Zulu Radio was an independent radio station from the Dominican Republic founded by its CEO, Juan Carlos Garcia under the company Zulu Productions in 2009. It is now a vault that offers people an idea of ​​what Zulu culture was like back then. It was the first Indie station in the Dominican Republic that promoted the musical culture of the “underground” world of local and international talents in the genres: Rock, Pop, Funk, HipHop, Dance, Lounge and Fusion.

Zulu Radio was committed to innovating the world of local technology by offering multiple ways for artists to promote themselves through live sessions and interviews while incorporating them with international talents with the intention of establishing a new musical-artistic consciousness.

Ours was music with diversity, but with criteria, far from popular impositions. We sought to introduce our listeners to new musical and cultural trends within the “indie” movement.

This movement began in the late 1970s, but was revived to represent an entire culture of people who describe themselves as anti-conformist and free-spirited. Within the Zulu Radio booth, we had the ability to produce live specials for bands or DJs, with audio and video transmission.

Apart from an online station, Zulu Radio was a “music social network” where you could make your own playlist with Zulu Radio’s music and share it with the world.

Zulu evolved to be a multi-medium communication. Establishing a 24/hour Channel on the Claro TV Grid known as Zulu Radio TV on Channel 68 of the Advanced and Standard Digital Plans.

Zulu Productions was a company that came to contain a branch of operational divisions that were part of a synchronized communication network. As networks there were the projects known as Zulu Radio, ZuluRadio TV and Zulu Radio Café.

The Zulu Radio Café branch was aimed at exposing the product and incorporating it into the culinary area. Zulu Radio Café was a Café/Restaurant and Open House located in the Colonial Zone, Calle Isabel La Católica # 7. Here you could enjoy the food and atmosphere of the Indie scene. Offering a menu of dishes and tapas personalized to the taste of those who know and experience Indie art and music while at the same time enjoying the musical and television atmosphere of Zulu Radio and Zulu Radio TV.

It was also equipped with a facility for live events related to the entertainment area where it offered live music shows, art exhibitions and stand up comedy.

We are currently offering the public a live broadcast and radio station site and occasionally uploading content that was produced in 2009 such as Live Sessions, tbt’s, ect with the intention of bringing back memories and also helping fight against the CoVid pandemic 19.

Known Shows:

XELLEXTONIA: It was hosted by Avin Hernández, music lover and legendary DJ from Santo Domingo. In these two hours, his music transported us to the beginnings of alternative and electronic music, with post-punk, new wave, industrial and vintage electronics, selecting from a powerful collection of vinyls and his particular way of driving.

LIVE SESSIONS: A Zulu Productions production directed by Auro and Juan Carlos Garcia. In this space Auro invited artists of all genres, bands or DJs, to the Zulu booth to do a completely live performance. This performance was transmitted in audio and video, generating an immediate podcast to be listened to or downloaded and a video record was also achieved, in order to demonstrate and disseminate the music that was made in our country.

SACANDO CLAVOS: It was hosted by Pote Leche, advertising creative, DJ and illustrator and Tabare Blanchard, director of the production company La visual Sonora, surfer and intense music lover. Pote and Taba showed us music that perhaps we had never heard and that we did not plan to hear again, with their vast musical knowledge they brought us their fun selection that did not respond to eras or genres; a show full of surprises hosted by two very special personalities.

BOOMBAP: It was hosted by Omar Suarez Castillo (Sin Fin), along with Lo Correcto and a group of collaborators. They produced live sessions and interviews about the urban world and local and international Hip Hop music.

STEREOPTICO FM: It was hosted by Ronald Kohn, Jorge Read “Cohoba” and Noel Lamarche, DJs and producers who graduated from the Red Bull Music Academy. During these two hours, they gave us a selection of fresh music, with the latest trends and releases from the most important indie labels in the world.

3 GATOS: It was hosted by Auro and Nicole Dupont. It was a space dedicated to reporting on music and news from Zulu Radio, it received visitors who shared their music, responded to immediate requests and reported on the most important events to take place in the world of music and art in the country.

OIDO AL TAMBOR: It was led by Marsie Gonzalez and the idea was centered on the creation of a global network of social actors for Save the Children as an organization that has fought for the rights of children for almost 100 years and has been leading in 129 countries in the whole world.

SESIÓN DE MÚSICA REBELDE: It was conducted by José Gandour from Bogota Colombia. Promoter of independent Latin American music, director of Web Girante since 1999, recognized in Colombia for his Zona magazine incidents in Rock al Parque and other festivals of great importance. It showed us what sounded the most and what entertained us in Latin America, covering all genres (Latin, punk, pop, rock, electronic) from a continental point of view.

Official Collaborators:

Juan Carlos Garcia, PRESIDENT, Director of IT Operations and technician in the areas of Radio and Television and founder of Zulu Productions. Passionate about music, his intention was to integrate a new musical identity into society together with the world of technology.

Auro Loviluz, CONTENT DIRECTOR, Colombian artist based in the Dominican Republic, recognized for his musical work in Auro and Clemt (Casandra 2007). He was a columnist in the newspaper El Caribe. He published his first literary work in 2008, Visit of a Newborn Adult.

Carolina Garcia, MARKETING, arrived in the country to develop several productions in her previous company Creativelabs in New York. In this she developed advertising campaigns and audio visual productions for clients such as HBO and Cinemax.