Culture has made the world open to everyone. Yesterday's great night at the Alameda auditorium, capital of Jaen, was made possible by three performances of music, song, and dance from Mexico, the United States, and Guinea Bassau. These three countries are the origins of the three groups which make up the 35th International Festival Folk of The World, hosted by the 'Lola Tores' Association and sponsored by the Provincial Council.
The festival's annual veteran and festival is wrapped up by a loyal audience. There were many different options on this occasion. One of the Lola Torres groups opened the show, reviewing different dances from Jaen on a journey through folklore.
After the introduction of the hosts, it became the turn of American Rhythm Folk Ensemble from Utah (USA). This group is made up of talented young singers, dancers, and musicians who love to share the history and culture behind American music and dance with audiences all over the globe.
The Netos de Bandim Cultural Group, from Guinea Bissau, presented the most original proposal. The Association of Friends of Childhood founded the Netos de Bandim Cultural Group in 2000 with the goal of facilitating socio-cultural integration of Bandim children and youth. Its primary purpose was to provide a space for coexistence, teach good citizenship practices, and offer music, theater, and dance to the most vulnerable who live in extreme poverty. The group has grown over its existence, and gained national and international recognition for its traditional music and dance from Guinea Bissau. The public at Alameda was impressed by his proposal. This is due to the energetic, picturesque nature of the group and the dedication displayed on stage.
The Folkloric Ballet Viva Chihuahua (Mexico) presented the next proposal. In 2004, the proposal was born in Ciudad de Juarez (Chihuahua), and featured a show that was based on indigenous traditions. It has been on numerous tours and festivals throughout Mexico and the United States. His dances, music, and songs caught the attention of the public, many of which are well-known and loved by the public.
To complete the event, the 'Lola Turres' Association performed the popular Bolero de Jaen' to close the new edition of the 'Folk del Mundo.
Today's program will continue in the Plaza de la Iglesia de La Carolina where the Mexican group will perform, as well as in the Municipal Auditorium of Alcaudete where the group of Guinea Bissau will be performing, and at Larva Fairgrounds where the American formation will travel.
Tomorrow's Monday event will take place at the Municipal Palace of Culture, the capital, at 9:00 p.m. Marcos Reguera will be speaking about Gastro Folk and the impact of America on Jaen's gastronomy. He will also discuss the traditional spicy, adobe, and fried foods of Jaen as well as their counterparts in American countries like Mexico.
Tomorrow, the Guinea Bissau group will be performing in Cambil. On Tuesday, July 5, the festival's closing concert will feature performances by Guinea Bissau in Beas de Segura and Utah in Andujar, as well as Mexico in Benatae.