Santo Domingo. DR
With the aim of reviving the traditional rhythms of the region and contributing to its sustainability, Los Hermanos Heredia danced dozens of people loyal to a genre that is part of the musical tradition, to the rhythm of the son.
In the central park of Villa Mella, under the auspices of Councilor José Manuel López, old moments of joy were rekindled with the cultural and folk presentation of Los Congos de Sixto Minier, and those present danced to the rhythm. Son, by Los Hermanos Heredia.
López explained that the initiative, called “Tarte de Sun,” seeks to restore traditional country music and its dance in Villa Mella, which was suspended during the pandemic, and now they are trying to revive it.
“Through this initiative, after covid-19 there is no entertainment in the park, I believe that the best opportunity is to give a role to the community and society, we want to return to the patron saint festivals, which are the roots of our town. With all towns, they can come with their families to enjoy a healthy environment and remember the old times” Lopez explained.
José Manuel López noted that the “Torte de Sun” will be an event held on the last Sunday of each month and will feature folk groups from the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte as exhibitors.
“On the last Sunday of every month we have an orchestra in Villa Mella Central Park to entertain people, so every local artist’s performance is on time; Sonia Cabral, the symbol of our municipality, and all the native groups from here are going to play in this tarte de zone, as well as Enrolisa Núñez, the queen of the sticks,” he pointed out.
He argued that they should fight to keep the son alive and that these efforts should get more support from the government and private investors and traditionally help people have fun in their park at no cost. .
participated in the action; According to the councilor, young and old alike can enjoy a healthy and fun environment. “It’s Villa Mello trying to revive culture: a city with a lot of culture, a lot of traditions, and it seems that Covid has put us to sleep a little bit. “What we want is to provide the community with an opportunity for healthy recreation on Sunday at Villa Mella’s central park,” he said.
López invited all the residents of the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte to enjoy the son of Villa Mella and the traditional folk culture at the son’s afternoon, held on the last Sunday of every month.
Santo Domingo Norte is a traditionally country municipality that created the rhythm of Zón, one of its traditional rhythms, in Villa Mella, the sanctuary of this genre was the commercial “La Vieja Habana”. It was the first entertainment center in the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte to establish son dances with live music.
More than a genre, Son is a way of life, its old-fashioned elegance enticing many lovers with its sonic blend of instruments of Afro-Cuban origin such as the bongo, marimbula, cairo and maraca.