Alexandri Milanés Montero is an artisan that was born in Colombia municipality, but he had moved to Habana. Ten years ago he had no idea of the art of weaving furniture or baskets, using the fiber of the well-known hoopvine (guaniquiqui, in Spanish), a kind of wild free-standing vine that grows on the margins of the rivers and whose scientific name is Trichostigma octandrum.
The 28th International Book Fair is closing Sunday its program in Havana, and will then open sessions in the rest of the provinces of the island.
The International Book Fair (IBF), Cuba 2019, a cultural event considered the most significant of the Cuban publishing movement, was inaugurated this Thursday with the presence of Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Councils of States and Ministers.
When you get closer, a cool climate and the combination of natural and human sounds receive you; you feel the mysterious echoes that are only perceived in the big buildings. Now a trumpet, then a group of young people; further in the corridors, a small children carrying instruments that exceed their size and age.