Posted 9 April, 2016 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Abrazarte 2016 It offers cultural evening of surprises

The Summer Festival Abrazarte 2016, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, continues to surprise. During his second day, celebrada el viernes 8 April, He presented to the Women's Marimba Concert and the National Ballet of Guatemala, en el Teatro al Aire Libre “Otto René Castillo”, the Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias.

The evening began with the greeting the Deputy Minister of Culture Max Araujo addressed the audience. Speaking, Araujo urged young people to appreciate the magic of the arts.

Women Marimba, directed by Odilia Jerez, It was the first to make his stage. The melodies "Haze", Jose Domingo Velasquez and collection sones "Fiesta Petenera" opened the presentation. Later came "Guatemalan Tourism", Higinio Ovalle and "Veronica", Sunday Betancourth. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was present in the repertoire with "The Turkish March". Arturo Xicay saxophonist and guitarist Julio Valle joined the marimba in an assembly.

The National Ballet of Guatemala, directed by Sonia Marcos, He offered the performance of the play "The House of Bernarda Alba", Federico García Lorca. The audience responded with applause to the precision and passion of the dancers, which they told the story of the daughters oppressed by a domineering mother, early twentieth century.

Hug 2016 continues today, Saturday 9 April, to 17 hours, with the participation of the National Symphony Orchestra and Modern and Ballet Folklorico. Sunday 10, from the 16 hours with the participation of Marimba National Palace of Culture. Admission is free.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports