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First 'Suena Caracas' Latin American Music Festival Draws Massive Crowds

(Emilio Ilic La Peruta)

The highly anticipated festival saw 138 different musical acts from around the world perform at a series of different public spaces across Venezuela's capital, including public squares and newly refurbished public theatres. Big names such as Cultura Profetica and Cafe Tacuba played in the diverse program which began on November 28th and ended December 6th.

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The Philosophical Summit of the Poor

As well as political debate, the event encourages spontaneous cultural creation, such as this rap performance. (Photo: teleSUR)

 

The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday, October 3rd.  Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor, and came to view the exhibit of paintings that had been birthed through collective creation and discussion.

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Philosophical Summit of the Poor Draws Hundreds of Participants in Caracas, Venezuela

People discussing and debating at the philosophical summit of the poor in Caracas (Cory Fischer-Hoffman, Venezuelanalysis)

The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday.  Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor.

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First International Film Festival in Caracas Projects Latin American Visions

A mural was created to draw attention to the festival (FestCineCCS)

On Friday, September 12, Venezuela's First International Film festival commenced in Caracas. The festival features over 100 films from across Latin America, 89 of which have been entered into a competition whose winner will be selected by popular vote at the end of this week.

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Venezuelan Artists and Entertainers to Benefit from New Protective Law

Roberto Messuti on VTV on September 9th, 2014 (archive)

The Venezuelan parliament has ratified a law that enables national artists to access social security benefits.

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Third International Percussion Festival in Barlovento, Venezuela

The festival celebrations began on August 27th (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

More than 350 percussionists from Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and several states of Venezuela took part in the third  International Percussion Festival of Barlovento 2014 (FIPBAR).

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Cultural Ministers of Celac Countries Meet in Caracas

The Celac cultural summit in Caracas, on August 21st. (Minci: JR)

Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development. 

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The Parranda de San Pedro

(Manaure Quintero/CDO)

This week the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added the Parranda de San Pedro to the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Parranda de San Pedro is a traditional festival celebrated in the towns of Guarenas and Guatire in Miranda state on the Feast Day of San Pedro.

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Venezuelan Culture on Display at Tourism Fair

Local art featured prominently at this year's Fitven (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis).

Dancing devils, gourmet chocolate, shaman rituals and a plethora of local art were just a few treats on display for visitors to Venezuela's eighth annual tourism fair.

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Theatre Program Launched in Venezuelan Schools to Create “Culture of Peace”

Maduro at the Teresa Carreno Theatre in Caracas launching the Children’s and Youth Theatre Movement yesterday (Prensa Presiden

Yesterday the school program titled the “Cesar Rengifo” Children’s and Youth Theatre Movement was kicked off, as students returned to class for the new school year.

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