International Cervantino Festival – Extension Peñasco 2016

Hermosillo, Sonora. September 27, 2016.  Together with Mario Welfo Álvarez Beltrán, General Director of the Sonoran Cultural Institute (ISC), Mayor Kiko Munro presented press with program details for the 44th International Cervantino Festival, to take place October 13th – 16th, with Puerto Peñasco serving as a subsite for the festival, motto for which this year is “Cervantes 400. From madness to idealism.”

IMG_2986-1200x786 International Cervantino Festival - Extension Peñasco 2016Headline performers “A Moving Sound” from Taiwan will open festivities on Thursday, October 13th. The following three days will be filled with boleros and songs by Rito Emilio Salazar and Jorge Martín Aguilar Tirado, as well as Astrid Hadad with the Mysterious Earth show, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sonora, as well as presentations by more than 1000 invited artists.

ISC Director, Mario Welfo Alvarez, stated, through the Secretary of Culture, Puerto Peñasco has joined a project to transmit the multiple events of the International Cervantino Festival in the city of Hermosillo.

“We must stress the economic importance this festival represents, particularly for Puerto Peñasco,” added Welfo Álvarez, “as it is one of the cutting edge tourism spots in northwestern Mexico.”

The state official emphasized among the cities in Sonora invited to participate with the host site of Puerto Peñasco are Caborca, Hermosillo, and San Luis Rio Colorado.

A-Moving-Sound2-1200x649 International Cervantino Festival - Extension Peñasco 2016Headline programs

Thursday, Oct. 13th  “A Moving Sound” (World Music Group,Taiwan)

Traditional rhythms of Taiwan fused with contemporary music in creating a colorful sound that speaks to spirituality, human commitment to others and with nature.

Friday, October 14th

Boleros and songs with Rito Emilio Salazar and Jorge Martín Aguilar Tirado

Saturday, October 15th

Astrid Hadad, “Mysterious Earth”

A journey through magic and stunning scenes straight from Mexico’s history, via Astrid’s humorous, irreverent, though well documented point of view.

Sunday, October 16th

Philharmonic Orchestra of Sonora

Artistic program to include:

– More than 1000 participants, featuring international, national, regional, and local talents

– 26 main events

– 40 alternate performances

At the Malecón Fundadores:

-Five stages

-Theater tent


-Callejoneadas (strolley musicians)

-Art Island

-Conversation table

-Children’s area


-Living statues

-Photography and painting exhibitions

-Art show and muralists

-Presentation of authors

-Diverse workshops

-Special recognition of architect Daniel Almada Ibarra




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