Cultural Festival in Chinandega
Faustino Salcedo | May 17, 2012
One afternoon in which there will be samples of national and international cinema, collective painting and a concert of national musicians.
Urban art, film and music will be together next Sunday May 20, at the First Cultural Festival of Chinandega “180 Grados Nicaragua” (180 degrees Nicaragua). The event will be in the City Square of that city, where there will be samples and european cinema, along with a concert, urban dance and a collective paintingof a mural. The appointment with the art is starting from 5:00 pm, completely free.
The activities in chronological order starting at 5:00 pm will be the sguiente way: first the collective painting on a board, then the brake intervention group dance "Night Surprise" after this film follows the sample, and the festival culminates with a concert of various artists.
The activities in chronological order starting at 5:00 pm will be: first the collective painting on a board, then the intervention of the brake group dance "Night Surprise", after this it follows the film sample, and the festival culminates with a concert of various artists.
Events such as the “180 Grados Nicaragua” (180 Degrees Nicaragua) are rare in the country, and in Chinandega is will be the first time that something as this is done. The event is being organized by Heluza Productions and Shasta Films. It is intended that the festival is a platform to promote urban art as Heydi Salazar, director of the group of organizers and producers of audiovisual works that will be performing says.
There will be 4 samples of national cinema projected, among which are " La Siesta" (The nap), "Corre" (Run), "Checherekua" and "Cortes" (Cuts) and 3 foreign samples which are: "Cabos Sueltos" (OddsEnds) and " La Pasionaria” (The Passionflower)", both works are Spanish productions, in addition to " Todo es Cuestión de Trapos" (It's All Matter of Rags) from France. According to Salazar, it is expected to share techniques and styles to tell stories in audiovisual form with this.
During the festival there will be cultural events presented which will featuring the group of brake dance of Chinandega "Nigth Surprise", conformed by teenagers who perform acrobatics characteristic of this urban dance. The concert will be in charge of the punk-rock group of “Ruta 11” (Route 11), integrated by young people between 15 and 19 from the host city: with the musician Pepe Alvarado, from Corinto, and the singer Mario Sacasa.
Visitors will be provided with the materials for the collective painting of a mural on a board, located at the entrance of the event. They will be able to choose from several colors to capture the figure or phrase they want in the mural. The National Police will be guarding the area to maintain order during the night of cultural and artistic exchange.
Translated by Aída Pichardo