Actress, screenwriter and film producer Jane Chaplin visited the Dominican Republic to fulfill her promise to support the “ADN Bachata” country brand film project.
Chaplin pondered the moment that bachata is living and how interesting it is to combine dance, music and film, as a spearhead to induce the millions of bachata fans around the world to live the experience of knowing the Caribbean island.
During his visit, he had the opportunity to meet the pioneer of bitter music, the world’s first bachatero, José Manuel Calderón, who said he was very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to meet the daughter of the world’s silent film icon, Charlie Chaplin.
Calderón added that it was a dream to see how the genre he does has transcended to the point of conquering figures of worldwide dimension, and he took the opportunity to present her with his book “El primer bachatero del mundo” (The world’s first bachatero).
Chaplin also visited several places of interest, such as the Pinewood Dominicana film studios in Juan Dolio, where she was highly impressed with the infrastructure, the Arturo Fuentes Cigar Factory in Santiago de los Caballeros, where she was received by its executives, Carlos Fuentes Jr. and Ciro Cacella. There she received explanations of the whole process of elaboration of the world-class tobacco, produced by Dominican labor.
She also visited the Brazilian ambassador in our country, Clemente Baena Soares, a film lover and the first diplomat to support the “ADN Bachata” project, since this rhythm has become a social phenomenon in the great South American country, even inducing artists such as Gustavo Lima.
“The Dominican Republic has all the conditions to continue on the path of development, an immense cultural strength, a music that is danced all over the world, its people are very friendly and affectionate, a country with an extraordinary natural beauty and a diversity of tourism,” said Chaplin at the end of her visit.
She added that she felt grateful for the welcome of President Luis Abinader and his wife Raquel Albaje, who received her at the government house. “Without a doubt the most dynamic presidential couple I have ever met in my life,” said Jane Chaplin.