Theoretical space of the Las Tunas tiene su Guarachason Event

“Guaracha is part of our identity, our cultural seal. The Cuban is a guarachero in and of itself. We must defend the genre,” said Gaspar Esquivel, creator of the Las Tunas tiene su Guarachason Event, which returned to Las Tunas in its fourth edition.

Gaspar Esquivel, creator and promoter of the events dedicated to guaracha “We don't want it to be like just another activity, it is intended to awaken a little taste and interest in our roots. We not only stayed in the center of the city, we have gone to San Antonio, the Petrocasas, the El México neighborhood...,” commented the creator of the Guarachando Compay Gallo Festival, based in "Amancio" for more than a decade.

The program included presentations by flagship groups in defense of the guaracha and son genres, which have been presented every day during the mornings in a different community in Las Tunas and, at 9:00 p.m., at the Emiliano Salvador Music House. The Nuevo Son sextet, the Son del Barrio, Sonoridad Cubana, and Contrapunto septets; as well as the soloists Divania González and Ernesto Soria are part of the cast. The event concludes this Sunday, at 10:00 pm, with Barricada and Gaspar himself, in the Plaza de los Recuerdos, around the El México neighborhood.

On the other hand, the workshop Between Guaracha and Son, during the initial day, brought those present at the "Emiliano Salvador" closer to interesting data about these sounds, with examples of their main exponents in Cuba and the province, in particular.

Unstoppable in the defense of guaracha, Esquivel dreams of creating in the not-too-distant future the national meeting of guaracheros based in Las Tunas. “The 'Guarachando Compay Gallo', for example, has had its sociocultural impact, and 'Las Tunas has its Guarachason' comes to strengthen the intention of promoting knowledge about gender in other places. Art must be felt, protected, and promoted. It cannot happen that we only remember these aspects in the context of an event, it must be promoted throughout the year. It is part of our identity,” he concluded.