International Cervantino Festival returns to Puerto Peñasco

This Fall, Puerto Peñasco will once again be a subsite for the XLIV International Cervantino Festival under the motto “Cervantes 400. From madness to idealism.”

Thousands of artists are scheduled to take part in the event from Oct. 13 – 16, which will be the fifth time this port has been a subsite for the renowned international festival. This year, the festival will pay homage to Cervantes through a lavish program that brings together the best of the arts.

Noting tireless efforts to promote the city, stressed Mayor Kiko Munro, Puerto Peñasco has once again become fashionable and has welcomed 1.8 million visitors during the first 8 months of 2016.  He stressed the importance of maintaining this rhythm in attracting visitors, which is why cultural or recreational events are planned to take place every two months on average. So far these have included  the 2015 Cervantino Festival, the 2015 Winter Opera Gala, 2016 “Viva Peñasco, Fiesta and Culture” Carnaval, the first International Jazz Festival, Marina Fest, and Salsa Festival, among others.

Nina Mier Nogales, City Director of Art & Culture, detailed the malecón will once again set the stage for the festival’s four-day enriched program, which will include artistic performances by Taiwan based group “A Moving Sound” who since 2010 have become a musical phenomenon in Asia and across the globe.  “A Moving Sound” will kick off the event with the first performance on Thursday, October 13th at 10 p.m.

“The traditional rhythms of Taiwan will meld with contemporary music in creating a colorful sound that speaks to spirituality and of the human commitment to others and to nature,” she noted, “The Philharmonic Orchestra of Sonora is also scheduled to perform.”

There will be five stages in areas of the malecón, including a theater tent, the traditional alley “callejoneadas”, Art Island, living statues, photography and paint exhibitions, an art show, presentation of authors, diverse workshops, as well as an artistic program to include 26 main events along with 40 alternative functions enhanced with the participation of regional, national, and international artists.

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