Cumbre Tajín 2013-Festival de la identidad

Cumbre Tajin 2013 – Festival of the Identity

Cumbre Tajín is a cultural festival that takes place in northern Veracruz, in the Papantla de Olarte district. Its objective is to preserve and promote the cultural wealth of the Sacred Archeological region of Tajin.

The first edition of the festival took place in 2000 and it is held near the spring equinox in the Takilhsukut Park, in the archeological zone of Tajin and the center of Papantla, where different ceremonies, seminars, rituals, alternative therapies, indigenous games, concerts, dance, conferences and exhibitions take place.

The fourteenth edition of Cumbre Tajin will be held March 21st to 25th, 2013, in Papantla, Veracruz, Mexico. Activities and meetings will be devoted to the "Rebirth of the self".

This year, the Festival receives proposals and projects of contemporary reality, restored by the indigenous wisdom through the Maya culture, since December 2012, marked the end of an era.

Cumbre Tajin 2013 will have the following main objectives:

  • Share with the world the Holy City of El Tajin in all its magnificence (historical, architectural and rituals)
  • Preserve the Indigenous Arts Center that inheriting and disseminates traditional knowledge in all its doctrines
  • Encourage cultural dialogue to overcome differences through coexistence and return the value of respect
  • Admiring the ritual ceremony of the Flyer men as a standard of identity and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
  • Honoring the sacred spaces and demonstrations, that serves man to find himself
  • Promote the identity and the search for new paths, from the world view of the Totonac culture

Concert Calendar:

Cumbre Tajin is among the five most important cultural festivals in Mexico and among the most outstanding in the world. This year the musical activities will include:

Thursday March 21: Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Chambao, Juan Solo and Los Rumberos de Massachusetts.

Friday March 22: Pet Shop Boys, Regina Spektor, Silvia y Karmen, Ceci Bastida and La Manta.

Saturday March 23: The Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, Ozomatli, La Gusana Ciega and Sistema Bomb.

Sunday March 24: Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Nortec Collective and Emmanuel Jal.

Monday March 25: Los Tigres del Norte, Julieta Venegas, Celso Piña, La Sabrosa Sabrosura and Villalobos Brothers.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 15:31

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