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BOLIVIA'S CULTURAL DIVERSITY ON SHOW AT UNESCO

Paris - Bolivian cinema, music, folklore, craftwork, gold and silver work, and art will be on show at UNESCO from June 24, during the Bolivian Fortnight in Paris, organized by the Permanent Delegation of Bolivia to UNESCO.

This festival aims to present a sample of Bolivia's artistic, spiritual and cultural heritage. It will begin on June 24 at 6.30 p.m. (Miró Room) with an exhibition of works by contemporary artists, José Moreno, Roberto Mamani-Mamani and Etji Stih.

The programme of events for the fortnight also includes a projection of Jonas and the Pink Whale (6.30 p.m., Tuesday 25 in the cinema), a film by Juan Carlos Valdivia based on the novel by José Wolfango Monte. This film received the Prix Coral for best photography at the Latin American Cinema Festival in Havana (Cuba) in 1995.

On Wednesday June 26 (6.30 p.m in the cinema), Bolivian guitarist Piraí Vaca will give a concert. This guitarist, who has already performed throughout the Americas and in several European countries, is one of the few Latin American musicians to have received the Fellowship of the Americas offered by the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts (Washington). He also received a fellowship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Germany) foe soloists.

On Thursday, June 27, the Urubicha String Orchestra will give a concert of Baroque music (6.30 p.m., Room 1) which will be followed by a presentation of the fashion designs of Keny and Tery Gutiérrez.

Traditional dances, presentations of gold and silverwork and photo exhibitions will complete the programme.

Contact : Lucia Iglesias Kuntz
Bureau of Public Information
Editorial Section
Tel : 01 45 68 47 28
Email : l.iglesias@unesco.org



 
Author(s) UNESCOPRESS
Source Media Advisory No.2002-26
Publication Date 19 Jun 2002
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