There are several calls designed for the different spaces of the 2020 Virtual Cucalambeana Fiesta, which from June 29 until July 1st will honor Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo (El Cucalambé), the greatest bucolic poet of the 19th century in Cuba.
Las Tunas.- The national stanza will be, as usual, the protagonist. The subsidiary of the Nicolás Guillén Foundation and the group Décima al Filo call to the recital Mujeres Decimistas, in which those interested can participate with a work of that genre, in the form of text or video.
El Cucalambé Ibero-American Center of the Décima, for its part, invites the cultists of the octosyllable rhyme to join the publication Tenth Written. In this case, you can intervene with four stanzas, in all its forms, including the gloss, dedicated to the topics: life and work of the author of Rumores del Hórmigo, El Cornito, the Cuban peasantry and their traditions.
This institution, together with the Provincial Directorate for Culture, the Provincial Center for Book and Literature, the Sanlope publishing house, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), proposes the Catauro de la Décima, in which the writers will share verses of this type and also sonnets inspired by the Bard, who is honored at the Supreme Party of the Cuban Peasantry, the headquarters of the revelry, and Cuba and its people.
The Iberoamerican Center of the Décima also sponsors the Justo Vega contest, in which improvisers will be able to compete through small audiovisuals. The themes of their improvisations will be the personality that gives name to the contest, El Cucalambé, the 20th anniversary of the Ibero-American Center of the decimal and the Improvised Verse and the idiosyncrasy of the Cuban peasants.
While the Provincial Center of Cultural Centers (CPCC, in Spanish) and the Provincial Council of Plastic Arts encourage poets and painters to participate in the virtual exhibition Illustrated Décima, opened to amateur and professional talents. For this, they must send up to two photos of paintings (jpg format) and poems (word documents) on the peasant theme, being valued as a whole, so that both creations must be related.
Those same institutions convene other exhibitions in digital platforms. One is La Mujer Campesina (Rural women), in which you can participate with a maximum of three works, in any technique, referring to peasant women; and another one of Landscape, to which amateurs and professionals can participate by sending three allegorical pieces to the rural countryside.
The Diversity, Essence and Identity forum is among the invitations of this peculiar event, which will be held also on digital portals under the aegis of the Provincial Directorate for Culture, the CPCC and the José Martí Art Instructors Brigade (BJM). Cultural expressions as part of identity, life stories of personalities related to intangible cultural heritage, the contributions of the Cuban point and other related topics wait for researchers.
The infants have at their disposal the virtual space Cantos de Colibrí (Hummingbird Songs) and the videos with sung or recited décimas, infant-juvenile songs, instrumental works, oral narrations and storytelling, all referring to the bucolic environment and the tasks of our peasants are already being received.
Likewise, the CPCC collects photos (up to three for the same number of culinary options) and inherent data, to carry out the exhibition of traditional dishes.
Meanwhile, the Iberoamerican center of the Décima prepares the virtual exhibition Memories of the Justo Vega Contest, where poets, singers and the general public can be inserted. This means that it is open to participants in previous editions and attendees as spectators. For this, you can send photos or videos of the experiences there and current audiovisuals in which décimas are sung with musical accompaniment, dedicated to the poet who gives the event its name, El Cucalambé, El Cornito and the peasant tradition.