Thursday, October 21, 2021
Group exhibition embraces art

Group exhibition embraces art

Creators from the Saíz Brothers Association (AHS) and...

El patio de mi casa: Cienfuegos' song to Cuban culture

El patio de mi casa: Cienfuegos' song to Cuban culture

Music returned this Wednesday to the big stages of...

"Los Elementos", National Prize for Community Culture 2021: Filled with Pleasure

The National Community Culture Award 2021, granted by...

  • Group exhibition embraces art

    Group exhibition embraces art

  • El patio de mi casa: Cienfuegos' song to Cuban culture

    El patio de mi casa: Cienfuegos' song to Cuban...

  • "Los Elementos", National Prize for Community...


Outstanding innovators of the Culture Union honored

Outstanding innovators of the Culture Union honored

The October 8 award ,  is one of the highest  granted by the Association of Innovators and Rationalizers (Anir) in the country, was given to those who work in the Unidad Empresarial de Base (UEB) Propaganda y Eventos, belonging to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), in the province of Cienfuegos.

In a special morning and as part of the national day of homage to those who make so many contributions to maintain production and services, Yanisleidy Estévez Rodríguez, general secretary of the Bureau of the Union of Cultural Workers (SNTC) in this territory, delivered the corresponding certificate to those who administratively and syndically direct the outstanding entity.

Armando Rodríguez, president of the Committee of Innovators and Rationalizers (CIR), said that the solutions have made it possible to maintain the work in an interrupted manner and an example of this has been the recovery of sound equipment.

The general secretary of the SNTC Provincial Bureau, for her part, pointed out that there is still much to be done to improve the functioning of the Association that groups these constant creators and praised the results of the best collective of its kind belonging to that union.

English version Hector Hdez,.

Recipients of the 2021 National Community Culture Award named

Recipients of the 2021 National Community Culture Award named

 The singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, the group Teatro Los Elementos and the project Orquesta de Guitarras Vocal Clave de Sol are the winners of the National Community Culture Award 2021, informed the National Council of Culture Houses (CNCC).

This award is given in each edition during the Day for Cuban Culture (October 10-20), and according to a CNCC press release, it has proposed the exceptional delivery in 2021 of such important recognition with several objectives.

It highlighted among them, to stimulate and recognize the contributions in community cultural development and the contribution to the improvement of the quality of life of the population from cultural and social processes generated in, by and from the community.

After an official evaluation session and exhaustive analysis of the nominees' dossiers for the 2021 National Community Culture Award, the jury decided to award it in the Personality category to Silvio Rodríguez, in the Grouping/Institution category the Teatro Los Elementos, and in the Project category  the Clave de Sol Vocal Guitar Orchestra.

The jury was chaired by Omar Valiño, CNCC technical advisor, and integrated by Enrique Alemán, manager of the Quisicuaba Community Project and president of the CNCC Technical Advisory Council; Rogelio Rivero, director of UNEAC's Community Work Office; Lillitsy Hernández Oliva, art instructor professor and vice-president of the National Council of Performing Arts; and Jesús Ismael Ínsula Peña, president of UNEAC's Community Cultural Work Commission.

Among the reasons stated in the minutes to award Silvio Rodíguez, the jury noted that the composer since late 2010 leads a group of musicians, writers and artists who perform in the most needy neighborhoods and social institutions (schools, prisons, among others) in the city of Havana and other provinces of the country.

 In addition,since this initiative was put into practice, it has not ceased to move hundreds of people, who without measuring distances, follow him to enjoy a unique experience in which singing and poetry, intertwine with feelings, reaching incalculable dimensions, and that undoubtedly, this has been a work of high social and cultural impact on a community scale.

Regarding Teatro Los Elementos, a group founded in 1990 by José Oriol González, it stressed that the company has become a stable artistic community, which deals with classic authors of the universal and Cuban repertoire without ceasing to work on the memory of the Cuban countryside and the elements that enrich it.

Teatro Los Elementos

Teatro los Elementos is a reference for community work in the country's mountainous and highland areas, articulating artistic work and cultural promotion with sustainable agriculture and the traditional ways of life of Cuban peasants.

The Clave de Sol Vocal Guitar Orchestra, was founded on May 2, 2009, by two music teachers from the capital's La Lisa municipality (Yamilé García Zurita and Nuria García Reyes), with children and adolescents from the community of San Agustín.

The project has meant a cultural revelation for San Agustín, with a scope that exceeds 250 members and therefore 250 families, with results recognized at national and international level, detailed the CNCC.
Cuba National Community Culture Award 2021

Taken from ACN.

English version Hector Hdez.

Cuban Culture Day to be held in Cruces

Cuban Culture Day to be held in Cruces

From October 10 to 20, the Cuban Culture Day will be celebrated in Cruces with a varied program of activities. This edition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of  Cintio Vitier birth, outstanding Cuban poet, storyteller, essayist and critic, the 35th anniversary of the Saiz Brothers Association and the 120th anniversary of the José Martí National Library, founded on October 18, 1901.

Several virtual and in-person activities will be held, starting on October 10, the date that marks the 153rd anniversary of the beginning of the struggles for Cuban independence with the uprising in La Demajagua, led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

To commemorate this important event in the history of the homeland, at 9:00 a.m. on that day, the inauguration of the day will take place at the José Martí Park in  town.

Likewise, the Gallery is preparing the "Cubans in Network" Expo, starting at 11:00 a.m. that same day.

The Enrique Cantero Ibáñez House of Culture is organizing the Expo "Flashes of Cuban Art" at 10:00 a.m. on the 11th in its main hall. In the afternoon, the Literary Review will take place at the same facility.

The Day of Cuban Culture will close as usual, after an extensive program of activities reflected in social networks and with the participation of little public, due to the covid-19, on October 20, the date on which is celebrated the first time that the National Anthem was sung in Bayamo, being marked on the calendar as Day of Cuban Culture.

For this date, the municipal direction of Culture in Cruces, planned the closing Gala, in the Aparicio Theater at two o'clock in the afternoon, where there will be a representation of all cultural institutions.

By: Arliery Romero Díaz | Radio Cruces
English version Hector Hdez.

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