Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:56

Las Tunas Gets Ready for 52nd Cucalambeana Fiesta Featured

Written by Yelaine Martínez Herrera
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Representatives from around 10 countries and several Cuban provinces are expected to participate in the Cucalambeana Fiesta, to be held here from June 28 to July 1, the organizers of the event said in a press conference.


Las Tunas, Cuba.- So far, the country with the largest delegation is Honduras. They have scheduled activities within the festival as exhibitions and conferences dedicated to their culture, and the participation of His Excellency Andrés Pavón Murillo, Ambassador of that nation in Cuba.

The 21st Ibero-American Colloquium: Décima and Improvised Verse, according to experts from El Cucalambé Ibero-American Décima Center, will feature 27 papers from various regions of the country, which will guarantee quality of that theoretical space.

Artists and groups of national prestige have confirmed their attendance at the Supreme Festival of the Cuban Farmers. Tomasita Quiala, Emiliano Sardiñas, El Jilguerito de Cienfuegos and the prominent painter Nelson Domínguez are some of them. The multi-awarded Santiaguero Septet will also perform, as part of a national tour for its 25 years of artistic life.

No less important is the participation of more than 350 amateur artists, some of whom will come from other Cuban territories such as the Armonía Septet, from Cienfuegos, and the Maraguán music-dance group, from Camagüey.

The Plate 190 Aniversario del Cucalambé will be presented to prestigious personalities who have accompanied the development of the day through time and institutions with an outstanding task for the defense of traditions.

Fernando de Ávila Rodríguez, adviser to the president of the National Council of Cultural Centers, said: "We have to promote the Cucalambeana Festival as the epicenter of Cuban peasant culture, support its celebration in each province, without forgetting that true doers are those who are working in the communities to defend our culture. So it is worth noting how in the province of Las Tunas more than 300 Cucalambeanas were made all year long before the main event."

In addition to greeting the birthday of Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo (El Cucalambé), the "Cucalambeana" is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the first Agrarian Reform Law, the 55th of the Egrem record company, 30th of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets and 15th of the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors.

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