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“Entijuanarte Frontera Creativa 2013”: Day 1

First day of the festival and it's closing performance

“Entijuanarte Frontera Creativa 2013”: Day 1

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This Friday October 4th at 7:00 pm the “Entijuanarte Frontera Creativa 2013” festival was officially inaugurated. Every year “Entijuanarte” has been an artistic and cultural platform which promotes art from Tijuana as well as from other states of the country, with a creative proposal that has directly impacted a change in perception for those who observe it from the outside.

In this 9th edition, the State of Durango is the guest of honor. It is a state with a very important artistic presence which is recognized worldwide, as well as being heir to a powerful culture which is drawn from it's history and authenticity.

After nearly a decade of activities and promotion of the artistic media in the region, Entijuanarte has used this growth to widen it's exposition of creators for a broader audience, generating a new perspective of the cultural ambiance, achieving an audience of around 85,000 people during the festival's activities in it's different locations and the stage at Tijuana's Cultural Center (CECUT).

The “Giant ball” made Tijuana vibrate with it's musical program which started shortly after the inauguration of "Entijuanarte | Frontera Creativa". Minutes before 8:00 pm, the Mexican band “Vynil” took the stage. With their Pop-rock style, they have dedicated themselves to transmit their feelings and experiences through their music since 2006.

The following musical act was “Valgur”, a band whose songs have a very folklore inspired style, in which they have fully imbued with the love they have for their country. Inspired and influenced by the Zapotec Culture, Valgure has achieved creations that go from the traditional to the contemporary.

The Jazz trio from Durango “Federico Barragan” was also present. They showed the audience a mix of different musical styles like Funk, Jazz and Latin Jazz. This trio has been at several festivals both National and International.

The group is composed of Federico Barragan, who is the musical director as well as bass player for the band, Absalmon Ruiz on drums and Jorge Pacheco on piano, they have gathered together to shake up audiences with their talent and express a different way of appreciating jazz music with an innovative twist.

Closing the first day of the festival was the band from Oaxaca “La Rumorosa”, who represent Mexico's more traditional music with their own flavor adding different modern elements to it. With experienced musicians from Mexico and the Caribbean, their music is a mix of traditional Mexican folk music with a bit of Caribbean influence as well as electronic and trip hop elements making it a unique musical experience.

“Entijuanarte Frontera Creativa 2013” will continue today on Saturday with Natalia Lafourcade and on Sunday with A Band of Bitches.

Jorge.Guevara@sandiegored.com

Daniel.Aguilar@sandiegored.com

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