7 Days WIth The People / “7 días con el pueblo” started 40 years ago in the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo to show and promote the solidarity of the people in their democratic struggles. It was promoted by the union Enrique de León and the General Confederation of Workers / sindicalista Enrique de León y la Central General de Trabajadores (CGT). There were many national and international artists who participated in this historic concert that happened 40 years ago that united thousands of people. Nothing or no one prevented the people from lifting their voices, singing and shouting to the music as one. After this show of solidarity from the people Dr. Joaquín Balaguer slowed political repression and civil-military government and became more tolerant of public demonstrations. It was a new beginning.
Participants in the original concert that could never be reproduced included – from Latin America and Spain, Víctor Manuel y su esposa, Ana Belén, Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola, Antonio Caván Vale (El Topo), Pi De la Serra, Los Guaraguaos, Mercedes Sosa,
Lucecita Benítez, Danny Rivera, Guadalupe Trigo and more. From Dominican Republic some of the groups were Johnny Ventura, Cuco Valoy, y los grupos músico-vocales, Convite, Expresión Joven y Nueva Forma and others.
The events for this 40th year celebration include talks, introduction of 2 new books, a concert with young artists, awards and an exhibition of photographs.
The concert “7 días con el pueblo” will conclude this memorial of the very important day on November 29, at 8PM, in Fortaleza Ozama, Calle las Damas, Ciudad Colonial, and it is free to the public.
The musical guests include Covi Quintana, Marel Alemany, Gnómico, Cristal Marie, Henya Tejeda, Víctor del Villar, Bobby Delgado, Giorgio Siladi, Janio Lora, Carolina Solís, Lenny Abreu, Nathalie Hazim, Grupo Aura and Pamel Mancebo.
To see some pictures of the original event visit http://elcanero.blogspot.com/2014/11/siete-dias-con-el-puebloun-reencuentro.html