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Harp fest goes live again with international lineup

What can you expect when musicians from near and far come together to share their knowledge, talents and passion for performing on traditional acoustical instruments?

Nothing less than a lively musical extravaganza put together for the mutual delight of the enthusiastic performers and an appreciative listening audience.

pg16That’s exactly what is bound to occur Wednesday, June 7, when 16 musical ensembles and various soloists from Mexico, Colombia and the United States congregate at Chapala’s former railway station for the 20th Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más.

The comeback of a live edition of the popular “Harps, Psalters and More” music fest, suspended for the past two years, will take place on the grounds of the Centro Cultural González Gallo, with showtime getting under way at 1 p.m., continuing well after sunset until the musicians run out of energy or a sudden summer squall sends the assembled crowd running for cover.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, around 60 guest artists will take turns performing sets on the front steps of the cultural center, while the audience takes in the show seated beneath large tents or spread out across the grassy lawn.

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