Archive for September 3rd, 2011

A Concert Asking For Tolerance

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Local municipal administration of Guatemala City is characterized by preventing that places dedicated to promoting rock bands open their doors to the public. Artists argue that the mayor’s personal preference determines the decisions that affect the entire population. They criticize his taste for classical music and ignores that rock music is also culture.

So, several musicians gathered in Central Park a few hours ago to bring that message to people and ask for tolerance and fair treatment. The campaign (in Spanish) brings up the hidden desire of the Mayor Álvaro Arzú for leading a European city and they remind him that this is Guatemala and that his job is to solve real problems.

Please tell us how it works in your city. Do you find censorship to certain genres of music where you live?