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Posted 11 October, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News
 
 

Mesoamerican Artists Unite in Our Country

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Artists sharing their knowledge during activity.

In order to recover and strengthen Mesoamerican culture, yesterday opened the Second Meeting Mesoamerican Indigenous Artists, activity organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports through the Directorate General for Development and Strengthening of Cultures.

According Everardo Chuc, Chief Development and Strengthening of Cultures, activity with the participation of 16 foreign artists from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and 22 national artists village representatives: Maya, Garifuna and Xinca.

Carlos Batzin, Minister for Culture and Sports, He said that a meeting of this type serves to appreciate the ability of expression which artists express in their works, which are the result of the knowledge they have inherited from their grandparents and nature. Also, He thanked the representatives from each participating country, to help keep the culture alive survived for more than 500 years old.

El artista Isabel Alfred Mateo, from de Nicaragua, indicated that indigenous arts and craft expressions do not have the necessary support from the government, which makes such activities are necessary in order to transmit their knowledge and express their needs, to the acquired traditions from generation to generation are not lost.

The objectives of this meeting are the academic and cultural exchange between the representatives of each country, and to review policies that support indigenous artists whose work represents the rich cultural legacy of ancient civilizations left for the inhabitants of the region and the world.

The closing will take place this day-Friday 11 October- from the 15:30 Hrs. at the National Palace of Culture, Flags salon, with artistic presentations of the countries present at this second meeting.

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