• News

    Brujas Chocan En El Aire En Moca

    Ay mis hijos hasta las brujas en Moca chocan… So the story goes that witches crash mid air in Dominican Republic amidst a training session. Well what did you expect?  Did you think that witches are born with the skill to fly through the sky?  What is that saying Tom Cruise says?  ”Matt, Matt.. You don’t even.. you’re glib”… please readers, don’t be glib, of course witches need to go through witch flying courses to learn how to maneuver via air.  pshhh.. In Moca Dominican Republic it was recently reported that near a church two witches collided mid air and one was even taken to the hospital with a broken arm…

  • Music

    Romeo Santos Formula Vol. 1

    “ROMEO SANTOS For a decade now, bachata has belonged to Mr. Santos, who as the frontman of Aventura, has been one of the most prominent Latin singers in the country. “Formula Vol. 1” will be his solo debut, moving him away from the comfort zone of his old able band mates, and from the nest of bachata. Mr. Santos is broadening his palette here, including “Promise,” a collaboration with Usher. Nov. 8. Sony Latin.  “ – New York Times He says that while he would like to experiment on the R&B side, the first CD will be roughly 65 % of the same music he was putting out with Aventura. Being the…

  • News,  top ten

    Top 10 Merengue Songs Of All Time

    El Jardinero – Wilfrido Vargas At the top of the Top 10 Merengue songs of all time list, we start with the merengue song that I want people to play at my funeral. “El Jardinero” by Wilfrido Vargas. Every time this song comes on a big smile comes on my face, and I want to get up and dance! That feeling if I could capture it, that joy would be what I want people to remember when I leave this Earth! The song (For those non-English speaking) basically speaks of this gardener who tries to win the heart of his love by planting different flowers for her in his garden, and…

  • our food

    Pollo Guisado Stewed Chicken

    Oh you have reached the Holy grail of Dominican cooking with Pollo Guisado     The Pollo guisado, or Pollo GUISAO’ as we Dominicans Say it. This is chicken with a load of flavor in it, super flavor, and the left over sauce gets sprinkled onto the white rice (with beans) this gets served with to make this a meal you shant soon forget. The term itself translates to something like a chicken stew, so guisado can be anything from chicken, to beef, to fish, but for what we are trying to do we shall stick to chicken on this one. Now you may hear that Puerto Ricans invented this recipe,…

  • Dominican Products,  our people

    Olivia Peguero

    Olivia Peguero is a contemporary artist who was born in the Dominican Republic, and grew up in the small towns of Miches and Las Salinas. She came into national prominence during the last decade when she was commissioned to paint a visualization of the poem “The Emerald Hills of Quisqueya”. Common themes present in Olivia Peguero’s art are Dominican landscapes and her very vocal pride in Dominican heritage. In 2005, she made news when a private collector requested a commission and was turned down for asking her to paint a beach in the DR but label the art as it was from another Caribbean country. In 2007, Peguero dedicated proceeds from…