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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Culture


  • Cats, dogs and tick-lipped people coming out from a paintbrush

    Cats, dogs and tick-lipped people coming out from a paintbrush

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa.Laughable characters painted in walls amaze the pedestrians that walk down “Benicia Perdomo” Alley in Camagüey city, eastern Cuba. Thick-lipped negritos... cats... dogs... the strong variations in colors and tones coming out from Ileana Sánchez Hing’s paintbrush, conf…
  • Camagüey Professional Chorus, An Example of Constancy

    Camagüey Professional Chorus, An Example of Constancy

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa. Camagüey Professional Chorus turned 45 years of age after having coped with several obstacles, but also after having experienced satisfaction and joy. This vocal group has enriched the cultural panorama of this land with attractive artistic proposals, characterized by the m…
  • Group Caidije, 80 years dancing

    Group Caidije, 80 years dancing

    By Elia Rodríguez Rodríguez.                Photo Juan Carlos Pérez Nieves The folkloric group Caidije, from Camagüey, expression of the cultural elements of the second Haitian immigration in this territory, gets ready to participate on July 2006 in Santiago de Cuba’s Fiesta del Fueg…
  • Fidelio Ponce de León Group: creators of a good art

    Fidelio Ponce de León Group: creators of a good art

    Text and photos: Gualveris Rosales Sánchez.

    If someone deserves to be called creators who “work for the sake of art”, those people are the members of the non-professional group of plastic artists Fidelio Ponce de León.

  • Benny Moré: A Natural Born Musician
  • Earth, music and poetry in Camagüey

    Earth, music and poetry in Camagüey

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa.         Photo: Leandro Pérez Pérez Every two years by the beginning of December, Doña Iris Workshop, of the Camagüeyan ceramist Oscar Rodríguez Lasseria becomes a picturesque breeding ground. You can find craftspeople there from all over the world which make wonde…
  • Baseball or ballet: that is the question

    Baseball or ballet: that is the question

    By Gualveris Rosales Sánchez .

    Choosing between the popular bat-and-ball game and the elite theatrical art was the dilemma Rafael Saladrigas Ruíz, current maître and main regisseur of the Ballet of Camagüey, had to solve when he was just 11 years old.

  • Adalberto Álvarez, the gentleman of the Cuban ‘son’ music

    Adalberto Álvarez, the gentleman of the Cuban ‘son’ music

    By Jorge Navarro Torres. Musician and author, Adalberto Álvarez Zayas (Havana-1948), is one the more faithful defenders of the most authentic Cuban rhythms: ‘el son’. Although he was born in the capital of the Island, his life has been closely linked to the province of Camagüey, for he is cons…
  • María Antonia, danced and sung

    María Antonia, danced and sung

    By Gualveris Rosales Sánchez .      Photos: Rodolfo Blanco CuéIf you want to know, unfaithful woman /the affliction that your betrayal caused me …in the deep voice of José Luis Castillo -Pupito- is the 'once upon a time' with which Camagüey’s Folkloric Ballet begins to relate, the tragi…
  • The defence of our language: everybody’s duty

    The defence of our language: everybody’s duty

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa.

    Word is an unique source in people’s communication, even when everyday usage makes us consider language an ordinary matter. Nevertheless, the wonder contained in it and the transformations experienced through centuries have given it a notorious distinction.