A clip from Saturday’s Fiesta de la Musica 2017 series of free concerts around the Colonial City’s multiple parks and public spaces. The big final concert line up on Plaza Espana was the highlight. It featured bands such as Bel Plaine direct from France, Auro Sonico from Colombia-DR, and above, the Grammy-nominated Haitian sensation: Boukman Eksperyans.

This annual event is sponsored every year by Alliance Francaise Santo Domingo, featuring over 200 national and international musicians.

A fantastic time for all, enjoying world music under the stars.

Great job, Alliance Francaise!

Lebawit Lily Girma

A former corporate attorney, Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for US-publisher Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize and Moon Dominican Republic. Originally from Ethiopia, Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–fluent in four languages, she has lived in eight countries besides the U.S., including Belize, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Her articles and photography focusing on culture, adventure, and sustainable travel in the Caribbean region have been published in AFAR Magazine, CNN, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, and others. She is the recipient of the 2016 Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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