The International Festival of Mayan Culture (FICMaya) will be held this year from 13 to 23 October, and now in its 5th edition the festival will continue to pursue the aim of spreading the Maya culture while recognizing its importance and positioning Yucatan and Mexico as a cultural reference for international tourism.
Since its first edition in 2012, the FICMaya cultural events have focused on themes ranging from landscape, architecture and science. This year’s theme is language — “From language to the imagination” — which encourages dialogue and transmitting values.
The Festival has served as a space to strengthen cultural exchange between peoples, and this year’s guest country is the Dominican Republic with the guest state of Tabasco. Special performances will include the Dominican National Folkloric Ballet and the marimba of Tabasco.
At opening ceremony, opera singer Filippa Giordano will perform as she did in 2013, and in this edition will be accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan along with Armando Manzanero as special guest.
The Armando Manzanero National Award will be presented to recognize new talents in musical composition and interpretation.
FICMaya 2016 will feature the participation of 1,200 artists, among whom are Yucatecans such as Sergio Esquivel, Armando Manzanero, Cecilio Perera, Conchi Leon, the Merida Big Band, Ricardo Vega, Mario Herrera Flores “Mario III” and Jasmine Lopez “Tina Tuyub”.
Tickets to attend the event can be purchased at the four venues where the Festival will take place, as well as other outlets. Prices range from $25 to $ 150 pesos. There will also be free events in various city parks, and even in hotels, cultural centers and galleries in the city.
Peon Contreras Theatre (Calle 60 x 57 and 59, Centro)
Armando Manzanero Theatre (Calle 62 x 69 and 61, Centro)
Fantasio Theatre (Calle 60 by 59 and 61, Centro)
Daniel Ayala Theatre (Calle 59 and 61, Calle 60, Centro)
Gran Mundo Maya Museum (Calle 60 Norte No. 299 E, Revolucion, Merida Yucatan)
You can consult the official website of FICMaya or its various social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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