The Dominican Republic is getting ready to participate in the Punta del Este International Song Festival, in Uruguay, with the participation of 24 countries from different latitudes, on December 7, 8 and 9.
The Dominican Republic will be represented by the song “Me Levantaré”, by composer Félix Montán, interpreted by the angelic voice of Alisber Zapata, with the musical arrangement of maestro Rafael Brito.
The Dominican Republic chapter of the Punta del Este International Festival is under the direction of Milagros Reyes (Milly Carmen), who through various means managed to call for 428 songs, where the jury first selected 30, then 15 and in a final gala and in person the winning song was chosen.
The general direction of the event is in charge of Heber Barrios who affirms that after more than a year of confinement due to the pandemic of covid-19, finally the countries will give each other an embrace full of melodies, love and a lot of human feeling.
Barrios defines the Punta del Este International Festival as the most important cultural event in the world, where the creativity of songs stands out.
Milly Carmen highlighted the quality of the Dominican composers for the great quality of the songs presented, indicating that the FIC seeks to serve as a platform to internationalize the musical creators.
After the selection galas in different countries, the songs that will participate in the event will represent Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The composer Félix Montán, known in the country as a prominent journalist, said that he has been quietly involved in this activity for several years and that in this opportunity the Festival has allowed him to compose “Me Levantare” which is like a hymn to optimism in the situation the world is going through and “an incentive to get up from any adversity”.
He said that they will go to represent the country with a song that could be the feeling of humanity in these moments of crisis that nations are going through.
Montán called on Dominicans to listen to the song and get in tune with it by searching for it on YouTube, on the channel of the interpreter Alisber Zapata.