Guelaguetza 2021 will have digital format again
This Thursday morning, the Government of Oaxaca, through the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), announced that for the second time, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Guelaguetza 2021 will be held virtually.
Karla Villacaa, the head of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts (Seculta), explained in her speech from the Guelaguetza Auditorium that the morning and evening editions of the Guelaguetza 2021, which is “made with love and with great hope,” will be broadcast on Cortv and Seculta, via television and social networks.
According to the final teaser issued today, unlike last year, when the transmission was made with portions of previous editions, the Guelaguetza will be aired live in 2021, but the delegations will participate with their dances from their various points of origin.
“All the eyes of the world will be part of this digital display, where we can enjoy the Mondays of the hill and the keynote presentations that will participate from their places of origin,” the film says, with the motto “let’s dance today more than ever to celebrate life.”
Oaxaca Governor’s participation
Following the screening of the Guelaguetza 2021 promotional video, the governor, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, stated, “we want to reaffirm the greatness of life, of being here to celebrate Oaxaca, and that we were able to face with our heads held high this pandemic which undoubtedly came to restrict the way we lived in humanity and, of course, in Oaxaca.”
He went on to say that the Guelaguetza is the consequence of the people of the state’s desire to share their joy with the rest of the world. “We couldn’t stop holding an event that is in sync with what we have experienced this year because we haven’t stopped as a society,” he explained.
And he underlined the invitation to commemorate the “greatness of our culture and heritage” through the “Caminos de la Guelaguetza” program of virtual and physical activities with hygienic measures.