Holguin: The festival of Ibero-American Cultural Roots

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Some 60 artists from different regions of the world took the streets of the city of Holguín on Thursday, to show the most distinctive cultural roots of Ibero-America.


The passacaglia, which traditionally takes place the second day of the Iberio-American festival held in Holguín since 1992, started in El Quijote Park captivating both local and foreign visitors, many of whom joined the parade that concluded in the Plaza San José in the historic center of the city.

Rhythms and dances such as mambo, changüí, salsa, flamenco, tango and son came together in a great spectacle, which brought together from art and culture the representatives of the participating nations.

From the city of Chicago in the United States came Carpacho and his supercombo, who made the audience dance with a varied repertoire based on merengue and Colombian salsa that included many songs of the well-known music band Niche.

The companies Eco, from Havana, the Spanish ballet Lina Sanz, from Holguín and Estilo Criollo, from Argentina, were other participating companies that represented the strength and character of Iberoamerica.

Vanesa Jerez, one of the directors of the Argentine company Estilo Criollo, told ACN to feel absolutely happy and grateful to be in Cuba, a country they visit for the first time, and described the festival as a town fiesta celebration with the participation of talented artists.

The event also included the inauguration of the photographic exhibition "Rojos" by the artist Alcides Carlos González Díaz, who in this exhibition assumed the risk of proposing the artistic nude as a pretext of his expressive concerns.

The XXIII edition of Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana, held in the city of Holguin until the 30th, is dedicated to cultural industries as a strategy for local development. / With information from ACN

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