Cuba will embrace the magic of the Havana Poetry Festival – Radio Florida de Cuba

Cuba will embrace the magic of the Havana Poetry Festival – Radio Florida de Cuba
Cuba will embrace the magic of the Havana Poetry Festival – Radio Florida de Cuba

Havana, May 27.- Cuba will embrace today and until June 1 the magic of the Havana International Poetry Festival, which in its 30th edition will be honored with 82 international poets from America, Europe and Africa

The event is dedicated on this occasion to African poetry and the 90th anniversary of the birth of the recently deceased Cuban ethnologist, researcher and poet Natalia Bolívar, and invites writing laboratories, recitals of the literary genre, book presentations, visual arts exhibitions and concerts.

The event program will also be enriched with readings in universities, primary schools, communities and on Calle de Madera in the Historic Center of Havana, together with the final event at the Casa del Alba Cultural with the Ópera de la Calle company, among many other surprises. .

According to the president of the meeting, Alex Pausides, the festival is an accumulation of many wills, efforts and generosities.

Among the main activities to highlight, he noted, is the Meeting of Poets in Defense of Humanity, which will be held on May 31 at the José Martí National Library with a tribute to Palestine and Africa.

There will also be a Latin American Poetry Reading about the Generation of ’27 of the last century, and the Word of the World evening.

Another important event is the opening evening in the Minor Basilica of the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, where the awards of the CubaPoesía contest will be held, with an extraordinary nature this year for Cuban poets residing in the national territory, he said.

According to Pausides, poems written in the original languages ​​will be heard, as usual, then there will be a concert by singer-songwriter Gerardo Alfonso “which closes very well due to its connection with the theme of the festival and with poetry.”

For the occasion, the National Museum of Decorative Arts reserved contemporary poetry readings on the 28th, 29th and 30th, while the Abelardo Estorino Theater of the Ministry of Culture will host the inauguration of the Havana Poetry School.

The meeting will extend its presentations to the Casa de la Poesía, the Carmen Montilla Gallery, the Fidel Castro Ruz Center and other spaces of equal importance where writers can contribute to the promotion of fine literature.

Regarding the region being honored, the intellectual added that Africa is a pending page always renewed, poets from Burkina Faso, Burundi, Algeria, Sudan and Kenya will be with us.

There will be a tribute to African poetry at the National Library on Tuesday the 31st, also an initial reading at the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba with the greatest African poets we have, and Africa will be present along with the work of Natalia Bolívar throughout the entire this week of poetry in Havana and Cuba, he stated.

Pausides recalled the generosity of the eternal historian Eusebio Leal and his team with the festival, also that the Historic Center has been the main venue of the event since its inception.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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