Hay Festival Cartagena 2023

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2023 programme, to be held from 26 to 29 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

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Event 49

Lydia Cacho, John Galán Casanova and Daniel Samper Pizano in conversation with Primitivo Olvera

Professional wrestling

 Hotel Sofitel, Salón Santa Clara
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In Mexico and other Latin American countries, professional wrestling is a sport, spectacle, popular art and the subject of sociological study. Lydia Cacho, the well-known Mexican journalist, knew all the greats of the ring as a girl who accompanied her mother to cover the wrestling event news. Two Colombian authors, Daniel Samper Pizano and the poet John Galán Casanova, have recently published books involving wrestling. Galán has written the literary biography of the legendary champion Bill Martínez, El Tigre Colombiano (Entrena como bestia, pelea como salvaje) and he interviews him on video for this event. With a humorous tone, Samper tells of an encounter with the famous Blue Demon in La noche que humillaron a mi padre. They will talk to Primitivo Olvera and they will remember the photographer Lourdes Grobet, who passed away a few months ago, who used her camera to immortalize the surreal, colourful and whimsical world hidden behind the masks of the wrestlers.

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