News – Dominican Get-Togethers
Remembering Fernando Báez, Family and Friends Pay Tribute to the Renowned Dominican Filmmaker in the Latest GFDD Dominican Get-Together
July 16, 2019
New York, July 16, 2019 – Last Friday, July 12, in the latest installment in its Dominican Get-Togethers series, GFDD New York offered an intimate evening of commemoration of the late filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella, including a chat with his family members María Cordero de Báez and Arturo Báez and a screening of his nature […]
GFDD Hosts Leadership Workshop in Connecticut with Dominican Businesswoman
October 19, 2018
On the evening of October 18, 2018, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD/Funglode), the Latina Women Association and New Opportunities hosted a special conference in Torrington, Connecticut entitled “Las 4 P’s del liderazgo modern: Preparación, Planificación, Persistencia y Persona” (The 4 P’s of Modern Leadership: Preparation, Planning, Persistence and Persona) led by Dominican businesswoman Linda Valette.
The History of Bachata Urbana is Presented in New York
June 28, 2018
The former president of the Dominican Association of Art Critics (ACROARTE), Máximo Jiménez, launched his latest book on the bachata, one of the most popular Latin American musical genres that originated in the Dominican Republic in the 20th century. Published by Funglode, the book launching event took place before a relaxed and enthusiastic audience that gathered at the Dominican Commission of Culture in New York.
Exploring Dominican Culture and Music with Máximo Jiménez
June 11, 2018
In celebration of Dominican culture and music, journalist, music and film critic and author, Máximo Jiménez will lead a conversation entitled “Musica y cultura popular dominicana” at the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States.
Carlos Alfredo Fatule Shines in Dominican Get-Together
November 11, 2017
For its third Dominican Get-Together of the year, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) hosted Carlos Alfredo Fatule, noted Dominican entertainer and actor for an evening of culture and discussion in Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia theater in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The Queen of Merengue Dazzles the New York Audience in the Second Dominican Get Together of 2016
April 22, 2016
The Dominican. Latin community and lovers of Dominican culture turned “outside and inside” last evening to be part of this intimate gathering with the famous singer Milly Quezada who very pleasantly shared anecdotes about her life and her career with the audience in an auditorium filled to its capacity. Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) celebrated its second Dominican Get-Togethers of 2016 on April 21 at the Symphony Space Theater in New York City with the
presence of the famous and beloved Dominican singer, Milly Quezada, “The Queen of Merengue”.
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.
Emotions and Surprises During the First DGT of the Year With Fernando Villalona
March 23, 2016
For its first Dominican Get Together of the year, GFDD/Funglode welcomed today Fernando Villalona, el Mayimbe, one of the most famous and emblematic artists of the Dominican Republic, to talk about his life and more than 45 years of musical career at the Miami Dade College.
Dominicans Get Together to Enjoy a Magical Night with Pavel Nuñez in New York
May 29, 2015
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) has once again brought together the Dominican community in New York City, this time to present the famous Dominican singer, musician, and songwriter Pavel Nunez. The popular event was held at the Symphony Space Theater in Manhattan this past Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Dominican Get-Togethers Presents “Pavel Núñez: Telling Great Stories Through Music” in New York
May 21, 2015
The famous singer and songwriter Pavel Núñez, a young Dominican who conquers audiences with love stories and great music, will be participating in the 4th Dominican Get-Together of this year, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in New York City.
Fernando Villalona Reflects on his Personal Life, Career and Bond with Dominican Culture
May 15, 2015
For its third Dominican Get-Together (DGT) of 2015, GFDD/Funglode welcomed Fernando Villalona, el Mayimbe, one of the most important musicians of the Dominican Republic, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on Thursday, May 14. Villalona sat down with Maria Victoria Abreu Malla, GFDD’s International Affairs and Socio-Economic Development Program Manager, to talk about his life and music career that spans more than four decades, before giving a live rendition of some of his
most famous songs.
Fernando Villalona to Reflect on His Life, Music at New York Dominican Get Together
April 27, 2015
Fernando Villalona, el Mayimbe, one of the most important musicians of the Dominican Republic, will take the stage this time to talk about his life and more than four decades of musical career on Thursday, May 14 at the Museum of Arts and Design in the city of New York. The third Dominican Get Together (DGT) of the year in the Big Apple, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), aims to once again promote understanding and
appreciation of Dominican culture, values and heritage, and to create opportunities for discussion of contemporary issues relevant to Dominican society in the homeland and abroad.
Artist Xiomara Fortuna Joins GFDD and the Dominican Diaspora in NYC for an Evening of Music and Reflection on her Career
April 17, 2015
This year’s second Dominican Get-Together (DGT) took place in New York before a packed auditorium at the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States, in the presence of Dominican artist Xiomara Fortuna. With over 38 years of experience as a singer, songwriter, composer and researcher of Dominican culture, Xiomara reflected on her career as an artist and gave a live concert, during which she performed some of her most famous songs.
The Second DGT of the Year Brings Artist Xiomara Fortuna to the City of New York
April 2, 2015
The second Dominican Get-Together (DGT) of this year brings to the city of New York Dominican multifaceted artist Xiomara Fortuna. She is a singer, songwriter, composer and researcher of Dominican culture, with over 38 years of musical career. In this complimentary event, which will take place on April 17, the audience will have the opportunity to talk with Xiomara about her career and her life. In this live concert Xiomara will perform some of her most famous songs.
First Dominican Get-Together of 2015 Begins in New Jersey with the Screening of La Montaña
March 1, 2015
About 200 students from Pyne Poynt Middle School, Woodrow Wilson High School and East High School attended the first Dominican Get-Together of 2015 organized by GFDD/Funglode, held on February 27 in the city of Camden, New Jersey. The event took place at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, where participants enjoyed the screening of the documentary La Montaña, a film which presents the adventure of the first Dominican expedition to reach the top of Mount Everest, shows
the contrast of the highest mount in the world and the low lands of the Caribbean, as the three climbers surpass the difficult track to the top.
Dominican Music Stars Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura Take Over the Stage at the DGT in Miami
October 24, 2014
The Miami Dade College was the host of a lively music reunion with icons Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura, distinguished promoters of Dominican music,who participated on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Dominican Get Together event, an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), and with the support of the Dominican Students Association of MDC and
the Dominican Consulate in Miami, FL.
Music Icons Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura Will Be Part of the Event Dominican Get Together in Miami, Florida
October 3, 2014
Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura, distinguished exponents of Dominican music, will be performing in Miami, Florida on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Miami Dade College. The Dominican Get Together(s) event, an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE, by its acronym in Spanish), as part of the activities to unite the Dominican diaspora
residing in the United States.
GFDD Hosts Internationally renowned Dominican Musicians in Upper Manhattan
March 21, 2014
On March 21, Symphony Space in New York City’s Upper Manhattan came alive with music, laughter and colorful stories behind the tropical tunes of two legends of the Dominican and international music scene, Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura.
Proud Dominican Musicians Solano and Ventura to Look Back on their Lives, Careers and Musical Success at Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple
February 27, 2014
As part its regular Dominican get-togethers in the big apple, On March 21, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will celebrate the Dominican Republic’s rich and distinct musical rhythms by showcasing the lives, careers and sensational talent of singers Johnny Ventura and Rafael Solano.
Former Dominican Culture Minister and Literary Figure Celebrates Pedro Mir’s Great Work at GFDD’s Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple
September 27, 2013
Jose Rafael Lantigua, guest of GFDD’s Dominican Get-Together program, spoke to a packed auditorium at New York City’s Cervantes Institute in collaboration with the Dominican Cultural Commission in the US and FUNGLODE’s esteemed publication Revista Global (Global magazine).
Dominican Get-Togethers in the Big Apple Hosts Literary Gathering
September 17, 2013
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and the Dominican Cultural Commissioner in the United States, in collaboration with FUNGLODE’s esteemed publication Revista Global (Global magazine), invite you to a conference with acclaimed Dominican literary writer José Rafael Lantigua. The conference, entitled “Pedro Mir: From the Landscape of Love to the Seed of Hope”, will take place from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Auditorium of Instituto Cervantes New
York, located between second and third avenues at 211 East 49th Ave, NY 10017.
GFDD/FUNGLODE to Participate in Upcoming Dominican Book Fair in New York
September 3, 2013
The GFDD and FUNGLODE, will be participating in the 7th annual Dominican Book Fair at New York’s Boricua College (Manhattan campus) from September 27-29.
Renowned Dominican Film Director and Producer, to Discuss “Dominican Cinema: Development of an Art-form and an Industry” Presents at GFDD and FUNGLODE’s Dominican Get-Together
June 25, 2013
On Tuesday, June 25, on the occasion of Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and FUNGLODE, proudly hosted highly regarded Dominican film director and producer, Fernando Baez. The honoured guest was a featured participant in the discussion forum “Dominican Cinema: Development of an Art-form and an Industry” organized by the Foundation at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City.
On the Occasion of the Dominican Get-Togethers in the Big Apple, GFDD and FUNGLODE Present Renowned Dominican Film Director, Fernando Baez
June 22, 2013
As part of its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and FUNGLODE cordially invite New York audiences to the discussion forum “Dominican Cinema: Development of an Art-form and an Industry,”to be held in the Instituto Cervantes, on Tuesday June 25, 2013.
Vegano Culture featured in Upper Manhattan at GFDD and FUNGLODE’s DGT in the Big Apple
June 7, 2013
Enthused guests were treated to dancing and the lively sounds of the Dominican Carnival in La Vega on Thursday night, June 6, during Global Foundation for Democracy and Development’s popular initiative, Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple.
GFDD and FUNGLODE Present The White Paper of Dominican Journalism during Special Program of Dominican Get-Togethers in the Big Apple
March 18, 2013
In an effort to continue promoting and supporting democracy and development in the Dominican Republic, on Monday, March 18, GFDD and FUNGLODE presented The White Paper of Dominican Journalism – the first detailed directory of media in the history of the country covering print, broadcast, digital and news agencies. The White Paper, which was made possible in collaboration
with Editorial FUNGLODE, is available to journalists and the general public.
Dominican Get-Togethers in the Big Apple Presents “White Paper of Dominican Journalism” at Instituto Cervantes on Monday 18 March
March 15, 2013
On Monday 18 March, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in collaboration with Editorial FUNGLODE, is pleased to announce that GFDD has coordinated the putting into circulation of the “White Paper of Dominican Journalism” presented by the Dominican journalist, Elina María Cruz.
GFDD and FUNGLODE Celebrate Baseball During Dominican Get-togethers in the Keystone State
February 11, 2013
Following on the heels of the success of the Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple series in New York and New Jersey, it is now the turn of the state of Pennsylvania which has formally requested that GFDD and FUNGLODE partner with them on this unique initiative.