Revueltas Festival 2023: Art, Music and Emotion in Durango
Published by Belem Hernández | El Sol de Durango on September 13, 2023
Prepare for a spectacular cultural extravaganza as the Revueltas Festival 2023 is all set to light up Durango from October 13th to 22nd. This eagerly awaited event is a homage to the enduring legacy of the Revueltas brothers, and it promises to be a dazzling showcase of art, music, and emotion.
The Ricardo Castro Theater, which has long been a hub of artistic expression, will be the epicenter of this cultural celebration. It will transform from darkness to brilliance, hosting an array of stellar performances and exhibitions that will captivate audiences. Among the luminaries taking the stage during this festival are the legendary Napoleón, the soulful Río Roma, and the virtuoso Horacio Franco, among many others.
The festival is a heartfelt tribute to the Revueltas brothers, who were passionate advocates for the arts. From October 13th to 22nd, the entire state of Durango will don a festive attire, with over 80 cultural activities scheduled to take place across 12 municipalities. These activities will span a wide range of artistic forms, from children’s theater and jazz to chamber music and the visual arts.
The festival’s opening act on Friday the 13th, titled “Aguascalientes, a Journey to the Heart,” will set the stage for a mesmerizing journey through the heartland of Mexico. The following day, on October 14th, the renowned poet of song, Napoleón, will serenade the audience with his melodious tunes.
On Sunday, October 15th, Plaza IV Centenario will come alive with the evocative trova music of Fernando Delgadillo. On October 18th, the Earthlings of Venezuela, accompanied by the Green Pastels, will infuse the festival with nostalgia and romance. And for lovers of cumbia, Tropicalísimo Apache will make an appearance on October 19th, followed by the enchanting Rondalla de Saltillo on Friday the 20th in the Constitución corridor.
The highlight of the festival will be Río Roma’s performance on Saturday, October 21st. As the grand finale, the festival will close with a mesmerizing show titled “Plumas y Trans-gresoras” featuring flutist Horacio Franco and Daniel Ortega at the Victoria Theater.
But the festivities don’t end there. Plaza IV Centenario will resonate with the rhythmic beats of hip-hop during Ronda Machetera’s performance.
Francisco Pérez Meza, the director of Culture in the state, expressed his gratitude to Aguascalientes, the invited state, for their participation. Over 50 artists from Aguascalientes will grace Durango with their talent, adding to the festival’s cultural richness.
Elia Haro, the head of Tourism in Durango, emphasized that Revueltas is a family-friendly event. With an estimated revenue of over 50 million pesos and a hotel occupancy rate exceeding 60%, it promises to be an economic boon for the region.
For music enthusiasts, special VIP spaces will be available at the Napoleon and Río Roma concerts. Only 400 VIP tickets will be up for sale, with priority given to the first 8 rows starting this Thursday. Additionally, accommodations for seniors and individuals with disabilities will be provided, ensuring that everyone can partake in the magic of Revueltas. This festival is not just an artistic spectacle; it’s a celebration of the enduring human connection to the arts and the indelible mark left by the Revueltas brothers on Durango’s cultural landscape.
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