"They spoke of the origin of music in Cuba and Guatemala, and their importance for strengthening the identity of the Latin American peoples," Barillas told Prensa Latina.
Silvio Rodriguez, who is visiting Guatemala for the first time, invited Colom to attend his performance tonight in Guatemala City.
The Cuban singer highlighted the importance of his trip to Guatemala in a press conference Tuesday.
He said having read Guatemala's ancient and recent history has gradually increased his personal interest in visiting this Central American country, and having contact with its people.
After his presentation in Guatemala, Rodriguez will perform in El Salvador, another country he has never visited, and from there to Nicaragua, a nation he visited 23 years ago.