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Women in the revolution and the revolution of women festival in Matagalpa | Jul 10, 2009

Cinthia Membreño

Concerts, documentaries screenings, conferences, among other activities, will be part of the fourth edition of a festival named "Women in the revolution and the revolution of women", which started yesterday, July 9, at Centro Cultural Guanuca, situated in the department of Matagalpa.

According to information provided by Carola Brantome, board member of this institution, the event is held every year, since 2005, in order to honor those women who participated in the insurrection of Nicaragua and during the revolutionary process of the 80's.

"The festival has changed its dynamic over the years," said Brantome. This change has been accomplished by new artistic, cultural and aesthetic proposals that have allowed the audience to own a space where they can debate topics like the history of revolutionary processes and the contribution of women towards the freedom of people.

The activities will end on Saturday, July 18, at 7:30 pm with the concert of "Los Hijos del Maíz" group, will plays testimonial and Nicaraguan traditional music. All the activities are for free and have the main objective of showing young people, from a feminist perspective, a critical look at the history of the revolution and its contradictions. For more information, see our Events Calendar.