Sixth National Festival of Children and Adolescents organized in Gibara
2022-04-15 08:52:44 / Making Radio
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Sponsored by the National Federation of Film Clubs and the Voces del Audiovisual project, from April 18 to 21, the National Festival of Children and Adolescents Lights of Creation will take place in Gibara, province of Holguín. The contest, with the purpose of stimulating performance and appreciation in children and adolescents, has an itinerant character and was delayed two years due to COVID-19, Yoni Llanes Rodríguez, vice president of the FNCC, commented at a press conference. For her part, Bárbara de Jesús López, president of the event in this edition, explained that for the first time the coastal city of Holguin will be its venue, for which a varied program has been prepared with exhibitions, audiovisual projections, workshops, visits to communities , conferences, competitions and exchange with filmmakers.
Vocal Sampling will be presented this Saturday at Sala Covarrubias
The Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater has been the scene of the successful presentations of Vocal Sampling on numerous occasions and next Saturday at 6:00 pm it will host them once again. On this occasion they will perform a solo concert that will include works from his latest phonographic productions. This is the case of the CD Así by Sampling; and the DVD that was recorded in March 2020 on the occasion of the concert held in the Tito Junco Hall of the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Complex for his 30th anniversary. The public that attends this event will have the opportunity to enjoy a cycle of traditional dances and contradanzas by Manuel Saumell and Ignacio Cervantes in the style that has always distinguished this unique Cuban musical format.
Creative Soul event returns to the Cuban scene
The seventh edition of the Creative Soul event, directed by the Cuban singer and composer Liuba María Hevia, has already returned to the Cuban cultural scene, in a space marked by author music and the women who put their spirit in this genre. Until Saturday, April 16, the program will take place, dedicated to the Cuban multi-instrumentalist Lucía Huergo and the Argentine composer Eladia Blázquez. This sound tribute will be joined by the voices of Rita del Prado, Enid Rosales, Ariadna Machado, Lien Rodríguez and Luna Pantoja, from the theater of the José Martí National Library.
The Festival of the Guitar in Havana began its concerts this Thursday
Under the organization of the National Concert Music Center, the first chords of La Fiesta de la Guitarra in Havana, dedicated to promoting the local talent that cultivates this instrument, have already begun to sound. With a varied program of presentations and the confluence of renowned Cuban instrumentalists, the event will take place until April 17 as a tribute to Ñico Rojas and César Portillo de la Luz, on the centenary of their births, while it will remember the half century since the founding of the Nueva Trova movement. The event proposes an extensive calendar of recitals, which will take place in the Church of Paula, the Minor Basilica of the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, the José Martí National Library, the Cuban Institute of Music and community cultural centers.
Cuba and China value new routes of cultural exchange
New routes to promote the development of the arts were examined through a meeting between the Minister of Culture of Cuba, Alpidio Alonso, and the Chinese ambassador, Ma Hui. The dialogue became an opportunity to discuss the possibilities of deepening exchanges in the various spheres and disseminating the plurality of creative expressions of each people, the Ministry of Culture highlighted on its official Facebook profile. During the meeting, Alonso thanked the permanent support of the people and government of the Asian nation for Cuba’s fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
Cuban artists will participate in the Venice Biennale
With a prolific career inside and outside of Cuba, visual artists Alexis Leyva (Kcho) and Rafael Villares stand out among the creators whose work will honor the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, Italy. Scheduled from April 23 to November 27, the event will host the Terra Ignota project signed by Kcho and Villares, which was curated by Nelson Ramírez de Arellano and Norma Rodríguez Derivet, as curator. The sample, which will be available from the first day of the event, is inserted among the proposals of the pavilion of the largest of the Antilles, which since 2013 has the San Servolo Island as its stage, although Cuban participation in Venice goes back a little further back, in the middle of the 20th century.