The 25th edition of the Festival de Musica Colombiana will pay special tribute to the memory of the recently deceased singer Helena Vargas, “La Ronca de Oro.”
During the festival, the sixth National Duet Competition, “Prince of Song,” will be held. It will feature star performances from “Los Hermanos Zuleta,” the “Rondalla Colombiana” and “Czech Acosta,” among others.
The third National Composition Contest, Leonor Buenaventura, will also be held during the festival.
Ahead of the actual festival, an official launch event will take place on the 24th of February, in Bogota, at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.
At this launch event, called “voices and strings in the wings of time,” homage will be paid to the duet “Silva and Villalba” with performance from such maestros as Jaime Llano González and Victor Hugo Ayala.