From Oaxaca to the world! Mexican music arrives in Russia (video)

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Fourteen Oaxacan musicians participate in the Spasskaya Tower 2021 international festival in Moscow, Russia.

A group of 14 Oaxacan musicians participates in the presentation of the Music Band and Folkloric Ballet of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), at the international festival Spasskaya Tower 2021, which takes place in Moscow, Russia, from August 27 to September 5.

The Mexican representation made up of 74 people – 14 of whom come from different regions of Oaxaca – prepared for three and a half months in a row, to display their presentation in Moscow’s Red Square.

Part of the repertoire they present includes pieces such as La Marcha de Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Huapango de Moncayo, Danzón No. 2, La Conga del Fuego Nuevo, some marches, God never dies, among other recognized pieces of Mexican music.

Pedro Ruiz Monterrubio, 24, originally from the Zapotec community of Villa Hidalgo Yalálag, Sierra Norte region, and one of the members of the Sedena representation, points out in an interview for EL UNIVERSAL that “it is a pride to represent the entire country, to a secretariat, to Oaxaca and to my community, it is a unique experience [to attend] such an important military festival “, comments the young musician, who is participating in this festival for the first time.

For Carlos Solís Chávez, 29, also from Villa Hidalgo Yalálag, ” being in a country with a totally different culture and showing them a little of what Mexico is is something unique, the reception has been very affectionate and that gives us the satisfaction that we are on the right track and of course, why not, Oaxaca is present with its musicians , always trying to provide the best. “

Yamileth García Santiago, 21 years old, and originally from the San Francisco Telixtlahuaca community, Central Valles region, expresses that “it fills me with pride and satisfaction to be representing our country and being part of such an important festival, Russia received us with great affection “.

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