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First International Bolero Festival

Róger Solórzano Canales | Feb 12, 2013

Nicaraguan musician preforming bolero songs at the conference. | Photographer: Róger Solórzano Canales

Artists form Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua will performed a masterful concert of smooth rhythm.

“Bolero moves between the corny and the sublime. Everything fits in the bolero: love, desire, sadness and the bitter sorrow”, said the Nicaraguan musician Ofilio Picón before interpreting fragments of great songs during the conference presentation of the First International Bolero Festival, that will be held with a concert of international artists this Wednesday 13 February, at the Main Hall of the National Theater Ruben Dario.

This event organized by the Camerata Bach, will count with the international participation of Beatriz Marquez (Cuba), Edmundo Alfaro (El Salvador), Beatriz Arellano (Colombia), Lupina Cantu (Mexico) and the participation of national artists such as Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy, Eugenio Granera, Rommel Ocampo, Rebecka Molina, Jazz Tá and the Camerata Bach.

The artist selection will preform themes of the greatest composers of the genre and some recent productions. Ramón Rodriguez, the director of the Camerata Bach, said that the audience will enjoy diverse expressions such as the bolero-jazz, bolero of trios and boleros of orchestra.

The presentation will be held on the night of February 13 at 7:30 PM as a tribute to Valentine's day celebrating love and friendship. The tickets are already available at the teather box office. The prices are C$250 for the low area and first balcony, C$200 for the second balcony and C$150 for the third balcony.

“I feel immensely pleased at my first visit to this beautiful country”, said the Colombian Beatriz Arellano, who received the invitation from the organizers and assured that the audience will be delighted with the performances and will leave her country's name up high as a participant of the festival.“I congratulate the organizers because they are reviving the soul of love, the heart of love that is the bolero", said Salvadoran Edmundo Alfaro who is very proud to be part of the event, he said.

For many years, Ramón Rodriguez with the Camerata Bach wanted to develop this bolero project. It was always very difficult to make it, however this time they obtained the support of the embassies of the four participant countries and from diverse private corporations of the country.

Beatriz Arellano, Ramon Rodriguez, Juan Figueroa, Edmundo Alfaro and Salvador Martinez

Translated by Olga Ortiz Kurashvili