Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014

Cumbre Tajin Music Festival

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The Governor of the Mexican State of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, officially inaugurated the 2014 “Cumbre Tajín Festival” on Thursday March 20th, calling it a worldwide example of how to communicate and promote the Mexican culture nationally and internationally.

Cumbre Tajin offers many activities to the visitors who come to Veracruz, including art exhibitions, concerts, workshops, expositions and film showings.

I want to welcome everybody to this event, which allows us to proudly show off the culture that defines us and gives identity to the people of Veracruz,” Duarte de Ochoa said. “This is a shared achievement with local communities that have been honored by UNESCO, the National Council for Arts and Culture (Conaculta) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for their natural and human value. Year after year, the Cumbre Tajín creates a meeting point between civilizations and a door between two worlds with their own identity.”

The Mayor of Papantla, Marco Romero Sánchez, said that he was pleased to receive thousands of visitors to what he said was the “cradle of Totonac culture.”

Lázaro Ramírez, a Totonac elder, thanked the representatives of the municipal and state governments for their support for his community,  he said that this event is part of the great harvest that “the Creator offers, to the good Totonac people, to continue with their culture generation after generation.”

The inauguration ceremony included the traditional “Danza de los Voladores de Papantla“, as well as purification rituals and the so called “limpias”.

Thursday’s concerts featured Macuiles, L.A., Bajofondo, Edward Sharpe y The Magnetic Zeros and Jack Johnson.

They were followed on Friday by American musical groups such as Tool, Primus, Puscifer, Tomahawk and Vayijel.

Latin American bands such as Babasónicos, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, Fobia, Los Amigos Invisibles and Funker played on Saturday.

On Sunday Afrojack, Nervo, The Crystal Method, Samantha Ronson and The Wookies played on stage.

And on Monday, attendants enjoyed different music genres, with the performances of Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Jenny and the Mexicats, Los Ángeles Negros, Los Románticos de Zacatecas and Soflama.

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