Santiago de Cuba will be recognized as a Musical Reference of Latin America

Santiago de Cuba will be recognized as a Musical Reference of Latin America

Heritage & Traditions


Santiago de Cuba will receive on July 25, coinciding with the 506th anniversary of its foundation, the recognition of Musical Reference of Ibero-America, granted by the Latin Institute of Music (ILM), for its countless contributions both in musical genres, as well as the vast number of valuable musical creations for more than three centuries.

The announcement, released by the ILM, adds that the ceremony, to be held under the strictest sanitary controls and with a minimum of attendees, will be led by the Msc. Yaneydis Hechavarria Batista, President of the Assembly of People's Power in Santiago de Cuba, Msc. Marcos Campins Robaina, Director of the Music Recordings and Editions Company in the city (EGREM), and Lic. Yeny De los Reyes Jay, Municipal Director of Culture.

The ILM will be represented by Dr. Daniel Martin Subiaut, President of the centennial Mexican institution, who will deliver the recognition that consists of the unveiling of a plaque placed on the facade of the Casa de la Trova in Santiago, located on Heredia street between San Felix and San Pedro.

The materialization of the recognition that also supports the initiative that this city be declared Creative City of Music by UNESCO soon, was in charge of the sculptor Julio César Carmenaty Laugart, together with the Cultural Workshop of the Caguayo Foundation.