Sociologist, writer and academic, born in Bani. He is “Emeritus Professor” of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, as well as a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic and Casa del Caribe International Award of Santiago de Cuba. He has been a national folklore advisor to the Ministry of Culture, President of the National Commission of Carnival, Executive Director of the Office of Education and Planning of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Department of Sociology of the Universidad Autónoma de of Santo Domingo. He founded the Convite group in 1972 and later the Dominican Folklore Institute Foundation, which he presides and directs. As a researcher, he has carried out important studies and publications that include themes on folklore, popular culture, religiosity, among others, in which he records his great knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of the Dominican people. For his great contributions as a scholar of the customs, identity and traditions of the Dominican people, he has been recognized by various national and international institutions such as the Senate of Puerto Rico, the City Council of Lamartine, Guadalupe, the House of Africa Fernando Ortiz of Havana, the Pan American Health Office, as well as the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministries of Tourism and Culture of our country. Also, at the local level, different city halls have honored his commendable work as a tireless promoter of local carnivals.