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The alternative music festival will take place on August 11th and 12th in Cartagena de Indias. Photo: CFCE
The alternative music festival will take place on Aug. 11 and 12 in Cartagena. Photo: CFCE

Cartagena set to kick off alternative music festival Pa' La Calle Music Fest

Pa' La Calle Music Fest arrives in Cartagena on Aug. 11 and 12.

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The fourth edition of the alternative music festival Pa' La Calle Music Fest, arrives in Cartagena on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center (CFCE). 

Pa' La Calle Music Fest is a festival that brings together artists of the alternative music scene from different areas of the Caribbean region. During the event, attendees will be able to enjoy a sonic journey through electronic, rock, pop and Afro-Caribbean music fusion.

In its fourth edition, which begins this Thursday, all Cartagena residents and tourists will be able to access the different performances free of charge.

The festival program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with performances by Pavel Ruiz, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Cartagena, who plays genres such as rhythm and blues (R&B), pop and indie pop; Rise of Belt, a Cartagena post-rock and progressive rock band; and the Cartagena duo of DJs and electronic music producers Costa Noise, who, through analog machines, create a performance with a techno sound.

In addition to the group of local artists, the night will feature the presentation of the group Pueblo Music from Santa Marta. This is a retro-futuristic musical project that mixes Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop, R&B and Latin rock sounds.

This year, the festival will also feature an academic day. On Friday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the CFCE, the talk "Alternative Music and the Sustainable Development Goals" will be given by Catalina Navarrete, director of Pa' La Calle Music Fest.

The festival, which aims to strengthen the alternative music industry in the Caribbean region and stimulate the economic reactivation of the cultural sector, is supported by the Ministry of Culture, under the National Cultural Cooperation Program, the Spanish Cooperation Training Center in Cartagena de Indias, Oikos Network Corporation, Kunsamu Foundation, Masaya Hostels, Gente Rara, and Seven Music Studio.

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