Grupo Bonyé Every Sunday

Grupo Bonye is a much loved band who plays many types of music including merengue, son, jazz, bachata and whatever they or the 10 and more musicians playing with them decide to play. Every Sunday the Ministerio de Cultura give us this live music to enjoy and dance to under the start each Sunday in the Cuidad Colonial.

Grupo Bonyé at the Runias de San Francisco -picture by Michael Brims

Grupo Bonyé at the Runias de San Francisco -picture by Michael Brims

The shows are free for young and old alike. Everyone dances be it on the small wooden platform in front of the eerie ruins or trying to balance on the steep hill where the concert is located. You can see all ages and types dancing, even a few stray dogs that like to enjoy the music. If you visit the Colonial City make sure you stay on a Sunday so you can enjoy this cultural event.

Dancing the night away with Grupo Bonye- picture by Michael Brims

Dancing the night away with Grupo Bonye- picture by Michael Brims

Every Sunday at the beautiful and memorizing Ruinas de San Francisco this group plays under the stars starting at 5PM to around 10PM. There is usually always a crowd so if you want a table come early. If there is much rain they do not play but they are usually always there entertaining us all.

People dancing the night away with Grupo Bonye - picture by Michael Brims

People dancing the night away with Grupo Bonye – picture by Michael Brims

They also call the band Grupo Bonje y los Invitados. You never know what special guest they will have playing or singing with them. Some famous persons have joined in for a song or 2 including Joseito Mateo, Pavel Núñez, Marel Alemany and more. There is also some good story telling going on. You never know what you might learn from some historians that could show up and share something interesting.

The Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco full of people enjoying Bonye - picture by Michael Brims

The Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco full of people enjoying Bonye – picture by Michael Brims

People dancing and enjoying Grupo Bonyé at las Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco, Santo Domingo. Thank you Michael Brims for the video and updated pictures.

Grupo Bonyé at las Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco, Santo Domingo from Cosmic Light Productions on Vimeo.

The Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco are located on Calle Hostos, Restauracion, Duarte and Juan Isidro Perez (it takes up almost 2 city blocks) see the map location number 17

See a slide show of the Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco

These are some older pictures of Grupo Bonyé at the Ruinas.

Grupo Bonye at the Ruinas

People watching Grupo Bonye

Gruop Bonye at the San Francisco Ruins

This video shows a little of the fun that everyone has and an interview with the groups director Félix Amado Báez.

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