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Promised paradise, Cuban charm, American seduction…

Gloria Machado León 19 julio, 2016
The Scenic Memory House, in coordination with the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba in Matanzas, proposes a conference in the afternoon of Tuesday, which becomes relevant in the current national context.

Promised paradise, Cuban charm, American seduction is a new opportunity for rapprochement between two shores. From December 17th, 2014 the process of restoration of the Cuba-United States relations after a unilateral breach dictated by President Dwight Eisenhower in January 1961, has led to controversies, doubts, hopes and endless information on social networks and search applications in the network of networks.

The process is accompanied, of course, attempts by the US extreme right for denying an approach that, while not assume that the island make a fresh start in its history and renounce claims as delivering the territory illegally occupied by the Naval base Guantanamo itself brings advantages in many aspects for both nations.

In the framework of policies imposed on the Cuban people by the US government, attacks on senior leaders of the Cuban Revolution, media campaigns dedicated to weaken the social achievements of the Cuban process, culture always remained as an effective mediator of the people, depositories the suffering that meant 53 years without exchanges between two geographically separated by only 90 miles countries.

The Scenic Memory House, in coordination with the provincial branch of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba in Matanzas, proposes a conference in the afternoon of Tuesday, which becomes relevant in the current national context.

The playwright Ulises Rodriguez Febles, director of the institution, attached to the Provincial Council of Performing Arts and a member of the Iberoamerican Network File, offered details related to the meeting.

“It’s a lecture on the influence of Cuban culture in the United States before the triumph of the Revolution, in 1959, by the Colombian Francis Lucas, curator of the exhibition presented at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, with great success and impressive attendance of spectators.

“It includes photographs, posters, newspapers, brochures and other materials that have to do with the period between 1919 and 1959, essentially on tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries.”

It is usually investigates, analyzes and evaluates the influence of various cultures in the roots of the Cuban people, so the contribution of this conference is very new as regards the presence of elements of our identity and artistic and literary values in society US before 1959.

“This proposal explores the construction of the concept of Cuban identity by intellectuals, artists and promoters of tourism and the influence and impact of the singers on the music scene and the American show.

“It is a conference that may interest many precisely at the moment of close and controversial relationship with the United States we are experiencing, but the American and Cuban cultures have always had an approach that goes back to a very early date in time and this action can contribute to an understanding of this stage. “

Promised paradise, Cuban charm, American seduction is a new opportunity for documentation about a topic that may be of a very specific contemporaneity and the rapprochement between two shores.

Original text by on July 19th, 2016

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