By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The 34th edition of Mexico City’s Centro Histórico Festival (FCH) got underway over the weekend, with a performance on Friday, March 2, of Gioachino Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” by the Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata at the Templo de Santo Domingo and a simultaneous display of the history of dance and music from traditional folklore sounds to hiphop at the Palacio de Medicina.
There was also a performance by the Colombian group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto at the Plaza de Santo Domingo. Colombia is the guest country at this year’s festival.
Also participating in this year’s FCH, which will run through March 25, are artists and companies from the United States, Spain, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
The festival, which was first held in 1985 to showcase the city’s historical art and architecture, has evolved to become one of the most important cultural events in the country.
In keeping with the festival’s nonprofit roots, many of the events are presented free of charge, and even those with entry fees are usually extremely affordable.
For more information about the FCH and a full list of events, check out the festival’s website at http://festival.org.mx/.