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Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

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March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in Cienfuegos

March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in Cienfuegos

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    Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

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La Canción del 35 music creation contest

La Canción del 35 music creation contest

The Hermanos Saíz Association, to celebrate its Anniversary, calls for the musical creation contest La Canción del 35. The members of the music section from all over the country can participate.  
Those interested should send a song that expresses the renewing spirit of the AHS and the aspiration of its members to be avant-garde in the different artistic manifestations.  
The proposed slogan is:  
"STAY YOUNG, now and forever", which alludes to the challenge of remaining active, critical and to be founded in every time.

Requirements:  
The theme must be vocal - instrumental and can not exceed 4 minutes in length. It may be interpreted by one or several artists, and may come from any style or genre cultivated in Cuba.
The proposals must be original, unpublished and  have not been presented in another contest, nor committed to any record label.
Reception:
The song may be submitted in demo format or in mp3 recording. The author must also send a document containing his or her personal data and curriculum, the text of the song, as well as any additional information he or she wishes to highlight about his or her work.
In the case of a song performed by several artists, the submission must include personal data and a brief description of each performer.
The work and its attachments will be received until March 30, 2021 at all AHS headquarters in the country or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Prizes:
- The selected song will become the musical identity of the AHS 35th Anniversary campaign and will be recorded by several members of the Association. The work will be promoted on radio, television and social networks.
- The author will receive 3,000 pesos and a diploma certifying him/her as the winner.


English version Hector Hdez.

Exports of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Goods to start in Cienfuegos

Exports of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Goods to start in Cienfuegos

With immediacy, professionalism and authenticity through the development of artistic handicraft looks adding virtues, the Cienfuegos branch of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (FCBC) will start exporting products.

The senior specialist of the Group of Imports and Exports of the FCBC, Ericel Alvarez Estopiñales, highlighted the form of non-state management that includes craftsmen and self-employed workers.

"Productions of high cultural value, he said, are made by the artists and craftsmen of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Goods branch in the province, that have recognized talent.

"We are working on the survey of the main products that can be exported to the markets. We carry out market studies, mainly in the Caribbean and Latin American regions," Alvarez Estopiñales added.

"To this end, we have set aside a workshop for the production of "guayaberas", whose basic raw materials are already in our warehouses. The intention is to improve the machinery to raise the quality of this type of clothing," he said.

Some products are identified in the spaces where they sold for tourism, and according to Ericel "we are working with a creator of the province on the subject of fibers, mainly those destined for furniture.

"I am referring to tobacco handicrafts such as cases in different formats, and works with fibers, which come from the hands of the craftsman Rodolfo Carvajal", he pointed out.

Ericel also mentioned some of the minor percussion musical instruments such as the "batá", the bongo, the "chequeré" and the African "claves", which are included in the exportable funds listed"

English version Hector Hdez.

Dramátic Center and Guiñol Cienfuegos premiere in cyberspace

 Dramátic Center and Guiñol Cienfuegos premiere in cyberspace

Centro Dramático y Guiñol Cienfuegos de estreno en el ciberespacio

In the face of the pronounced resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cuba, the theater does not stop either. The  Dramátic Center and the Guiñol Cienfuegos are transferring their performances to cyberspace, with live transmissions, at 4:00 p.m., every Sunday, from the Aida Conde Theater.

"The idea is to bring to social networks, from our institutional profiles on Facebook, small-format stagings. It is the alternative we found to be able to interact with the public and, at the same time, socialize and promote the work of the group," said Daimany Blanco Serra , general director of Guiñol Cienfuegos.

This Sunday, January 31, both groups of the Pearl of the South  premiered a new path in their respective trajectories within the performing arts. For the occasion, the most recent play of the Guiñol, Si yo te contara, was presented with the participation of the ensemble Sombrero Azul.

"Although the purpose is to resume the usual functions that until recently the Guanaroca hall offered, we will always be with something of us, as guests, said Diana Padrón Castillo, general director of the Dramático Center of Cienfuegos. For this we have the support of the Provincial Council for the Performing Arts and the Saíz Brothers Association (AHS), despite the budget limitations that exist.

"In these times of suspension of activities and closed cultural centers, such initiatives are essential for the two groups, not only in terms of collaboration and brotherhood. They allow us to continue offering spectators attractive proposals for all ages," he added.

According to Blanco Serra, "it will be a challenge, because theater is face-to-face and now we will try to connect with people through a camera. What happens at the moment will be broadcast live on the different online platforms, but I am sure it will look good. These are -she concluded- new circumstances that force us, from the cultural point of view, to reinvent ourselves".

English version Hector Hdez.

 

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