Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The Puerto Plata Merengue Festival, sponsored by Brugal Rum, will take place 26, 27 and 28 September in Puerto Plata. Legendary merengue band leader, Wilfrido Vargas will have the closing of the festival, on occasion of celebrating his 40 years in merengue. The event will bring together merengue bands for live presentations at La Puntilla, off from the Puerto Plata San Felipe Fort. The Ministry of Tourism is sponsoring the festival. Confirmed so far in addition to Vargas are Jose Pena Suazo, Bonny Cepeda, El Prodigio, Rubby Perez, La Kerubanda, those performing in "Los Anos Dorados del Merengue de los 80", Maria Diaz.