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Festival #SolxsPeroJuntxs grows: more artists and dates to stop the advance of COVID-19

25/03/2020
03 - Good Health & Well Being

New dates and more artists unite to continue the fight against the advance of COVID-19. This was announced by the organization of the festival, who also pointed out the incorporation of the Government of Costa Rica, the United Nations and its agencies to promote the initiative.

#SolxsPeroJuntxs seeks the generation of spaces for education and entertainment for young people to stay at home and thus contribute to the non-spread of the virus.

The next date will be held on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 from 2:00 p.m. and until 6:00 p.m. The concerts will be broadcast through the INSTAGRAM platform. To see the Live of each artist you must enter its user or search for it with the hashtag #SolxsPeroJuntxs. The artists who will participate in the new date are the following:

Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director for UNESCO Office in San Jose, highlighted that with this initiative, artists will reach younger audiences with positive messages and focused on stopping the advance of COVID-19. Furthermore, she pointed out that 

“culture, even in the most extraordinary moments, must not be overlooked. Rather, it should be embraced as a means of respite, escape and nourishment for the soul. Access to culture and the arts is essential in these days of confinement and quarantine. It provides us with moments of wonder and joy; it allows us to learn and discover new things, and it is what unites us all, even when we are physically separated.”

The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, invited citizens to support the artists who, from the various digital platforms, are organizing to bring, art, culture, music, dance, cinema for the enjoyment of people without having to leave home and prevent the evolution of COVID-19.

"I applaud this initiative of the culture sector that unite to carry a message of prevention with the aim of taking care of all of us in the face of the national emergency that we are experiencing."

For his part, Daniel Salas, Minister of Health indicated that the artists' participation will also allow insisting on the recommendations made by the health entity such as hand washing, the correct way to cough and sneeze, social distancing and the importance of staying home.

The name #SolosPeroJuntos reminds us that, although we must have social isolation, at the moment we are not alone in facing this global pandemic.

“It is wonderful that the Government, the UN agencies and the European Union are supporting the initiative, as well as that more artists want to get involved. We must unite as a country in order to fight against COVID-19, "said Sebas Guillem, the promoter of the #SolosPeroJuntos Festival.