Music

La Quinta Fest

If you are a singer, you create music or you love to listen to it; then this article will interest you. La Antigua, with its many virtues, is home to many artists; among them, those who are dedicated to music. LaQuinta Fest is a platform that seeks to promote the local artist and their...

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The Friday Band

The central parks of various cities in Guatemala are the heart of community life. These spaces are used by people of all ages, both young and old. Sometimes teenagers can be seen at La Antigua’s Parque Central, meeting with friends and walking around the park again and again while having animated conversations with their...

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Zanate N Stereo and their Chapín Reggae

You may have heard about Zanate N stereo – a Guatemalan reggae group that’s become one of the favorite reggae bands in the country because of its unique style and the quality of the music. The band was formed in 2008, and over the years its popularity has grown, something which has led to...

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The Blue Roots

Along the way to becoming known in La Antigua’s music scene, the group now known as The Blue Roots began playing sporadically and informally in late May of 2014 when they began appearing occasionally at a local restaurant. Finding acceptance of their music, within a few months the musicians found that they needed to...

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Handel’s Messiah

Once again, the Asociación Civil Arte por la Educación is preparing for the annual holiday presentation of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Solo artists will be Julia Taylor, soprano; Liz Cass, mezzo-soprano; Sam Lowry, tenor; and Phillip Hill, baritone. A special addition this year will be the presence of Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Founder and Director...

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The Friday Band

The central parks of various cities in Guatemala are the heart of community life. These spaces are used by people of all ages, both young and old. Sometimes teenagers can be seen at La Antigua’s Parque Central, meeting with friends and walking around the park again and again while having animated conversations with their...

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Na’ik Madera takes the rhythm to the South

Na’ik Madera is a group that’s as unique as each of its members. This group of proudly Guatemalan women – who are artists, musicians, and visionaries – was founded in 2003 with the sole aim of promoting equal rights for women and generating social awareness through songs whose rhythms are irresistible and which lead...

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Fijate Vos… The Lenten Musings of a Grouch

Greetings of the season be upon ye, my Blessed Readers.   This month here in La Antigua, Lent is in full swing (if I may be so bold as to use that verb when talking about Cuaresma). The city is decked out in its finest purple regalia, and it’s getting hard to walk more...

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CasaSito’s Art & Music Festival 2012 “A Festival for Peace and Non-Violence”

Can you imagine over 400 Guatemalan children coming together in one beautiful place to share, play, create, learn and make their voices heard? United for peace and non-violence, CasaSito’s Art & Music Festival brings together hundreds of local children in a cultural event for the whole community. The 4th annual Art & Music Festival...

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Event of the Month: Voces Unidas Music Festival

On August 7th, the town of Alotenango will host the second annual Voces Unidas Music Festival. Between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, the whole town, many local associations, enthused volunteers, and tourists will join together to celebrate local music, traditional foods, and crafts from local non-profits. The event is free and open to the...

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