Artistic expressions from 18 nations have already confirmed their presence to virtually participate in the 53rd edition of the Cucalambeana Fiesta, organized in this city; an online event that will pay tribute, from June 29 to July 1, on the 191 anniversary of the birth of Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo, El Cucalambé.
Las Tunas, Cuba.- Improvisers, folk singers, troubadours, poets, writers, humorists, musicians and representations of folk dances from Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Latvia will pay tribute to the most popular bucolic poet of the 19th century in Cuba and his work.
For several days now, channels have been created on different platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, through which you can view, enjoy and share around this popular fiesta that aims to bring Cuban peasant traditions to its maximum expression; as well as the décima, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Open the call for the Justo Vega Improvisation Contest, a dozen participants have sent their creations to be evaluated, an opportunity for the growth of the newest defenders of the genre that presents its award this Sunday on the Palmas y Cañas television program.
In turn, to participate in the traditional El Cucalambé contest of written décima, those interested may submit up to three compositions, as a tribute to the man who turned his life into poetry around the El Cornito farm.
With renewal and dynamic air, El Cucalambé spirit can already be breathed from Las Tunas and towards the world, a popular festival that invites to share the memories of the previous editions through photos, videos, historical recounts or information about the protagonists of the event.
Shortened distances in the different profiles on social media can be found evidence of the Cucalambeana Fiestas in which Ramón Veloz, Consuelo Vidal, Celina González, Inocente Iznaga, (El Jilguero), Jesús Orta Ruiz, the duo Los Compadres, among other important personalities of Cuban culture participated.
In addition, there have been mentions of Cuban culinary traditions, crafts, children’s repentismo and tonadas workshops, as well as the 31st edition of the Catauro de la Décima, a space convened by the Sanlope publishing house.