Páayt’aan festival in Izamal is Back Feb 29-March 3

Music, dance, gastronomy, workshops,talks and more!

Páayt’aan festival is in its third edition and will offer more than 40 cultural and gastronomic activities. It will take place in Izamal, Yucatán, from February 29 to March 3. 

This festival aims to promote the exchange of voices and knowledge among the identities that coexist in the Yucatán Peninsula, including Mayan and mestizo criollo cultures, highlighting their strong and well-defined identities against weaker identities diluted in the globalized world.

What will you find? 

You will see photographic exhibitions, talks, ceremonies, workshops, rituals, dance, and theater. In this unique differential offering, you will experience representative elements of the original culture, such as kakaw rituals and Bacabes ceremonies, as well as displays of contemporary cultural elements, with activities for all audiences. For the first time, this edition will also feature a series of activities, storytelling, and singing performances for children.

One of the festival’s highlights is the archeoastronomy exhibition “Cooking Life: Mayan Cosmogonies,” worked on with the Autonomous University of Yucatán, UADY, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, curated by Pascale Le Thorel, which contains extraordinary photographs of planets and Mayan iconography.

Music Concerts: 

Páayt’aan will feature the participation of renowned local and international artists and groups such as the Yucatán Symphony Orchestra, OSY, singer Malena Durán, Yucatecan troubadour music with the Trío Madrigal, Latin American music with the group Yahal Kaab, Mexican singer Rodrigo de la Cadena, the Yucalpetén Typical Orchestra, an acoustic concert with Il Furore, a vocal ensemble with the group Tumben Paax, Cressida Dance, and piano recitals.

Check the program here:

The event is organized by the Colectivo Diálogos Izamal A.C. and the Institute of Mexicanity, since the year 2022.

More information at: https://lacitaizamal.com/

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