Posts Tagged ‘Festival’

The International Jazz Festival at Guatemala City Begins!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The International Jazz Festival at Guatemala City II by Hugo Muralles

Every year we have this wonderful International Jazz Festival hosted by IGA (Instituto Guatemalteco Americano).  In this press conference, hosted by Ana Sylvia Ramirez, the festival was announced also for Xela, Cobán and Antigua. Most of the concerts are free and the ones you have to pay, really worth it.

In the main picture, also appears the Guatemalan Musician Juan Carlos Murga, he shared some words with the journalists in the press conference, referring to the Jazz listening experience in general he said: “It is uplifting, is something that perhaps have not felt”.

The festival starts today and we have this all month of Jazz to enjoy.  By the way, this is the fifteenth edition.  The best of luck to both organizers and musicians!

Festival Internacional de Jazz Guatemala 2014 It’s Almost Over!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Eliana Burki en Guatemala por Hugo Muralles

A recently created Big Band from Guatemala opened the annual Jazz Festival, a month ago.  This years festival it’s almost over, a few concerts are left for this week, both in Antigua and Guatemala City.  If you are in Antigua today don’t miss Eliana Burki at CFCE (Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española)  Yesterday we had the chance to see her in a marvelous concert, in the main picture she plays the alphorn.

Estefani Brolo & What The Funk

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I started the day with a very simple task: Attend the music festival that local administration has organized in zona 1. The aim is to promote music that is being created in Guatemala City with live performances at several parks around what is known as el centro.

How cool is that?

Well, I had the chance to see a live performance by one of my favorite bands, but I’m going to talk about Estefani Brolo and the band that accompanies her: What The Funk.

Finally another charismatic performer! An enjoyable and well-executed mixture of R&B, Funk and Jazz.  It was great to see her live, she captures you  from the first moment she steps onto the stage.  I’ll be posting a video of the presentation in a few days.  Meanwhile, you can hear something in the video below:

The festival continues over the weekend, so expect more music in a few hours.

The Paiz Marimba Festival

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The Paiz Marimba Festival took place at The National Theatre Miguel Angel Asturias, the event was a success and the experience proved to be unique. In the photograph, the lobby of the Hall Efraín Recinos, where was exposed the elaboration process of marimbas.

The Paiz Marimba Festival is Coming!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

XXXI Festival de Marimba PaizQuality is guaranteed with an assemblage of the top ten marimbas from Guatemala who will be performing on September 25th with two shows at Cultural Center Miguel Ángel Asturias, the Festival de Marimba Paiz celebrates its thirty-first edition.

The musical direction is by Guillermo De León Ruiz with special guests, including Bob Porter and his Orchestra.

Porter who came in the 70’s to Guatemala worked with great musicians of that time, also traveled from mid-eighties with his orchestra to the United States where they were always recognized for their music, a few years ago they return to Sacramento JazzFest and earn a place in the top three orchestras. That fills him with satisfaction and smiles as he recalls the experience at the rehearsal.

He says that while some might argued that they didn’t have the same technical level, there was something special about the musicians who made ​​them become part of the best bands at that time.

So, you already know which place you should attend the 25th of this month. To find out more, visit the website of the Fundación Paiz (Paiz Cultural Foundation).