Artists from Almost Twenty Countries Confirmed for Romerias de Mayo Festival

By Redaction AHORA / redaccion@ahora.cu /

Artists representing 18 nations from Europe, Asia and the Americas have already confirmed their participation in the 18th Romerias de Mayo Youth Arts Festival that takes place every year in the eastern city of Holguin.

The president of the event’s Organizing Committee, Alexis Triana, said that this year it has been scheduled for May 2-8 with the participation of 150 national and foreign delegates.

Triana added that the largest foreign delegations will be those from Mexico and Canada, countries with which there has been a vast cultural exchange for many years.

The festival, sponsored by the Hermanos Saiz Cultural Association (AHS), follows a traditional religious celebration that began when Father Antonio Alegre placed a wooden cross at the top of the Cerro Bayado hill on May 3, 1790.

Since 1994, following this tradition, every year musicians, actors, researchers, artists, writers and dancers come together to share their art during intense days and nights in which the diversity of their works is exhibited, and Cuban and foreign artists join the locals to enjoy a marathon-like program in various parts of the city.

The program of the Festival also includes the usual spaces dedicated to cinema, literature, plastic arts and music and the traditional event
Memoria Nuestra (Our Memoirs), which focuses on studies on historic and social topics. / RHC

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