Cubaliteraria and the Cuban Book and Reading...
Two years after the last edition, the Trova festival...
The Provincial Center of Cultural Heritage and the...
Fernando Rodríguez Sosa's e-book on reading sees...
Trova returns to Cienfuegos with "Al sur de mi...
Nominations for conservation and restoration...
Cubaliteraria and the Cuban Book and Reading Observatory have published the ePub Como soplo de aire fresco. Diálogos sobre el libro y la lectura, by Fernando Rodríguez Sosa, can be downloaded, free of charge, from the Cubaliteraria portal.
According to the Uneac website, this volume includes 15 interviews with writers, editors, translators, librarians and journalists, who reflect, among other topics, on the transcendence of books in the contemporary world, the need to encourage interest in reading and the current challenges of books in the face of the advance of new technologies.
In the pages of this work, Rodríguez Sosa dialogues with María Elena Llana, Julio Travieso Serrano, Esteban Llorach Ramos, Madeleine Sautié, Ana María Radaelli, Reinaldo Cedeño Pineda, Virgilio López Lemus, Cira Romero, Luis Cabrera Delgado, Adrián Guerra Pensado, Alberto Garrandés, Mylene Fernández Pintado, José Raúl Fraguela, Rodolfo Alpízar Castillo and Magaly Sánchez Ochoa.
"It is a desire of the Cuban Observatory of the Book and Reading -says its director Enrique Pérez Díaz in the prologue to this book- to encourage more and more the debate among experts on these issues. That is the reason for this compilation that we present to the reader today, which does not exhaust the subject by far, but it brings us closer to several positions on a subject as much carried and brought as the reading habit".
Journalist, literary critic and cultural promoter, Fernando Rodríguez Sosa, winner, among other awards, of the José Antonio Fernandez de Castro National Cultural Journalism Award, has been dedicated, for almost half a century, to the promotion of books and literature in the written press, radio, television and digital media.
(Taken from Granma)
English version Hector Hdez.
Two years after the last edition, the Trova festival "Al Sur de mi Mochila" returns to Cienfuegos, which will take place from April 16 to 18 on the virtual stages of the online platforms of the Saíz Brothers Association (AHS), the Ministry of Culture and other institutional sites.
"It will be an atypical event compared to previous years when it took place in person, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time we designed a program to broadcast concerts, video clips, documentaries and interviews, some of which we will record for the occasion. All those days we will be live for five hours in digital media", informed Yordanky Sánchez Socas, head of the Music section of the AHS in the Pearl of the South.
The 22nd edition of the troubadour event will pay tribute to local singer-songwriters Lazaro Garcia and Rosa Campo, in addition to dedicating its days to the 35th anniversary of the AHS, the 60th anniversary of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac) and the 202nd anniversary of the founding of the city of Cienfuegos.
Along with the exponents of the author's song in the southern territory, about 40 artists from the rest of the country are invited to participate in the festival, as well as other Cuban performers based in Spain, Mexico and the United States. The names of Polito Ibáñez, Ariel Barreiros, Kamankola, Luis Barbería, Amaury Muro, Yunior Navarrete, Raúl Marchena and Audys Vargas stand out.
"After more than two decades, this online chapter of 'Al sur de mi mochila' is expected to achieve a greater reach than a conventional concert in a theater hall. It is no secret to anyone the high level of promotion that comes with Internet and social network spaces, although our expectations are focused on resuming the event, already a reference on the island," said Sánchez Socas.
In 2020, the festival was suspended due to the incidence of the new coronavirus, with the hope of being able to hold it in person, but the continuous outbreaks of the disease prevented it from happening. The current version conceived for cyberspace responds to that need to reappear on the map of musical events and return to the public the enjoyment, from Cienfuegos, of the best of Cuban trova.
(Taken from 5 de Septiembre)
English version Hector Hdez.
The Provincial Center of Cultural Heritage and the Office of Monuments and Historic Sites in Cienfuegos, announced as this year's nominee for the Provincial Conservation Award, the private home of Georgina Suarez Alvarez Suarez, built in 1929 in the "Loma Boba" farm in the community La Sierrita, and in the category of Restoration they chose in 2021 the Provincial Library Roberto Garcia Valdes.
Georgina Suárez Álvarez's private house, built in 1929 in the "Loma Boba" farm of La Sierrita community.
Clara Soto Bermúdez, director of the Office of Monuments and Historic Sites in the territory, Radio Ciudad del Mar station that the property recognized in the Conservation section has a remarkable level of preservation, both in its architectural part and in its furniture, equipment, instruments and tools, typical of the rural tradition.
The specialist also said that the Provincial Library awarded in the Restoration category was nominated for the quality, magnitude and thoroughness of the investment made, and for demonstrating respect for the originality and recovery of the value of use.
The Roberto García Valdés Library, a National Monument, is an important building in the historic urban center of the provincial capital, located within the seventy hectares declared a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2005.
The representative of the Office of Monuments and Historic Sites in Cienfuegos said that the house of the "Loma Boba" Farm, nominated for the Conservation Award, is also a valuable exponent of vernacular architecture; today it is one of the buildings investigated by the Site Museum of Medicinal Plants, for its historical and patrimonial values.
Taken from Radio Ciudad del Mar
Written by Francisco Cotarelo
English version Hector Hdez.Azurina staff.