Santo Domingo.- Merengue player Rafa Rosario said that at this time “we cannot be soft” but rather strong in the face of the problem represented by the increasing Haitian immigration to the Dominican Republic.
He said: “The problem of Haiti is a very serious issue, and it must be dealt with carefully, but strongly; We must be very careful, because as I wrote at the time, and as has been said, out of 10 women who give birth in hospitals, eight are Haitian…” he stressed.
In his opinion, Dominican women “stop giving birth” and some of them barely give birth Giving birth to a maximum of three children per family, Haitian women in the Dominican Republic give birth to “eight, nine or ten children” –
The interview was conducted by Hector Herrera Cabral on the D'AGENDA program broadcast on Telesistema Channel 11 and TV Quisqueya of the United States, artist Considering that this problem threatens national identity.
He asked that we be as strong as in other countries and that we respect our nationality, and that we work so that the Dominicans maintain their culture and national pride.
About his orchestra
The leader of the Los Hermanos Rosarios band revealed that his father was the first partner and main shareholder in the aforementioned orchestra because he sold his “little house” to buy instruments and establish one of the most successful music companies in the past forty years.
He said the key to keeping it together is respect and not arguing over economic issues, which is what divides a family with a joint business.
Critical obscenity in typical meringue
Rosario expressed concern about what he described as the degradation and use of obscene words typical of merengue.
“Right now, most of our local music has been damaged, which is Perico Ribao; the music from the interior has decay in words and themes that make it sad to listen to,” he said, criticizing the reality of rudeness and poor education. Lack of culture and lack of respect.
He lamented the country's lack of a government policy to promote merengue, dance it, broadcast it on radio stations, promote music schools and train musicians to play it.
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