“Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.” – Pope Francis
I am always pleasantly surprised by the quality of cultural events that make their way down to our little piece of paradise. While in recent years larger festivals such as ‘Musica por la Tierra’ have been cancelled or hastily thrown together such as ‘Huatulco’s Film and Food Festival,’ the community has more than made up for the deficit by organizing outstanding events.
This season we had vibrant concerts organized by Amigos de la Musica, as well as the Blues on the Beach series that always got people to their feet for a good cause, showcasing musical talent from Canada and Italy. The Colectivo Tilcoatle recently celebrated their one year anniversary and the celebration turned into a virtual block party with local bands such as Criminal Minds, Robert and Eusebio taking turns entertaining the growing crowd…..just another Sunday in Huatulco!
The Huatulco Organic Market has been showcasing local talent and producers twice a month. A wonderful addition to our community this season is the Rubín Gallery (Galería Rubín) located in Santa Cruz. Hosting monthly soirees complete with music, wine, local delicacies and attracting artists from Mexico and abroad, founder Susana Rubín has done a great job of injecting a sense of artistic creativity into our community.
The most inspiring of all these endeavors however has been the amount of collaboration between the various groups and art disciplines. The vision of collaboration over competition rallies as much support as possible and guarantees growth and success.
Coming up there is no shortage of cultural activities. The much anticipated and well-respected Ambulante Documentary Film Festival is returning to Huatulco May 1-3rd. The dates have already been set for next year’s ‘Blues on the Beach; series (Januray 21st, 2016 and February 25th, 2016) and the Galería Rubín and the Colectivo Tilcoatle have a variety of events to carry us through the summer months, a sure sign that Huatulco has emerged not only a resort destination but as a community of artists, musicians and conscious-minded residents.
See you in July,