XI Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz Begins

XI Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz Concert by Jennifer Lara @ienilara

XI Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz opened with a energy-charged reunion concert by the two most representative bands from Central America: the Guatemalan rock band Alux Nahual from Guatemala and Éditus, the Grammy-winning jazz group from Costa Rica at Ermita de la Santa Cruz; one of the best venues in La Antigua Guatemala for concerts.

This time the Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz will showcase a series of cultural and educational events through the entire year as opposed to previous festival which only lasted a few weeks.

There will be plenty of events in the upcoming weeks. There are two events scheduled for Saturday: the concert Bach en la Habana by Tiempo Libre and La Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Municipal and the exhibition El Universo de Carlos Mérida.

The concert could be heard from at least than two kilometers away from La Ermita de La Santa Cruz; I know because thats the distance that separates my house from La Ermita.

I was looking forward to photographing the inauguration concert of Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz, but things just became really complicated at the end of the afternoon and I was unable to assist. Luckily for us, my friend Jennifer Lara attended and she was able to snapped a few shots with her iPhone. She was kind enough to share them with us. Thank you @ienilara.

Photo by Jennifer Lara.

Below you can can see the different events for February and March 2011.

XI Festival Internacional De Cultura Paiz Schudule

Here’s one of the television spots that have been promoting the festival in national television in Guatemala.

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  • Eric

    Watch out for the guard dog that lives just a few feet from ‘stage left’ ! uh, not that I would know, personally (the scar is healing nicely, thank you…)
    I mean, thanks alot, Rudy. I always seem to visit La Antigua ‘entre fiestas’, one has usually just ended, and the next doesn’t start until after I’ve gone. I am glad that there will be events all year long;this increases my chances of attending one! -sigh- Fiesta o no, I do love this town !

    • @Eric, perhaps the fact that you have not visited Guatemala in the dry season has something to do with it. Believe me, the dry season is the best time to visit Guatemala and the best time to be away from Boston. 😉

  • This sounds like a wonderful event. Wish I could attend.

    • @Oakland, come on down, soon we’ll also have the cuaresma (lent) celebrations and then the world famous Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala.

  • I’m so glad Ieni shared the photos… Yes, it was a complicated evening and couldn’t make it either… Thank you Ieni!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂