Inauguration in Cuba XXIII Festival of the Ibero-American Culture

Inauguration in Cuba XXIII Festival of the Ibero-American Culture

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 More than 150 artists and intellectuals from 21 countries exchange at the XXIII Ibero-American Culture Festival, which takes place in Holguin, in eastern Cuba until October 30. The participants this year come from Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, United States, Dominican Republic, Chile, Canada, Nicaragua, Angola, Congo, Lesotho, Uganda, Cambodia, Iran and Italy . As in each edition, the event connects the most diverse artistic manifestations: plastic, dance, film and music, among others, in this province located about 734 kilometers east of Havana. The director of the Casa de Iberoamérica and president of the organizing committee of the Fiesta, Eduardo Avila, informed in a recent press conference that quote number 23 revolves around the themes of local development and cultural industries. Several activities in program will pay tribute to the Spanish poet Miguel Hernández, on the 75th anniversary of his death; to Ernesto Che Guevara on the fiftieth anniversary of his fall in combat; and the 525 years of the encounter between two cultures in this continent. According to Avila, its entity has the mission to defend what Ibero-America means for Cuba. The inauguration of the Iberian Center was attended by a special guest: the Spanish maestro Gregorio Gutiérrez, in charge of the Holguín Symphony Orchestra, who performed a program composed by works by Manuel de Falla and a fragment of the Concert of Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. Also the company Codanza and the Lirico Theater of Holguín were the main protagonists of the gala of opening of the general event. The Colombian salsero ensemble Carpacho and its Super Combo, Mexican singing teacher Avelino Pérez, the Cuban Folkloric Ballet of the East, two folk groups from Argentina, and the Steel Band from Santiago de Cuba, are among the confirmed luxury participants . The Festival of Ibero-American Culture began to be celebrated in Cuba in 1992 based on the growing relations of this Caribbean country with the nations of Latin America. The program includes the XII Ibero-American Congress of Thought, an Ibero-American Colloquium of Letters, personal and collective exhibitions of plastic arts, a Latin American Audiovisual Exhibition, community projects and socio-cultural animation, and a Peasant Party. It also opens spaces for concerts, workshops and the Iberoarte International Crafts Fair, which is attended by 47 craftsmen from a dozen countries with works by the different craft demonstrations. As for the Fiesta, a touring project of the Prado Museum will arrive to the streets of Holguín, which allows the visitor to see more than fifty photographic reproductions of his magnificent collection in the open air. The sample includes the replicas, in real size, of some of the most important and significant works of the institution as Las Velas, by Diego Velázquez; and The three of May of 1808 in Madrid, of Francisco de Goya. Another interesting exhibition will be the one that revives in 24 gigantografias moments of the historical scientific expedition realized in canoes from 1987 to 1988, through 20 countries of the Amazon to the Caribbean, under the direction of the Cuban speleologist Antonio Núñez Jiménez.