Posted 12 March, 2015 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Ministry of Culture and Sports championed art group will participate in the Rose Parade

The first day of the year 2016 It opens with the Guatemalan culture spread worldwide. The reason for this projection is the presence of Pedro Molina Latin band Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, in the Rose Parade each 1 January is celebrated in the city of Pasadena, California, U.S..

Under this distinction, Minister of Culture and Sports championed the music group, with Mr. Mike Matthiessen, President of the Tournament of the Roses. The activity was held on Thursday 12 March in the Plaza de la Constitution, front of the National Palace of Culture. The event was the mayor of Coatepeque, Emilio Maldonado and teachers accompanying the band. The presence of the Minister Pezzarossi strengthens its commitment to the national culture at all levels. This time corresponds to a musical institution that has been successful in Guatemala and abroad.

The Minister indicated that this group projects the Guatemalan culture with musical pieces that are traditional in our country. The interpretation of national music matched to the characteristic Latin band, It is also a sign of the diversity of the Guatemalan culture, the official said.

The group consists of more than 300 members, between musicians and dancers that energize parades. This was another feature that the organizing committee of the Rose Parade took into account to select the Band Pedro Molina, who adds his second participation in the activity.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports