Monday, June 18, 2012
Havana.- The 45th Cucalambé Festival, dedicated to the promotion of rural cultural traditions, will be held in the eastern province of Las Tunas.
The event, scheduled for the summer season in the island, will pay tribute to the Cuban poet Jesús Orta Ruiz (el Indio Naborí), including a theoretical meeting on the current values of his work.
Likewise, the television program Palmas y Cañas will be acknowledged, as well as the group Original Cucalambé and Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo (El Cucalambé), a renowned poet of the 19th century.
According to organizers, more than 300 artists, writers and researchers have confirmed their participation in the event; among them Tomasita Quiala, Emiliano Sardiñas, Roberto Chile and Kamil Bullaudy.
The program includes craftwork artists and presentations of music groups that best represent the rural traditions of the country, as well as the improvisation event Justo Vega and the Cucalambé awards to written “décimas” (a ten-line stanza of poetry) and the gloss award Canto alrededor del punto.