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"Mulato" concert at the Ruben Dario National Theater | Aug 4, 2010

Karla Kanora and Beatriz Gil. Photo by Julio Molina.
Cinthia Membreño

In honor of the bicentennial of the independence of Ecuador, the South American singers Karla Kanora and Beatriz Gil will give a concert at the Ruben Dario National Theater, located in Managua. The event will be held today, August 5, starting at 7:30 pm and will include a varied selection of Latin American music and pop ballads.

According to the national media, Ramon Rodriguez, Director of the Ruben Dario National Theater, explained that the activity sets the beginning of a cultural agreement between the Nicaraguan national theater and the Ecuadoran one, in its efforts to establish cultural ties with countries of South America.

In addition, Antonio Preciado, Ambassador of Ecuador, said that the name of the concert celebrates the integration of races and the Latin identity. "It's the beginning of a relationship between two countries, which are filled with culture, music and folklore," he stated.

Tickets will be sold at the national theater and will cost C$200 for main stage stage and first balcony, C$150 second balcony and C$100 third balcony.

About the artists:

Karla Quiñonez, artistically know as Karla Kanora, was born in "Barrio Caliente", in the city of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Kanora was a member of the Cuban group "Havana Express" but she started her professional career until 2007 when one of her songs was chosen to promote a Brazilian soap opera. On August 2010, she will launch her firs complete recording material, named "Kanora", with which the singer will explore her the pop world.

The Ecuadoran Beatriz Gil is a graduate of the Chaikovski Conservatory of Moscow, Russia. Despite her formal education in this institution, she chose to cultivate the Latin American music. She won awards like the Best Voice of the Latin American Song Festival. Gil also participated in international bolero festivals from Cuba and Colombia and gave concerts in the United States, Russia, Finland, Cyprus, Brazil, France and Portugal.