Early in the morning, a compact human wave filled the streets of the city, to fill every space of the square Major General Ignacio Agramonte.
Who walk today by the historic center of the city of Camagüey, find in their path more than an art gallery. The traditional rooms of exposure is in addition to the studies-workshop of several artists from the local plastic; some of the most renowned, others less known, and even some fans have opened doors to the creation and show how much local or foreign travels through the convoluted arteries of this peaceful region.
To enjoy the culture in Camagüey is a luxury for those who today are passing through or reside permanently in the "region of pastors and hats", as defined in the once Town of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe the National Poet of Cuba Nicolás Guillén. The reason? The seventh edition of the Festival of the Tinajón, the same as each year proposes a meeting of Camagüey with their culture.
The Prado Museum in Camagüey?, it is heard exclaim incredulous to those who walk today near the Workers Square of this city. But, it is true: reproductions of the most famous paintings of artists of the stature of Goya , El Greco, Caravaggio, Sorolla, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Murillo, Rubens and many others, belonging to the collection of the almost bicentenary Spanish Museum, considered among the most important ones and visited ones of the world, are exhibited from February 2 in the land of tinajones (a large earthenware jar) .
What is love but that common force that takes the feeling everywhere? And it is that the love summons in all its manifestations: art, human beauty, friendship, family, the couple. Love is the work that is built from a shared universe, is where the infinite becomes an act of creation, is that and much more. It is finally, practice of life.
As one of the most attractive and coveted of the Camagüey´s Culture Week is credited the Craft Fair 500 , with representation from creators of all provinces of the country.
Each January 30 is a call for peace and non-violence, a show of support to the pacifism that both reclaim the humanity. Campaigns, programs to combat this scourge in all its manifestations, social movements and other initiatives on a global scale, are the main actions of this day.
Camaguey has much to be proud of in the cultural field. It was here where he wrote the first work of Cuban literature; it is the land that saw the birth of the Avellaneda and the National Poet; the site where Vicentina de la Torre and Fernando Alonso consolidated the second company of classical ballet of Cuba and where today are grown other companies of ballet; it is more than enough. But all this we can add the count with one of the three museums that exist on the island with Special Category, and which also holds the second largest collection of plastic arts of greater connotation in the country.
Female deities Yemaya and Ochún conspire their firmness and seduction in a ceremonial ritual, the heir of the Cuban Santeria and source of inspiration for the Folkloric Ballet of Camagüey (BFC), an accomplice of the spirituality of our ancestors.
Was Sunday 3 February 2013, and I was assigned the coverage of the electoral college No.1, 13, 13 Constituency, Plaza of the Revolution. Other times I had already touched that place, the electoral college of Fidel.