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Katara set to host 'Roots' fest to showcase Latin American and Caribbean cultures

Katara set to host 'Roots' fest to showcase Latin American and Caribbean cultures


Tribune News Network
Doha
THE Cultural Village Foundation-Katara is gearing up for the 'Roots' festival, an event that will showcase Latin American and Caribbean cultures through a host of music and dance performances and exhibitions.
The event will be held from April 18 to 22, from 10am until 10pm.
This was announced at a press conference held at Katara's Amphitheatre on Wednesday, which was attended by the General Manager of Katara Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti and diplomats from the 12 participating countries' missions in Doha.
The diplomats included the Ambassador of Ecuador HE Kabalan Abi Saab; Deputy head of mission of Brazil Joao Belloc; Ambassador of Costa Rica HE Luis Alberto Guillen Downing; Ambassador of Argentina HE Rossana Surballe; Ambassador of Cuba HE Eumelio Caballero Rodriguez; Charge d' Affaires of El Salvador Giannina Maria Panameno Suazrez; Ambassador of Mexico HE Francisco Javier Niembro Cibrian; Charge d' Affaires of Panama Dr Oreste Del Rio Sandoval; Ambassador of Paraguay HE Angel Barchini; Deputy Chief of Mission of Peru Ruben Espinoza Raymondi; Ambassador of Uruguay HE Jorge Antonio Ser` Sturzenegger; and Charge d' Affaires of Venezuela Fatima Majzoub El-Majzoub.
Sulaiti said,"I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to this special occasion of announcing the launch of the 'Roots' festival, which will see the participation of 12 Latin American and the Caribbean countries. This initiative comes in line with Katara's efforts to open windows to diverse cultures, shedding light on the rich traditions and history of countries from across the world."
An array of performers from Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Cuba, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and Uruguay are set to bring the sights and sounds of Latin America to Qatar.
Sulaiti added,"We are confident that this lively and colourful festival will contribute to achieving the desired goals and will enhance the channels of communication between people from all walks of life, while developing in each person a deeper understanding and appreciation of the different art forms related to Latin America and the Caribbean."
The Dean of Ambassadors of the Latin American countries and the Ambassador of Ecuador, said,"I have the honour to welcome you one by one to this vibrant and prominent institution headed by DrSulaiti. This cultural edifice has consistently provided full assistance and support to all the diplomatic missions accredited in the State of Qatar."
A kaleidoscope of music and dance by Ecuadorian artists will be the key attraction at the inauguration of the festival. The second day of the festival will see breathtaking performances by musicians and dancers from Venezuela at 7:30pm. This will be followed by the Argentinian performance at 8:15pm.
On April 20 and 21, artists from Mexico and Paraguay will perform. The conclusion of the festival will see performances by Peru and Cuba. All the performances will begin at 7:30pm on the dates specified and will be staged in Katara's Drama Theatre.

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