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Venezuela’s “El Sistema” Youth Orchestra System Expands to Public Institutions

Nicolas Maduro was present at the inauguration of the new centre (agencies)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro inaugurated a new children’s music centre in the headquarters of the electricity ministry on Thursday as part of plans to greatly increase the number of children receiving free classical music education in the country.

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Venezuela's Caracas Theater Festival Surpasses Expectations

With more than 649 shows, 152 groupings, and 26 public theatres, the III Caracas Festival of Theater took over the capital this

With more than 649 shows, 152 groupings, and 26 public theatres, the III Caracas Festival of Theater took over the capital this week in a genuine expression of popular culture that surpassed all expectations.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Laments Death of Leftist Colombian Writer Gabriel García Marquez

Nicolas Maduro (Archive)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has lamented the death of Colombian author and Nobel-prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who passed away yesterday at 87 years of age.

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Spanish – Venezuelan Production Wins Best Ibero-American Film at Goya Awards

“This is the first Goya for Venezuela!” explained the film’s Venezuelan director Miguel Ferrari (centre) in his acceptance

The film Blue and Not So Pink (Azul y No Tan Rosa) has become the first Venezuelan film to win a Goya at the Spanish Academy of Art’s prestigious annual Goya awards ceremony. 

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Various Countries Participate in ‘Chavez Was Here’ Campaign

One month before the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death, countries such as Bolivia, Cuba, Argentina, and Russia are participating in a global campaign to pay homage to him and his political achievements.

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Robotics Classroom Program Promotes Venezuelan Children’s Technological Talent

One of the robots (VTV)

Thanks to the Creative Classrooms Program called I like Robotics, that the Venezuelan government is promoting, children between the ages of eight and twelve years are involved in the technological advances of the country, with the building of robots.

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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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Venezuela's New Culture Law Promotes “Decolonisation Thought”

The new culture fund will be used to promote indigenous heritage, along with other aspects of Venezuelan culture (Ryan Mallett-O

After seven years of planning and public consultation, Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) has passed a new law aimed to promote Venezuelan culture.

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Bolivar Movie Launched as Venezuelan Film Production Increases

The film “Bolivar, the man of difficulties” will be shown in Venezuela beginning August 16. (Sibci)

Yesterday President Nicolas Maduro attended the premiere of the Venezuelan film, “Bolivar, the man of difficulties” in Caracas.

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At Monte Ávila Publishers, Books Aim to Fill Historical Debt

A renowned author and poet, Monte Ávila President Carlos Noguera publishes his writings through other companies to avoid partia

When Carlos Noguera took over the presidency of the Monte Ávila publishing company in 2003, he faced an organization in a state of “intensive therapy.”

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Venezuela to Expand Its El Sistema Music Program

Jose Abreu (left) and President Nicolas Maduro (VTV)

Founder of Venezuela’s world famous El Sistema music program, Jose Abreu, met with President Nicolas Maduro last night to discuss expanding the program. They agreed on a project called Musical Program Simon Bolivar, which will aim to have one million Venezuelan youth and children playing musical instruments.

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Venezuela: Artists Form National Guitar Network

Venezuelan musicians

Venezuelan musicians and and cultural authorities formed a national guitar network on Wednesday, aimed at promoting the instrument nationwide.

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Venezuelan Film Industry Beginning to Flourish

A community film showing (AVN)

The rise in the quantity and profile of Venezuelan films comes after a spectacular collapse in the industry in the 1990s.

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Venezuela’s Dancing Devils Receive Country’s First Intangible Heritage Recognition by Unesco


One of Venezuela’s most celebrated traditions was granted Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on Wednesday during a committee meeting of the international body in Paris.

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Caracas Hosts National Conference on Venezuelan Cultural Diversity

An event during the close of the 7th National Cultural Diversity Conference in Caracas yesterday (Primicias24)

Close to 2,000 representatives of communities from all over Venezuela arrived in Caracas last Monday to participate in the country’s 7th National Cultural Diversity Conference.

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