The Focolare’s international band Gen Verde is among 400 artists invited to perform during the next World Youth Day (WYD), organized by the Catholic Church, in January 2019 in Panama. “We are honoured and happy to be part of such an important moment,” explained a band member, “especially in the Panama land bridge, where the heart of the Church beats together with the heart of the youth. Latin America is well represented on ‘planet Gen Verde’ and we would not miss this event for the world.”
Gen Verde’s “Start Now” show is part of the Festival which runs before and during the WYD, presenting artistic performances and exhibitions at different venues across the country from 22 to 27 January. The band will also be on stage to welcome pilgrims in the diocese of Chitré, province of Herrera on the Gulf of Panama, and for the local festival of Colón in the north of the country, at the entrance to the Panama Canal.