Posted 13 September, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Deployment of Music and Art in the Second Color of Independence Gala

Last night 12 September in the Great Hall "Efraín Recinos" Centro Cultural "Miguel Angel Asturias", celebration was conducted between music and art 193 anniversary of the signing of the independence of our country.

For the second consecutive year, the Ministry of Culture and Sports organized the "Gran Gala of Independence", event that brought together the finest exponents of traditional music and dance of Guatemala, el Ballet Moderno y Folclórico, The Marimba Concert of Fine Arts and The National Choir.

With a full house at the Great Hall the evening began with notes marimba Marimba masterfully performed by the Fine Arts Concert, awakening in the audience that feeling of nationalism characteristic of the national month.

The Independence Grand Gala is an event organized by the MCD to celebrate together with their collaborators and guests the independence of Guatemala, on this occasion a special tribute to "Modern and Ballet Folklorico" Cultural Patrimony of the Nation surrendered, to celebrate 50 year anniversary.

The Modern Folk Ballet and is an institution for their 50 years of existence to put up the name of Guatemala worldwide, giving a sample of our vast culture through dances and traditional dances. By this fact the Minister of Culture and Sports Carlos Batzin, present at the gala, delivered the "Peace Medal" Fernando Juarez current Director of Ballet.

Juarez thanked for recognition received and indicated that this recognition is for all those people that makes 50 years and founded the Ballet without them would not have been possible so far. Ballet director also thanked the MCD and government authorities for the support they have given all this time to that entity.

With an assembly which met at art institutions that participated in the event, concluded the evening where each attendee, recalled the pride of Guatemalan national heroes and makes 193 years signed the declaration of independence.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports