Discover the Cultural Greatness of Mexico at Mex I Am Festival

DEPESHA is proud to support MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT interdisciplinary festival in San Francisco, showcasing the best performing arts, culture and ideas from Mexico. Launching on July 19th and running until July 26th, 2015, MEX I AM will feature some of the best performers from various genres and traditions, as well as presentations from some of the most influential Mexicans in their fields of expertise around the world.

“It is my great pleasure to present the second edition of MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT, the festival that celebrates the ascending cultural and creative presence of Mexico worldwide,” said Dr. Andres Roemer, Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco. “Mexico and the Bay Area are dynamic examples of mobility and innovation. Through MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT, we are affirming this exciting reality. Let’s move together. Let’s be part of this movement. Today, all California is MEX I AM.”

Some of the program highlights of MEX I AM festival include:

The screening of the exciting latest film to come from the widely influential Mexico cinema: Buen Día, Ramón by director Jorge Ramirez-Suarez.

It tells the story of Ramón (played by actor Kristyan Ferrer), a young man from a small northern Mexican town who has tried, unsuccessfully, to cross the US border five times. Back home he refuses to become a criminal. Instead, he decides to travel to Germany and contact a friend’s aunt but his plans go awry when he can’t find her. He struggles to survive on the streets, not properly prepared for the harsh weather and carrying practically no money, until he meets Ruth (a German actress Ingeborg Schöner, 80), a retired and lonely woman. Moving beyond language barriers and prejudices, they develop an amazing friendship.

MEX I AM Gala on July 22nd will feature Isaac Hernández, principal dancer of The Royal Ballet of London and his brother Esteban Hernández, promising young star of national and international ballet, who is part of the San Francisco Ballet.

 

 

The evening presentation will showcase, as well, one of the recipient of the Plácido Domingo’s scholarship, Mexico’s most prominent young artist award, Mario Rojas, sophomore at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, whom will delight audiences with an opera presentation.  Click here for more information.

For those inquiring about the future of Mexico are advised to get tickets to MEX I AM !IDEAS! showcasing a variety of expert speakers from such diverse fields as neuroscience, film-making, physics, music, business, and food. Click the poster to register today!

 

 

And finally, do not miss a moving performance artist Tania Libertad presenting her loving tribute to influential vocalist, Chavela Vargas on July 25th, 2015, whose songs of defiance and triumph broke down borders throughout the Americas.

She has recorded 38 albums over her momentous career, selling over 40 million copies around the world, and received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for her contributions to music.

“MEX I AM festival is a vibrant testament to the fact that Mexico has much to offer across arts, culture and innovation, and we invite all of you to join and follow this extraordinary festival.  DEPESHA is extremely proud to join MEX I AM as a media sponsor,” said Stephan Rabimov, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DEPESHA magazine.

For more information about MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT please visit http://mexiam.net

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