PROFILE: Nery Felipe Priego Huertas

Nery Felipe Priego Huertas

Music is my Inheritance. “The passion for music is in my blood, literally,” says Nery Felipe Priego Huertas, who was born in Guatemala City. His mother is from the Pacific coast, his father a Quiche from Huehuetenango. “In those days,” he says, “people from these different locations would not have met. But my father worked on the train. His job […]

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LIVE MUSIC The Kossoy Sisters

Guatemala events

Sat. American folk music at its best performed by The Kossoy Sisters. Their first album Bowling Green (1956) included “I’ll Fly Away.” The Coen brothers used this track in the 2000 film Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Another cut from the same album, “Single Girl, Married Girl” is on the sound track of Obvious Child, a film released in 2014. […]

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Flute and Harpsichord

Shalev Ad-El and Eva Amsler to perform in La Antigua

Written by Shalev Ad-El And Eva Amsler World-renown flautist Eva Amsler and harpsichordist Shalev Ad-El will perform Baroque masterpieces in the magnificent setting at the Colonial Art Museum in La Antigua Guatemala on August 18 at 6 p.m. The program will include works by Telemann, W.F. Bach, Corelli, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. After the concert, guests are invited to […]

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Festival Atitlán

The Festival Atitlán returns for its 9th year, once again celebrating springtime with music, dance, theatre, graphic art displays and workshops, plus a great kid section, and a promise of a beautiful day with family and friends outdoors on the shores of Lake Atitlán. As is the custom, the proceeds are donated to a local good works project. In the […]

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Rising Rock Star: Luis de la Rosa

Luis de la Rosa (photo: Laura McNamara)

The amp buzzes with a crackling hum through the speakers. Much of the young crowd is already alert and attentive, waiting for the first notes to drop. With a casual confidence he lifts the guitar to his waist and, before you can blink, his fingers launch into an erratic frenzy over the juiced strings, somehow producing a harmonious and enlivening […]

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CD Release: Antigua All Stars

l-r: Klay, Wicho and Choko

A collective music project, featuring the diverse songs, sounds and melodies of La Antigua Guatemala, began recently through a serendipitous meeting of one of La Antigua’s much-loved musicians and an Australian engineer. Antonio Jueves, who recently returned to La Antigua from a year of festivals and tours in Europe, and Corrina Grace, who recently moved to La Antigua to start […]

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Cantores Finlandeses Performs For Guatemala

Cantores Finlandeses is a mixed-voice choir of 22 singers

Cantores Finlandeses is a mixed-voice choir of 22 singers under the leadership of conductor Sören Hakola and accompanied by Martin Segerstråle on the piano. Specially put together for the trip to Guatemala, the choir represents the amateur music life of Finland’s Swedish-speaking population and belongs to the country’s largest Swedish-language association for amateur music. All the singers belong to choirs […]

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