Festival Cultural Zacatecas 2013
 

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Culture Fest 2013 – music, art & more

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Here are a few highlights from the Zacatecas Cultural Festival 2013.  Codigo Postal is a really nice musical group from Veracruz for jazz-folk sound.  The Javier Marin sculpture exhibition shows off this artist´s range, he has achieved an international reputation http://javiermarin.com.mx/en, we are very fortunate here in Mexico to have access to so many great visual artists and their work.

These videos and more content are now featured on Mexico Explorer TV in the series hosted by Susana Salinas “Pasion por las Artes.”  Mexico Explorer TV is on satellite from USA south to Venezuela, soon to be on cable systems throughout Mexico.  http://www.mexicoexplorer.com.mx/

Luis Díaz BLUES

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Luis Díaz, Mexican Blues artist manages to capture the essence of the blues, writing and singing in his native español about themes close to home. He says that when he began 30 years ago Mexican rockers and blues singers were in imitative mode, singing in English and copying these USA & England born forms. With experience and knowledge he and others like the great retired group Real de Catorce began to use Spanish with songs written about social and personal issues close to home, which is what the blues is essentially all about.

With 2 CD´s now distributed you can see Luis around Mexico including the AGUASBLUES Fest in Aguascalientes, the largest venue for this music annually.

Yo, en una Cantina? Part 1

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This theatre piece by Compañia Artistica Torrena was featured in the 2013 Festival Cultural Zacatecas.  It was written by Gricelda Torres in the historic cantina Las 15 Letras, and features this cantina in a starring role.  The characters and action refer to the 1940´s golden age of Mexican cinema, in which actors came from the world of theatre, of cabaret, musical comedy and lower forms of performing arts, and characters – much like film noir in the USA – were musicians, drunks, sad women hiding behind happy faces, all sorts of politicians and mafiosos.

The 15 Letras Cantina has been open and run by the same family since 1906.  Women have only been permitted to enter within the past 10 years, a change which was resented by some old-timers fearing their space would be invaded, but for the most part it has been a happy transition.   In 3 parts.

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