Mexico City, Oct 13 (EFE) .- The 49th edition of the Cervantino International Festival began this Wednesday in the Mexican city of Guanajuato with what inaugurates 19 days of celebration of the performing arts and the cultural wealth of Cuba and the state from Coahuila as guests.
It will be the union of these two territories that will start the festival from the iconic Alhóndiga de Granaditas, with the presence of the Cuban son Formell and Los Van Van and the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto, from Coahuila, as representation.
The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. local time (01:00 GMT on Thursday) and will be the first of 81 face-to-face meetings that mark the return to the streets of one of the most important interdisciplinary cultural festivals in the world, after a year of having been carried out in such a way. virtual.
However, 29 more events will be held remotely through digital platforms and Channel 22, where some of the face-to-face shows will also be screened.
In addition to the countries already mentioned, the festival will feature the participation of 19 more nations with artists from Greece, Spain, Italy, Colombia and Georgia, among others, and the presence of the Quebec region, Canada.
The program remains diverse with theatrical offers such as the Argentine production “El rastro, on the novel by Margo Glantz” or musicals with the union of Mexico and Japan in “Fusion of rhythms from Okinawa and Mexico”, chaired by Takashi Hirayasu and Armando Montiel .
In dance, countries like India will show their strength with “Jashn-e Bollywood” by Taka Dimi Ta, and Mexico will also be present with an ambitious staging of the Folkloric Ballet of Mexico by Amalia Hernández.
There will also be a more commercial proposal at the festival, with concerts by the Colombian Esteman and the rock band Porter.
Likewise, there will be various posthumous tributes to maestro Armando Manzanero, one made by Daniel Herrera under the title “From Lecuona to Manzanero” and another that will mark the end of the celebration, “With you I learned. Tribute to Manzanero ”, which the singer Tania Libertad will carry out during the closing ceremony.
Among the events expected for its particularity, there is also the symphonic Mariachi that will carry out the fusion of the Silvestre Revueltas Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Mariachi of the Celaya Conservatory.
As well as the Mexican-Spanish proposal “Las extaciones Vivaldi 3.0”, a work that alludes to one of the most recognized works of the Italian musician between synthesizers and acoustic percussions, samples and “visual magic”.
The event will be held mostly in open spaces, but will also host the Teatro Principal and the Teatro Juárez.