Marimba, a feeling passed down from generation to generation 

Thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, hundreds of Guatemalans enjoyed a free marimba concert.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Josue David Acevedo Rivas -AGN- The Plaza Central was the place where hundreds of Guatemalans gathered to enjoy our national instrument in celebration of the National Marimba Day.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports  -MCD- conducted the commemoration ceremony with the Marimba Femenina de Conciertos. In addition, several marimbas performed a 12-hour concert, which enhanced the folkloric spectacle.

A deeply established tradition

In this cultural festival, the Vice Minister of Culture, Rodrigo Carrillo, welcomed the activity, allowing the music masters to perform before many Guatemalans in Zone 1.

Before the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, the keys of the marimba began to resonate, enchanting locals and foreigners alike with their emblematic melodies.

The first to perform was the Marimba Femenina de Concierto, accompanied by the César Augusto Hernández National Choir of People with Disabilities, who performed traditional songs and got the audience out of their seats to dance.

Marimba, feelings, and emotions 

People of all ages were united with the same emotion to the sound of the marimba, creating memories that will be remembered for generations, evidencing their love for having one of the most beautiful instruments in the world.

The rest of the day, the Plaza de la Constitución was the heart of the marimbas that delighted many Guatemalans with the sounds of our beloved Guatemala. 

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