Sosua is a legendary party town known for its lively nightlife, bars and discos. The water is gin clear and is famous for scuba, snorkeling or just sitting back and having a cold Presidente Beer on a Sunday afternoon. Never a dull moment in Sosua Beach. We are all about the Sosua Party. This one is called Quisqueya Aprende Contigo.
This is help illiterate residents learn to read. It is just a fact, the DR has a very high literacy rate. And the school system already runs these types of programs to get people caught up to speed. The Sosua area attracts dozens of charities. Because there are girls, beaches and cold beer and the workers get fat salaries to enjoy all the spoils. You can bet the owners are not flying coach. We will bet most of these are making someone rich.
We never hear of any charities going into bad or dangerous areas. Just pretty beach towns. Frank Reyes and his amazing band played a great 2. There was a team of dancers performing all evening. But what a show. We hear Franks music everywhere, but seeing him live with his just rippin band takes his songs to a whole new level. The songs are rearranged and sound much better in concert. And the crowd was really into it. They were singing all the lyrics and Frank really didnt have to sing.
Just start the song, point the mic towards the audience and let them take over. Another concert done to perfection at the Anfiteatro. This is at least the 20th concert at the venue that we never thought would be completed. Shows you what we know. Now, there were actually four shows going on at once. Frank singing, dancers dancing and the performance by his awesome saxophone and guitar players.
And just one Problem. Yes the concert was to start at 9pm. Frank didnt arrive till 11pm. The crowd was getting grumpy and we were getting really sore sitting on those hard wooden bleachers. Next time we bring our chiropractor. But once the music started the pain just went away. The evening started off just 1. But things kicked off with the mystery band Divas by Jimenez. See upper left pic and pics below. Well they are made up of a seven piece band, was solid and girls voices were just booming.
And very nice voices. And loads of energy. And they are very pretty. Their voices maybe shattered eye glasses in the crowd. But the locals barely knew their music. The Divas would point their mics towards the crowd and few were singing along.
With most acts here they are singing at the pain level. But with the Divas. And their set was quick, lasting about 20 minutes. Then came on Alex Matos and a wildly energetic set of his Salsa hits. Wow can this guy sing and he can sustain a note for a long time. He did all of his well known hits and the crowd loved him and sang every word. The 3rd act of the night was the Poochy Familia. There are four male singers and they look like a Mexican Mariachie Band and sound like Marengue fuzed with a little Salsa?
Hmmm just not for us. Then came on Mark B with his hot dancers and solid hip hop act. He was fresh off Festival Presidente. And the ladies went just crazy over this guy. He drove them into a frenzy. By the way the concert was FREE and still was not a full arena and yes there was ten minutes of rain.
See the foto to the right. Everyone but us had an umbrella and we ran for cover. But all got back to normal and was a good if not great night of music. And a shout out to Coors Light for writing a Big Fat check. These concerts pop up unanounced. And gentlemen, these concerts draw loads of pretty ladies. We are just sick and tired of all the talk about poverty here in the DR. Thats all anyone talks about. And more Sosua charities.
Think about it and enlarge these pics. These markets and many other businesses are packed with the DR Middle Class freely spending large amounts of money.
That weekend every one was sold. Just look around and look at all the late model cars and trucks rolling around. Not rich Gringos and the wealthy. Just open your eyes and look. People are starting businesses here in record numbers and gaining wealth like never before. We live all around this. Ever sliver of land has construction projects going up.
We live here and see this everywhere. And everyone gets enough to eat. No one is starving here trust us. Maybe just the opposite. And there are numerous educational ops for anyone with ambition, including a Technical University where anyone can learn dozens of skills.
The government has done a great job here. If people want to get ahead here , the opportunity is there. This knucklehead brainwashed these women by convincing them his sieman was sacred and blessed by an envoy of god, then convincing them if they have sex with him they will be saved.
And these stupid ladies believed this guy. We dont have an age range but most likely teens and twenties. And the result is dozens of children confirmed by DNA testing. Readers, these are the same guys that have been attacking our Sosua party for years.
We wonder how many times he has been to Sosua yelling over a loud speaker telling everyone they wil go to hell for having sex outside of marriage. This behavior is widespread and is the rule not the exception. And coming from Gringos they believe it. They provide no money for school uniforms, books, health care, food, etc. All the recourses go on recruiting. And little to no support for local restaurants or businesses. This preacher was no doubt influenced by these groups.
There have been a number of cases of sex abuse in local churches. This is just the first one we reported on. Also, the Sosua area is full of useless NGOs that are here for girls, sex and beer. And thanks to WWW. DO for your great reporting and great work.