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Nights of Jazz, urban art and hip hop in the last days of the Mérida Fest

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The wealth and talent of the artistic community will be reflected in the different jazz, hip hop, urban art and fashion shows that will take place at different venues at the Mérida Fest 2024 “La Fiesta de la Ciudad. An international festival.”

The theatrical eccentricity of “Kabúnker” will surprise with the proposal of the Ramblers Teatro collective, a delirious satire, inspired by fantasy grotesqueries, comics, mystery films and contemporary jester techniques, caricatures the excesses of power and criticizes the decomposition of the social fabric.

The work, suitable for young people from 15 years old, is presented on the 19th and 20th, at the Olimpo Cultural Center, it is directed by Aleé Sánchez, based on an original text by Juan E. Chávez, in which Juan Ramón Góngora, Michelle Arrébola, Ariadna Amexia and Momus Androgino.

Merida Fest 2024

On Friday the 20th, the “Poems in Pajamas” shows arrive, in which María San Felipe will share poems from her next book and new songs at the Fernando Castro Pacheco Cultural Center, while Gina Osorno, David Sánchez, and Nadia Escalante are preparing a night of poems and original songs at the Amaro Cultural Forum.

Cumbia Yucateca festival culminates

The Yucatecan Cumbia Festival. The Pura Gozadera Fest ends this Friday with the presentation of the Malafacha Show in the Parque de Santiago, as well as “The Directions of the Kuxaán Suum” by the company U Yotoch Yúuyum Colectivo de la Memoria at the Daniel Ayala Theater. The staging, a premiere production at the festival, invites us to reflect on the generational wisdom transmitted between grandmothers and granddaughters, set in a myth of the Mayan culture.

Hip Hip Festival at Mérida Fest

The Mérida Hip Hop Festival 2024 showcases the best urban art with breakdancers, graffiti painting artists, and more. The activity will be from January 19 to 21 in the Mejorada Park. Among the participants are Ceiba Flava, Los Mayucas, Kill Beat, Triple 9, Floresca Fam, and Serendipia Mc’s; There will also be breakdance and rap freestyle battles.

The “Jazz Nights” will show great exponents of the genre with Conejo Eléctrico and the Brass Funkers and Chris Flory International Quintet (both on Friday the 19th), and the “Voice Prints” show, with Gina Osorno and the band Dreamers, and Aguamala ( Saturday 20th). Both days the venue will be the Santa Ana Park.

Also, in regional theater, Melo Collí will bring fun to the Parque de la Cruz, in the Juan Pablo II neighborhood, while Los Méndez will make everyone dance in the Emancipación park (Colonia Vergel II). Censurado (in the Vicene Solís neighborhood park) and Banda Ysrael (Xoclán Susulá park) will also perform.

Merida Fest 2024

Likewise, the City Museum is preparing to open this Friday, January 19, three new collections that revolve around fashion: “Indumentum. Elena Martínez Bolio. Dressmakers. Magicians and Sculptors” is a sensitive reflection on the importance of clothing throughout generations and how clothing plays a fundamental role in the different stages of our lives.

“Serge Barbeau. Retrospective”, portrays 25 years of fashion photography, and “Artifice in essence. Marcela Díaz”, includes sculptural work whose constancy is the appearance of the contemporary and tradition, always fused as an essence.

Fashion catwalk in the Peace Park

With the Peace Park as the setting, fashion will be the center of attention at “NUA. Fashion Show” by David Salomón. The catwalk will take place on Saturday the 20th and is inspired by a new woman who seeks to be comfortable while still being glamorous and elegant.

Likewise, on Saturday the international production “Sutil” arrives, which combines voice, piano, water, fire and aerial acrobatics, with the Ilaii company. The directors are Karen Bernal, Amando Pérez and Stephan Choinire.

Night of cultures in the Plaza Grande

That same day, the “Night of Cultures” program welcomes Ricardo Ribeiro, one of the most prominent voices of the new generation of Portuguese fado singers, and the Russian violinist Elena Mikhailova, in the Plaza Grande. The outstanding artist, winner of more than 20 national and international awards, will perform “Kaleidoscope on 4 Strings”, with her violin with works by Paganini, Eugéne Ysaÿe, Albeniz and Kreisler.

On the other hand, on Sunday the 21st, the violinist will also be a guest soloist of the Mérida Chamber Orchestra in the “Cálido Invierno” concert. The repertoire includes works by Vivaldi, Massenet, Sarate and Bazzini, at the Palacio de la Música.

That same day, the Mérida Fest will receive the talent of the band Gondwana in the Plaza Grande. The Chilean group is a pioneer of the reggae sound in Spanish and has been nominated twice for the Gardel Awards in Argentina.

Among the literary activities to enjoy in the coming days are the presentation of the books by Luis Varguez Pasos and Sergio Ceballos, as well as the concerts “Toda una vida. 50 years of experience. Jorge Buenfil », “Inheritances. Jahal Kab. 45 years of music” and the premiere of “Sora”, a stage experience that combines visual theater, object theater, performance, and soundscape.

Venues and schedules can be consulted on the website www.merida.gob.mx/meridafest. All Mérida Fest activities are free and it is recommended to arrive one hour in advance, especially for activities in closed spaces due to their capacity.

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