Viento Norte will be present at the Fan-Fests of the matches played by the national team.

The band is called Viento Norte and they will be present at the Fan-Fest every day the national team plays. They promise shows at full speed.

His debut was in a World Cup. It happened in the middle of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. On a stage located in the heart of Resistencia, Chaco, the group played its first chords. It was in the preview of the first game that Argentina played in Rio de Janeiro. The first, but not the last. That cumbia group continued at a steady pace and today their path crossed again with another World Cup: north wind won a FIFA contest and will be the musical group that will represent our country in Qatar.

The possibility arose at the beginning of the year, when a friend of one of the members of the group who lives in Arab lands told them that FIFA had opened a registration in which they were looking for artistic numbers from each country. to represent the 32 teams.

They signed up, filled out the form with group information, sent videos of their shows and photos. They waited. Incredulous, they never imagined that as the months went by they would be asked for more and more data. the dream grew.

Confirmation finally came in the form of an email. north wind had been selected as the musical band to entertain and set rhythm to the previous matches of the national team.

Viento Norte will be present at the Fan-Fests of the matches played by the national team.

“We couldn’t believe it. Our representative called us, who was the one who took over the entire negotiation, and told us that everything was agreed. On Thursday we received the work visas and on Monday we arrived in Qatar“, says Marcos Parvanoff, one of the members, still excited.

He says that none of the six who are going to travel (five members of the group plus the representative) could fall into the reality of what it will be like to participate in such a sporting event.

“Since the news reached us, I kind of have flashes of what could happen. I imagine the party, the Qataris dancing cumbia twirling the handkerchiefsthat our music is heard by people from all over the world. Everything is very big, very nice” says Mark.

They are all soccer fans. Three fans of Boca and another three of River. None of them ever saw a live game of the Argentine team. Neither did they travel to a World Cup. Now they will be a fundamental part of the show.

The group was formed in 2014, in the middle of the World Cup in Brazil.

The group was formed in 2014, in the middle of the World Cup in Brazil.

The contract they signed with FIFA includes main participation in the Fan-Fests on the days that Argentina plays. The first presentation will be on Tuesday the 22nd, on the stage that is outside the stadium for the fans and supporters.

In other words, they already have three guaranteed shows. But they will also be on other days in different places around Doha. “Our presence will be in all the games in the first phase. But then there is the possibility that If the Selection advances, there is an offer to stay longer”, they tell Clarion.

north wind is a consolidated band from the Litoral. Formed in the city of Resistencia, it is part of the new cumbia scene in its eight years of experience, with its own songs and also with classics of the style.

In 2014 they created the band’s anniversary party, “El Cumbiodromo” and since then it has been held every year with more than 5,000 people in each edition and with guest artists such as KarinaLucas Sugo, The TotoraMiss Bolivia, among others.

For Qatar they say they will bet on covers: “We think in half-hour shows at full speed. A hooked on one theme after another with some interventions in the middle such as animation. We trust that people will like it so much that they are going to ask us to stay longer“, Marcos is excited.

A World Cup in which not only talks about football

The organizers promise that, due to the proximity between the stadiums and the fact that the matches are played in the same city, the World Cup have a unique concentration of fans in its history. So all the shows will have a short distance from each other.

The official information from FIFA indicates that the festival will include more than 90 special events that will take place outside the tournament. The main shows will have giant screens where all the games, music festivals, cultural exhibitions and street shows will be seen.

There will be 6,000 functions in 21 locations.  Photo Reuters.

There will be 6,000 functions in 21 locations. Photo Reuters.

The main entertainment offer in the country during the World Cup it will be the promenade known as Corniche, a place that offers the possibility of obtaining one of the best views of the city. there they promise a carnival atmosphere along its 6 km route, which stretches from the Sheraton Hotel to the Park Museum of Islamic Art.

It will have traveling performances, cultural activities, food and drink stalls and points of sale. Thousands upon thousands of people are expected to walk the promenade every day.

Fan-Fests can gather more than 100,000 people.  Photo.  PA

Fan-Fests can gather more than 100,000 people. Photo. PA

Fans who attend the games will experience a wealth of entertainment in the vicinity of the eight stadiums.

The Last Mile Cultural Activation, which is the contest won by the Chaco band, will have more than 6,000 functions in 21 locations. Special highlights will include visual arts, crafts and heritage, fashion and design, performing arts, music and film screenings.

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