sexappeal, Joe Vasconcelos, Sonia Silvestre, Sergio Pérez, J ennifer Pion, Ana Belén, Frank Reyes, Beethova Obas, Luis Díaz, José Antonio Rodríguez, Neo Ken, Sergio Vargas, Tambores de San Millán, Danny Rivera, Félix D’Oleo, Silvio Rodríguez, La Loba and Víctor Manuel.

Amaury Rodríguez

Library Research Assistant


Smithsonian Latino Center Donation

We are very grateful to our friend Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, for his recent donation of two classic collections of "perioco ripiao" one of the traditional dances from the Dominican Republic.

Eduardo is now "un dominicano adoptivo."


 
Ripiando el perico 


  Ripiando el perico [sound recording]: antología del merengue típico. By Huchi Lora. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Grupo León Jimenes, 2005.









India Canela

La India Canela: Merengue típico from the Dominican Republic [sound recording].Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008.   1 sound disc