by the El Reportero’s news services
Embroidered dresses, silver jewelry, wooden masks and designs on paper cut will be enjoyed in the exhibition Memorias de las Manos. Esplendor y colorido del patrimonio from Guizhou, opened today in Mexico City.
The exhibition gathers more than 100 objects from the Guizhou province, located on the plateau of Yunnan-Guizhou, in southwestern China, where 17 out of the 55 ethnic minorities are settled, including the Miao, Dong, Yi, Shui and Bouyei.
Curator Silvia Seligson said that the exhibition seeks to show the treasures of the work done by these communities that work with skillful hands and create artworks full of symbols, instead of sole crafts.
This exhibition is included in the celebrations for the Year of Cultural Exchange China-Latin America and the Caribbean.
As it is such a large collection the exhibition will be split and two months later the artworks will be changed.
There will be another exhibition at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, called Obras maestras del Museo Nacional de Arte de China.
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Ecuador will host in October the 3rd Meeting of Historians of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) on the historic role of Afrodescendants in the construction of American States as a central topic.
In the event, to be held in this capital under the slogan: Diaspore, Culture and Conformation of the American States from the Africanity, will be attended by representatives of 24 countries, 12 in quality of official delegates and the same number as guests, indicated a press release published by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
The meeting will promote spaces of international dialogue on the importance of afrodescendants and the institutionalization of the International Decade of Afrodescendants 2015-2024 in Latin America.
According to the information, the objective of the forum is to contribute to generate public policies of affirmative action for the recognition, justice and development.
The Third Meeting of ALBA Historians in Quito as a commitment of the Ecuadorian government assumed during the 6th Meeting of High Authorities of Culture of ALBA countries, held in September 2015 in Havana.
In that meeting, the Minister of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador also proposed the topic of the Afrodescendants Decade as center of the exchange.
The agenda of the meeting consists in eight worktables about the topics: public policies, social indicators, construction of national states and intercultural relations, Afrodescendant women and panAfricanism.
Locos por Juana premiers new Se Fue La Luz
Locos por Juana premieres the official video for their new single Se Fue La Luz (The Light’s Went Out) featuring ChocQuibTown on Billboard.
The video, directed by French Produccion (ChocQuibTown, Zion y Lenox, Rakim, Arcange), one of the most respected video directors in the Latin industry, reflects the strengths and cultural influences of both groups. It was filmed in a historic neighborhood of Baranquilla called El Barrio Abajo, famous for being the main attraction for visitors and the cultural Mecca for partying. Today it has been somewhat forgotten and the video pays respect to its rich history.