The 49th Cervantino Festival of Mexico begins with the rhythm of Cuba

The percussion and salsa of the Van Van, conducted by Samuel Formell with the unbeatable rhythm sealed by his father, is one of the main attractions of the most important and long-lasting festival sponsored by Mexico, which will run until the 31st of this month in Los Angeles most emblematic places of the State of Guanajuato.


Musicians and artists from the state of Coahuila, also this year’s guest of honor, will share the stage with the broad Cuban delegation, who will exchange moments with professionals from more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America.


The inauguration features a performance by the Coahuila Desert Philharmonic Orchestra, and of course the legendary Cuban orchestra in the public space of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, at 8:00 p.m. in Guanajuato.


Along with the Van Van will perform the multi-award-winning pianist José María Vitier, the El Cobre Steel Band, the Camerata Romeu, the Septeto Santiaguero, and troubadours such as Eduardo Sosa and Ray Fernández, among others. Other international artists complete the program such as Peruvian singer , Tania Libertad, who will perform a selection of boleros by the recently deceased Mexican composer Armando Manzanero. The billboard of the famous festival registers more than 80 face-to-face events, while about twenty will be transmitted virtually. Dance, theater, opera, music, and many activities for children, youth, literature, cinema, academy and visual arts, can be enjoyed from today. Within the framework of the festival, the Centennial of Tango will be celebrated and a day that pays tribute to the links between Japanese and Mexican music.

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