Carnival of the Sea in Boca Chica 2012

Carnival of the Sea/ Carnaval del Mar will be held March 24th starting at 3PM in Boca Chica along Calle Duarte going to the Rotonda then continuing on to the beach.

Boca Chica Gagá won 1st place two times in the National Carnival Parade held in Santo Domingo for Traditional line and the Reality Show/ Tradicional del Desfile Nacional y en el Reality Show. Now they want to celebrate this by having their own celebration Boca Chica style.

This is a video we took at the Gran Carnival in Santo Domingo 2012 of Gaga de Boca Chica Carnaval Dominicano 2012.

Many of the groups coming here will have costumes and masks with marine motifs. There will also be modern dance troupes with choreography and costumes that represent the sea. Troupes from the entire island will be there including Los Lechones from Santiago, Diablos from La Vega, Los Robalagallina from Bani, Gaga de San Luis, Los Guloyas from San Pedro de Macorís, Macaraos from Bonao, Los Pintaos from Barahona, Toros y Civiles from Montecristi, Los Diablos Marinos from Samaná, Los Cachuas from Cabral, Los Alí Babá from Santo Domingo, la Comparsa de Fantasía the winners of the Grand Carnival Gala in Santo Domingo plus there will be local dance troupes.

After the parade there will be entertainment by Diomedes y el Grupo Mío, Marcos Caminero, Roldan y su Banda, Juan Esteban, DJ’s, drums, and to top it off Gaga from Boca Chica/ el Gagá de Boca Chica.

National Hip-Hop Festival 2012

Second (2nd) National Hip-Hop and Break Dance Festival/ Segundo (2do.) Festival Nacional de Hip Hop y el Break Dance. Not only a music festival but a competition for bands to make some money and get noticed.

2 do festival de hip hop - hip hip festival 2012

This festival, brought to the people by the Ministerio de Cultura (MINC), is for the entire family. There will be 20 different groups from all the different Dominican Republic provinces. This festival includes three different artistic components: music/ música, dance/ danza and graffiti/ graffiti.

The winners will receive cash prizes in two categories:

Hip-Hop (New Style), 1st prize – RD$75 mil pesos, 2nd prize – RD$50 mil pesos, and 3rd prize RD$30 mil pesos.

Break Dance, 1st prize – RD$50 mil pesos, 2nd prize – RD$30 mil, 3rd prize – RD$20 mil pesos.

This festival is free for all to watch and enjoy. It will be held in the large open space park running along the Caribbean Sea, Plaza Juan Barón on the Malecón, Santo Domingo. the event will be at 6PM on Saturday/ Sábado January/ enero 28, 2012