Tuesday - Dec 11, 2018

Laura Pausini conquered Guatemalans hearts


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by the El Reportero’s news services 

 

Italian singer Laura Pausini conquered the hearts of her Guatemalan fans, who today keep the flavor of a concert full of emotions and surprises.  

 

On the eve, Pausini made a musical tour of the best of her hits such as In your absenceWhen you loves somebodyLonelinessOn the other hand, no and Strange lovers, themes she accompanied with anecdotes of her life and always sheltered by the affection of the public. 

 

The singer arrived in Guatemala from the hand of her World Wide Tour to celebrate 25 years of her professional career and to promote her latest album, Hazte sentir.  

 

‘Wonderful and ‘incredible’ were the words most used by fans to define her presentation on the stage of Forum Majadas, accompanied by a select group of musicians. 

 

The singer-songwriter made an aside to include the new musical proposals of her most recent album Hazte sentir, in particular, the song No one has said, which she recorded with the Cuban duo Gente de Zona, and put everyone to dance. 

 

 

Ecuador to celebrate National Day of Culture 

 

Ecuador will celebrate the National Day of Culture on August 9 with musical, scenic and recreational shows in different territories of the country, according to authorities.  

 

That day also marks the 74th anniversary of the creation of the Ecuadorian House of Culture (CCE), which has its main headquarters in this capital. 

 

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage reported on its website about the inauguration on Thursday of the exhibition Art in action, whose objective is the strengthening of national identity. 

 

Artists from different parts of the country will present about 55 works, among them, three-dimensional sculptures, as part of the exhibition that will remain open until the 31st in the Juan Villafuerte Hall in Quito. 

 

At the headquarters of the CCE, the National Ballet of Ecuador and several groups of that institution will be presented, such as the Choir, the Camerata and the Musical ensemble, among others. 

 

In February, the Minister of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, Raúl Pérez, highlighted the work done in the field of arts in this country in 2017, which he considered a fruitful year and with many achievements for the sector. 

 

 

Chile’s SANFIC Film Festival to exhibit attractive program 

 

Almost all the films awarded at this year’s Cannes Film Festival will be at the traditional SANFIC event from Aug. 19 to 26, with Spanish actress Maribel Verdu as a guest of honor.  

 

The 14th edition of the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) will exhibit a multifaceted program that repeats a successful experience with children and adolescents. 

 

However, the section ‘Masters of Cinema’ seems the most solid option of the event with the premiere for Chile -and in many cases for Latin America and the Caribbean- of recent feature films by prestigious filmmakers. 

 

According to Carlos Nuñez, SANFIC’s artistic director, there will be excellent movies such as Dogman (Italy-France), by Matteo Garrone; BlacKkKlansman (United States), by Spike Lee, and 3 Faces (Iran), by Jafar Panahi. For the second time, will be held the section SANFIC Educa, which will screen eight feature films and two short films devoted to 54 schools in this capital and more than 6,000 students, with the idea of also bringing the festival to other regions of Chile. 

 

More than a hundred productions from 25 countries will be shown at the traditional Santiago meeting with the seventh art, which includes competitions in the national and international sections, each with nine films. 

 

 

La Tocada Music Festival celebrates its 5th Anniversary 

 

La Tocada music festival celebrated its 5th anniversary featuring some of the biggest names in alternative and pop music, and finds a new home the Los Angeles State Historic Park last Saturday, Aug. 4. The 2-stages music event produced by Live Nation and Frías Entertainment lineup included unforgettable performances by Café Tacvba, Panteón Rococó, Mon Laferte, Jesse & Joy, Molotov, Porter, Little Jesus, Caloncho and Camilo Séptimo.