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Caribbean Hotel Sets the Stage (Literally) For Taino Culture

Caribbean Hotel Sets the Stage (Literally) For Taino Culture

The renovated property presents the debut of its exclusive Taino Culture Show, Matum, a production that brings to life the rich heritage and history of the Dominican Republic.


Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (January XX, 2024) – Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda, nestled in Punta Cana, proudly unveils the inaugural presentation of its exclusive show, Matum. Drawing inspiration from the rich history of the indigenous people, this spectacle delves into the myths and legends that lay the foundation of Taino mythology, unveiling the mysterious origins of the universe and the spiritual connection that binds humanity to nature.


“This production stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering enhanced experiences, season after season, promising a new and culturally immersive journey. With pride, we welcome travelers to witness the arrival of Matum, a unique show designed to transport guests to the dawn of time,” expressed Alejandro Alonzo, Artistic Director at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts. “Nestled in one of the most sought-after destinations, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda has evolved into a true beacon for travelers seeking a blend of luxury and cultural enrichment,” he concluded.


The arrival of Matum marks a cultural masterpiece, immersing guests in the mystical ambiance of ancient rituals. The experience unfolds through a distinctive blend of dance, music, and theater, bringing to life the captivating narrative of how the Taino gods and goddesses forged the cosmos and shaped today’s world.


Every Wednesday, the production takes center stage in an enchanting outdoor setting, with vibrant lighting, accentuated by visual effects, and brought to life through meticulously designed sound effects and precise mapping. With a cast of over 18 skilled multidisciplinary artists, the performance seamlessly intertwines acrobatics with the incorporation of natural elements like water and fire. The carefully crafted music, audio, and video elements aim to create a sensory experience that transcends traditional entertainment boundaries.


More than a performance, this standout collaboration between local Dominican talent and Bahia Principe’s art and entertainment team, was designed as a gateway to a cultural legacy, an exploration that resonates through time, leaving a mark on those fortunate to witness its magic. Travelers are invited to embark on an immersive production to learn the origins of the Dominican Republic.