Welcome to Hay Festival Querétaro 2021 programme.
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The performance created and led by the LASTESIS collective of the dance and song Un violador en tu camino in Santiago de Chile can be described as one of the most iconic moments in recent feminist activism. Performed all over the world, its strong message regarding the intrinsic violence of the patriarchal system points directly to matters that require urgent change in our societies, at the legal, social and cultural levels, in order to finally bring equality. Now, the collective presents Quemar el miedo (2021), a testimony of their struggle against sexist violence and oppression. In conversation with the writer and columnist Alma Delia Murillo.
Discover de story of the feminist collective that changed history with our BONUS TRACK on LASTESIS
Since 2006 when he appeared on the Mexican literary scene with El buscador de cabezas, Antonio Ortuño has established himself as one of the most talented and original contemporary writers. He was on the first list of Granta magazine’s 25 best Spanish-language writers under 35. His novel Recursos humanos was shortlisted for the Herralde Novel Prize and he also won the Ribera del Duero International Prize for Short Fiction for his book of short stories La vaga ambición. His work has been translated into over ten languages and he has contributed to media outlets such as El País, Clarín, Proceso, Etiqueta Negra and Letras Libres. He is a founder member of the punk band, Los Magones. His most recent book is the collection of short stories Esbirros (2021). In conversation with Rafael Volta.
The grand final concert opens with the spectacular Armando Servín Quintet, a project that was founded in October 2014 and whose mission is to disseminate jazz among the new generations; and continues with the La Rumorosa Blues Band, a music ensemble from Queretaro state, founded in 2010, dedicated to experiments in the composition and performance of the blues, in all its varieties and sub-genres, creating a unique musical proposal that they call “rocknblues”. With Pek Santiago (vocals and guitar), Favio Olvera (keyboards), Jorge Cuenca (bass), Jorge Mejia (drums) and Poncho Ortiz (guitar).