2019 will be marked by the celebration of the Bicentennial of Independence. In addition to political hardening, the country is preparing for various cultural and historical activities around this issue. There will be exhibitions in various museums, as well as travel exhibitions that last until 2023. It is an important goal and is to ratify the feeling of nation at the end of the 200 years of the Battle of Boyacá, which happened in 1819.
In fact, and as the year of Gabriel García Márquez's death, Bogota's international book fair is about to turn into the twentieth century, it makes it possible to anticipate a resurgence of historical news in this regard as protagonists on the bookshelves' shelves.
In terms of series, the coming year will be remembered for the end of one of the world's most resonant productions: Game of Thrones, who won a circuit of unconditional fans. The plot created from the literary universe by George R.R. Martin gets fired in April, with an eighth season with six episodes and an extreme level of secrecy around the events that will be revealed with the premiere of the most famous epic saga of the HBO network.
On the cinema side, the most sought after titles are animations, dramas and fantasy films. Among other things, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, the new version of HellBoy (with David Harbor, Stranger Things), Once in Hollywood (the new Quentin Tarantino), Joker (with Joaquin Phoenix) and Avengers: Endgame, the last part of the superhero saga.
In the Colombian film industry, the expectation is based on what can happen to Pájaros de verano, by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, at the Óscar award, after his preselection among the nine titles that choose the statuette as a foreign film. On January 22, it will be confirmed if it is one of the last five candidates for the prestigious Oscar award.
Luis Miguel, resurged thanks to the new wave of popularity achieved by his television series bio (a production of Netflix), will stare at one of the most anticipated musical returns. "Sol de México" will give a concert in Bogotá in March as part of a trip that has been criticized and applauded alike and it continues to be an event. In addition, the presentations of Primus, Lenny Kravitz, Slash and the celebration of the first decade of the Picnic Stereo Festival are announced.. In 2019 also marks the first quarter of Rock al Parque, the largest free music event in Latin America.
On the gastronomic side, trends in restaurants will be the increase in home-based offerings and a greater opening of places for vegetarians and vegans, a phenomenon that itself has led to places where meat is offered, they feel increasingly obliged to include an alternative of this type.
In the theater, Manizalean actress Germán Jaramillo, who has lived in the United States for more than 10 years, will make his debut at the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater, a New York art cathedral, on Nantucket Sleigh Ride, which premieres September 21st. February.
The group paisa Matacandelas will celebrate its 40th anniversary on January 9th. The collective directed by Cristóbal Peláez has created works such as Angelitos empantanados, Fernando González: metaphysical evening, O marinheiro and Juegos nocturnos.
The theme of San Jose Galileon will remain on the radar. It is expected that the government will ratify the current company that is responsible for removing shipwrecks from the seabed or choosing a new one. If that is the case, it must first pay the expenses it has incurred in the search and placement of the discovery.
More facts that will be news
Classic Bogota: From April 17th to 20th, the fourth edition of the International Classical Music Festival in Bogotá will be organized, led by the Teatro Mayor, which on this occasion will have as central figures of German romance such as Brahms, Schubert and Schumann.
Colombia, protagonist: HBO will premier its first Colombian production: a thousand tusks. It is a series around an elite command that must neutralize a mysterious leader of a sect who holds a secret for over 500 years. Meanwhile, on March 15, Netflix has Triple Frontier, a film with Ben Affleck, which was also recorded in Colombia.
Pride in the grammy: Five Colombians dream of winning Anglo Grammy at the ceremony to be held on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. J Balvin, Carlos Vives, Aterciopelados, Monsieur Periné and Felipe Peláez were nominated in several categories by the 61st edition of these awards.