The development of conferences, workshops and the compilation of valuable oral and written bibliography for 25 years, give credit to the Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo Iber-American House of Décima, in this city, as a reference research center in defense of the national stanza, the tonada and the improvised verse.
The film Birds of Passage, by Colombian directors Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, won the 40th Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema's Coral Award for Best feature-length fiction film.
The Teatro Tuyo Company has been granted recently the Rubén Vigón award for to the best lighting design, for ¡¡PUM !!!; while actor Alejandro Batista was awarded the "Adolfo Llauradó", for his role in Juegos Olímpiclowns.
The most authentic of the Cuban rhythms is passionately defended during the 14th Barbarito Diez Festival of Popular Music, in Manatí; especially on the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the birth of the "Prince of Danzón," this December 4th.