The festival will encompass 160 events which will take place over the next ten days using four concert halls, eight universities, 15 city parks across 15 towns in the region and will welcome a varied mixture of traditional Colombian cultural events as well as those brought by the international participants.
The shedule, which begins at 6.30PM on Thursday will include storytelling, dance, comedy, a coffee concert, children’s theatre and a large carnival parade. 80,000 visitors are expected to turn out to see the various shows and there will be assemblies and workshops held for artists.
Newspaper El Tiempo stated that 70% of the television programming of the festival will be free throughout Colombia.
On Saturday October 10 there will be a Flamenco performance in the ruins of the Santander Theatre in Bucaramanga, which is soon to be restored.
The Festival has the support of the Colombian Ministry of Culture as well as the Bucaramanga City Hall and Chamber of Commerce.
For a full itinerary visit abrapalabra.com.co