It is a spontaneous attitude, a show of affection at the highest level and a gratitude on the part of its people to the artists who achieve a great feat and it is celebrated in a big way.
In the country, people have known how to take to the streets to celebrate the triumph of their artists and athletes and one of the most memorable was the one that occurred in 2009, when Martha Heredia, 18 years old, he won the Latin American Idol contest, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by beating the Costa Rican Eduardo Aguirre.
The country had followed the Dominican’s performances week after week and when it was known that it was the winner, it exploded in an overflowing joy that caused many streets to serve as the stage for the celebration.
Four days later, people arrived at the International Airport of the Americas to receive the young woman, who promised a successful future.
A large caravan of vehicles escorted Heredia to the National Palace, where she was received by the then president of the republic, Leonel Fernández, and the first lady Margarita Cedeño (now ex-wife).
A week later she presented her first concert at the Palacio de los Deportes, where thousands of fans applauded her standing. Days before, he had also had a massive presentation at the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration in his native Santiago.
+ In Villa
On Monday, the municipality of Villa Altagracia took to the streets to welcome one of his most beloved sons, Sergio Vargas, “El Negrito de Villa”, who after 35 years of career obtained his first Latin Grammy, in the Best Bachata and / or Merengue Album category, with his album “Esto es merengue ¿some problema?”.
Since he was the winner, happiness has sprouted through his pores, he has thanked God, life, his family and his “small homeland” Villa Altagracia, the town where he was born and where he has lived for more than 20 years.
“What you can be sure of is that whatever recognition is given to Sergio Vargas, I immediately come and delivered it to Villa Altagracia,” said El Negrito de Villa.
+ The first Sovereign
In March 2019 Allah Chaza He went up to his native Jarabacoa to celebrate with his people the three Sovereign awards he had won: Collaboration of the Year for “My way of being” with the Puerto Rican Farruko; Merengue de Calle and Merengue of the Year, with the success “Nobody se meta”, awarded by the Association of Art Chroniclers (Acroarte). His townspeople were celebrating for hours with the merenguero who stood as the most important artist in the town in recent times.
In 2010 San Francisco de Macorís celebrated with Jacqueline Estévez the first prize Casandra, current Sovereign as “Solo singer of the year”.
“I dedicate this award to my parents and my son Juan Carlos who are the most sacrificed in this arduous work, as well as to my work team who are always behind everything I do and finally, I share it with my colleagues who work. as much as I am for keeping the soloist class active, “said the balladeer when she addressed her fans.
Also in the municipality of Loma Cabrera was proud of Fernando Villalona when in 2003 he was recognized by Acroarte with the distinction of the Great Sovereign.
“El Mayimbe” also usually presents a show at the beginning of each year for his town, a tradition interrupted by the pandemic.
+ The town at his feet
Romeo Santos received the biggest ovations in 15 towns of the country during the presentation of La Gira del Pueblo in 2018. Each presentation was a great reception from the fans who gathered very early to see the King of Bachata up close.
Carlos Silver too He has received the unconditional support of all Dominicans during the three attempts he made in search of a Guinness record as the person who has been singing the longest without stopping.