During an act of recognition in the Senate of the Dominican Republic, the legendary Dominican merenguero, Johnny Ventura highlighted the qualities of the artistic businessman José Tejada for his contributions to the expansion of merengue and bachata in important venues abroad.

Ventura narrated the history of all the disagreements that Dominican artists went through to penetrate that market and how he inspired Tejeda to venture into the cultural repercussion in that territory, where after his hard work the merengue shone in the seventies, eighties and ninety being this the pioneer in the simultaneous transmission of the genre.

« For me, speaking on behalf of all the artists is a source of satisfaction, since carrying the role of » Dominican « with such pride was one of Tejeda’s main goals for the Creole artists to participate in the greatest events of the time, as well as, the glorification of our rhythm ”, maintained the merenguero.

+ Thanks for tribute

Instead, Tejeda thanked all the senators who approved this recognition for the tribute and said he was pleased with all the support he has received during all these years in view of the imminent result achieved.

Senator Tommy Galán, proponent of this initiative, shared his satisfaction in achieving this recognition of the “illustrious personage of the nation” for the internationalization of merengue. As well as, the motivations that led him to propose this letter in addition to being a distinguished son of San Cristóbal.

A representation of artists was present at this tribute of more than 30 years of experience, among which were: Wilfrido Vargas, Eddy Herrera, Fefita La Grande, Juliana Oneal, Diomedes Núñez, Henry Jiménez, Dioni Fernández, Luis Ovalles, José Vera, Jossie Esteban, El Prodigio, among others.

+ About José Tejeda

José Tejeda is a Dominican artistic businessman who is credited as an illustrious personage of the nation, for his professional ethics, his exemplary career and his invaluable contributions to the international projection of indigenous music, Dominican art and culture during a trajectory of more 30 years old, in which he managed to position merengue and bachata in the first places of preferences in prestigious international settings.