El Sueño Existe Festival of Latin American music and politics
Friday, 28 July 2017, 2:00pm
A tapestry of music, dance, progressive politics, poetry and drama in the beautiful Dyfi Valley of Mid Wales. The music and life of Victor Jara of Chile is the source of inspiration for the festival and the festival seeks to bring the representation of Victor Jara and Allende’s Chile into the here and now so that it can continue to be drawn from as a resource.
The festival takes place on the edge of the small historic town of Machynlleth. There are beautiful mountain walks in the area and the gorgeous coastal areas of Borth and Aberdovey are nearby. There is camping at the festival and also various types of accommodation in and around the town. Early booking of accommodation is strongly recommended.
There will be plenty of opportunity for participation through dance, music making and discussion. Bring your voice and musical instruments.
Wendy Emmett will be speaking about Cuba at the festival. Wendy is a member of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign National Executive. In the last twenty years many people have become increasingly aware of the environmental achievements of Cuba, and she has organised and led tours to Cuba visiting farming co-operatives, sustainable energy projects, urban horticultural schemes and farmers markets, and national parks. In addition, as coordinator of the UK based Cuba Organic Support Group, she has been involved in arranging visits to the UK by a number of Cubans; academics, farmers, researchers and community activists who have spoken at meetings and visited projects all over the country.
Friday 28 July - Sunday 30 July