53rd Cucalambeana Fiesta Online

Coquettish, with the smell of the coffee made in a cloth strainer, she moves away from the hammock. In the necessary time for a rooster to sing, she puts a poppy in her hair and saddles the foal, which with the folds of the dress looks like a huge sea poppy. But she does not leave the hut to go to El Cornito where Juan Cristóbal lived, this time she will connect to the Internet. Homages await her in the form of exhibitions, forums, book presentations, guateques ... And she, the Cucalambeana Fiesta, wants to dream again of the lullaby of tradition.

This popular fiesta that aims to bring Cuban peasant traditions to its maximum expression

Artistic expressions from 18 nations have already confirmed their presence to virtually participate in the 53rd edition of the Cucalambeana Fiesta, organized in this city; an online event that will pay tribute, from June 29 to July 1, on the 191 anniversary of the birth of Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo, El Cucalambé.

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Although the pandemic has not yet left our country and we should not trust ourselves, we are gradually returning to normality, we shake off our fears, we set goals… The post-COVID-19 recovery stage is already a fact and the cultural sector, of course, readies efforts to comply with targeted measures.

Poet and improviser Idelgrades Hernández, the Sinsonte Caimitero

He was barely exceeding the first five calendars of life when the improviser Dimitri Tamayo, had the honor of meeting him. The prominent rhapsode Idelgrades Hernández, named after Sinsonte Caimitero, carried him in his arms precisely in El Cornito, the farm that hosted another famous bard: Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo, El Cucalambé. That is why his loss, recently, deeply penetrated Dimitri’s feelings.

Singer-songwriter Amaury del Río

Despite the necessary confinement due to the COVID-19, the members of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), the young artistic vanguard in Cuba, remain active in their homes, cultivating each artistic expression and sharing various materials on the Internet.