The Corner of Blues and other music

By Sandra Redmond

Given that the effects of the pandemic still persist, this year the 49th edition of the Festival Cervantino International, will have as guests of honor Cuba and the state of Coahuila, it will be broadcast on Channel 22, as well as via streaming on and on Channel 22’s Facebook Live.

The live activities will begin on Wednesday, October 13 and will be broadcast from Monday to Sunday at 8:00 p.m., on signal 22.2 and will be broadcast on signal 22.1 on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. They will present productions from 19 countries and the Quebec region.

Through signal 22.2 every day at 8:00 p.m. you can witness the scheduled shows: on October 13, the inauguration will be in charge of Juan Formell and Los Van Van (Cuba) and the Coahuila Desert Orchestra. Thursday 14 will be presented Piazzola 100 and The Angel It lives (Camerata Porteña and Zapopan Chamber Orchestra), on Friday 15 there will be the Septeto Santiaguero (Cuba). On Saturday 16, he will perform Triciclus Circus Band, from Mexico. On Sunday the 17th, the show “Que se queme el arroz”, from Cuba, on Monday the 18th the Company from Dance Folkloric Nahucalli will offer “Coahuila through time.” On Tuesday 19 the Cuban group Steel Band from El Cobre will offer the public the Pailas show to dance.

On Wednesday 20 there will be a symphonic mariachi concert with the Silvestre Revueltas Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Mariachi from the Conservatory of Celaya. On Thursday 21st, the Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guanajuato will show “Customs and Traditions of Our Mexican Identity”. On Friday 22nd, the University of Guanajuato Choir will give the show “La Catalana Terra”. On Saturday 23 “El Ángel Vive” will be broadcast. On Sunday 24, the Symphonic Mariachi.

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On Monday 25 the Children’s and Youth Symphony Orchestra “Musical Winds” will release a sound rehearsal on Guanajuato. On Tuesday 26 the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico will give the concert Suite La Mexicana. Again, on Thursday 28 Pailas para Bailar will be broadcast. On Friday 29 will participate Esteman, from Colombia. On Saturday 30 the quartet of Jose Maria Vitier will present Tarde en La Habana and for the closing the activities will be closed with the concert “Contigo Aprendí”, a tribute to Armando Manzanero.

Channel 22’s signal 22.1 is broadcast in open signal in Mexico City, metropolitan area, and through 25 repeaters in the interior of the country, and throughout Mexico by cable systems: SKY, channel 1122 HD; IZZI, channel 22 SD; TOTAL PLAY, channel 22 HD; DISH, channels 622 HD and 122 SD and in MEGACABLE, channel 122 HD.

The 22.2 signal can be seen on open television in Mexico City and the metropolitan area, and through cable systems throughout the national territory: Sky 1278 HD / 265 SD, Megacable 125 SD, Dish 304 SD, Izzi 481 SD and Total play 143 SD), as well as live streaming online at

In addition, audiences in the United States will be able to access this content through Channel 22 Internacional, which is tuned through the DirecTV (channel 446), Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse (channel 3022), Verizon Fios (channel 1646), Grande Communications and Wave Broadband (channel 646), among others.

For more details on the events and broadcast schedules, consult the website of Channel 22 ( and their social networks on Facebook and Twitter (/ Canal 22 México and @ Canal22).