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Rock Nica Ecológico Festival in Managua

Faustino Salcedo | Mar 9, 2012

2012 Rock Nica Ecológico Festival poster. | Photographer:

One afternoon full of concerts and environmental activities, promoted by artists and nature activists.

The interest in preserving the environment and keep the country clean is not a few people's job or only for experts. In Nicaragua, Rock Nica Ecológico organizes environmental festivals in which they involve all the sectors of society. After a short time of inactivity, Rock Nica Ecológico comes back with a festival this Sunday March, 11 in the Promotion, Investigation and Social and Rural Development Center (CIPRES), Managua.

The event begins at 1:00 PM. There will be many concert combined with many ecological activities. The visitors can bring recyclable waste and for return they will receive a recycled article. The members of Rock Nica Ecológico (organization of artists with environmental concern) in association with Remisa, the biggest recycle business in Nicaragua, will be teaching to the participants how to separate the garbage. For the kids, there will be handicrafts lessons made of plastic.

Many foundations that work for the preservation of the natural resources are going to make presentations. Some of them are: Centro Cultural de Espàña en Nicaragua, Remisa, the team Rock Nica Ecológico and AMICTLAN (Asociación de Municipios Integrados por la Cuenca y Territorios de la Laguna de Apoyo de Nicaragua). The foundations will be located in ecological kiosks making raffles of t-shirts and articles that promote the environmental care.

Between the programmed activities, there will be a collective sowing of seeds given by the team Rock Nica Ecológico. Also, many environmental experts will be present, as the biologist Fabio Buitrago, the scientist Jaime Incer Barquero, and the Renisa President, Reina Rodriguez. While the expositors are explaining important facts about environmental care, the bands will be playing.

The invited bands to the concert are: La Cuneta Son Machin, Ecos, Clara Grün y Electrochinamo, Monroy y Surmenage and Momotombo. The entrance fee to the Festival is C$25 córdobas. According to Ernesto López (Matute), musician and member of Rock Nica Ecológico, this year they are focused on promoting the environment conservation in national schools. This is the first Festival of 2012, if you decide to go, you will enjoy a moment full of culture and will learn new facts about the environment.

Translated by Olga Ortiz Kurashvili