Natti Natasha was named queen of the 41st edition of the Dominican National Parade, which will take place on Sunday, August 13 in New York.
Under the theme “Our History, Our People,” the parade will also feature the participation of Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader, DJ ADONI, Antonio Cabrera and Celines Toribio, among other Dominicans.
“Without a doubt, I am living a dream and the name of my Dominican Republic, and my people Santiago, live inside me,” the singer said in a statement.
The artist thanked the audience of Dominicans on the island and in the diaspora “because without them I would be nothing.”
The event “recognizes outstanding individuals who exemplify the richness of Dominican culture and the triumphs of the Dominican community,” the statement said.
The popular parade, organized by the National Dominican Day Parade (NatDDP), seeks to promote the culture and folklore of the Dominican people in the Big Apple. “The honorees represent a diverse group of individuals who have made significant contributions in their respective fields and have served as ambassadors of Dominican culture around the world,” the organization said.
“Born and raised in Santiago, as a child I grew up with the influence of great artists from my country such as Fernando Villalona, Eddy Herrera, Hermanos Rosario, Milly Quezada, Antony Santos and Juan Luis Guerra,” recalled Natti Natasha.