Milly Quezada, Inside and Out

April 15, 2016

Latin Grammy-winning Dominican merengue singer Milly Quezada will take the stage on April 21 at Symphony Space in New York for the second Dominican Get Together of 2016. La Reina del Merengue will have an open heart conversation with GFDD and the audience about her life and her musical career, about her accomplishments and challenges. From Santo Domingo to the world, a woman pioneer in the rhythm that mostly characterizes Dominicans: el merengue.

In the words of Natasha Despotovic, Executive Director of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), “the purpose of DGT is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage and to create opportunities for discussions of contemporary issues relevant to the Dominican society in the homeland and abroad”. On this occasion, Despotovic said “it’s a great honor to count on one of the most
outstanding representatives of Dominican music, a woman example of progress, hard work and success.”

Born in Santo Domingo, Milagros Quezada Borbón, Milly, started her music career at an early age when she formed the group “Milly Jocelyn & Los Vecinos” in 1975 with her
siblings and soon-to-be husband Rafael Vasquez, in the community of Washington Heights, in New York, where her family had immigrated during the early 70′s. The passing away in 1996 of her husband, producer and Orchestra Manager, Rafael Vasquez marked the turning point of her life which led the way to her solo career that has produced the multiple career achievements and national and international recognitions. Her impressive discography includes 30 productions.

The event is free and open to the public, with previous registration required.

When: April 21, 2016
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Symphony Space – 537 Broadway at 95th St.  New York, NY 10025-6990
To RSVP: 212-751-5000 /


In various locations in the United Sates where there is a Dominican community present, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) creates opportunities for a diversity of audiences to gather around Dominican-related issues, enjoy a Dominican movie, meet a Dominican prominent figure, and participate in discussions on topics of interest for the Dominican community in the United States and in the homeland.

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