Poets of the World Sing to Peace at the Romerias de Mayo
HOLGUIN, Cuba, May 4 (acn) Full of poetry, Professor Alfredo
Apip came from Chile with a
message of peace for the world, in defense of mankind and of
Cuba, a country he admires for
its people and its socialist social project.
This odontologist by profession
and poetry lover arrived in this eastern Cuban city to bring his
love towards the Caribbean island with his verses, as part of
the Movement “Poets of the World.”
We came to learn from Cuba, to see, first hand, how it has been
able to construct a country where education and health are free
of charge, withstanding the disgraceful blockade by an enemy
that’s only 90 miles away, Apip told ACN.
At the Casa de Iberoamerica (Iberian-American Center) in this
city, a group representing the over 8,000-member solidarity
movement arrived on the island to participate in its 1st meeting
in Cuba, called “The island in verses.”
Members of “Poets of the World” will carry out readings,
presentations of papers and meetings with publishing houses
during the Romerias de Mayo culture fiesta in Holguin, and then
they will travel to Santiago de Cuba and Havana to do the same.
Coming from over 120 countries from all parts of the word, they
intend to return to Cuba in the near future.
Nil Lus, a high performance athlete of the Brazilian handball
team, is also an excellent musician, and delighted the public at
the Casa de Iberoamerica with the contagious rhythms of the
South American country.
The Romerias de Mayo revive a rite dating back to May 3, 1790,
when Father Antonio Alegria placed a wooden cross on the top of
Cerro Bayado, today Loma de la Cruz, with the purpose of
celebrating a Spanish religious tradition.
More than 450 people are taking part in the meeting this year,
including some 300 from 25 nations, who participate in different
artistic expressions like dance, fine arts, music, poetry and
cinema, among others.