Santiago de Cuba Gets Ready to Host Caribbean Festival
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, May 31
(acn) Santiago de Cuba gets ready to become, for a week, one
of the most cosmopolitan cities during the 32nd
International Caribbean Festival, to be held from July 3rd
through the 9th.
include the fitting-out of the main 29 areas where artistic
activities will take place –from the central stage at
Cespedes Park, in the heart of the city, to the Monument to
the Runaway in the town of El Cobre and the Morro Castle, a
World Heritage Site.
Enramadas Street, venue of the emblematic Conga de Los Hoyos;
the Juan Gonzalez beach; the Heredia Theater; the Caribbean
Center and the Center of Traditions in the neighborhood of
El Tivoli; and the populous Ferreiro Square, also get ready
to welcome over 1,000 artists, intellectuals and tourists
from dozens of Latin American and Caribbean nations.
The Festival’s general program is already circulating, with
details on the inaugurations of the Martinique Center and of
an exhibition by sculptor Alberto Lescay, along with the
Haitian-Cuban fiestas and the Snake Parade, among other
According to organizers, there will be colorful artistic
presentations from Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Suriname.
The city will host, as an average, some 30 presentations a
day, in which traditional culture will excel.
Details related to the Colloquium “The Caribbean that Unites
Us”, a meeting to be held as part of the Fire Fiesta, are
being finalized. Once again, the Colloquium will bring
together experts in the spirituality of peoples in the
region, with special emphasis on relations, identity
processes and cultures of resistance.
The final touches are given to a course-workshop on popular
religions, which will include sessions of academic
reflection and ritual ceremonies, to be held at temples and
other sacred places in the city.
On this occasion, the International Caribbean Festival will
be dedicated to the people of Martinique and its culture.