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Matanzas is celebrating Cuba Danzón Festival

Gloria Machado León 31 octubre, 2016

Extolting the Cuban national dance in contemporary cultural landscape is the main objective of the 2016 Matanzas Cuba Danzón Festival, which will run between  November 17th and 20th.

The meeting will gather in Matanzas city pairs of dancers from several provinces and representatives from Mexico and Venezuela. For two nights will be held the contest, with eliminatory, he explained Luis Ortega, communications specialist in the provincial Enterprise Music and Entertainment Rafael Somavilla.

A team of cultural figures and representatives of Cuban associations dedicated to spreading this genre jury, officially released by Miguel Failde 1st. January 1879, will award a Grand Prix, three places and an award for best foreign partner.

The danzón, its origins and evolution will be the theme that will motivate discussions musicologists, researchers, teachers and specialists from the Cuban and Latin American rhythm in the theoretical event, also he expanded the spokesman of the organizing group.

The Cuba Danzón  Festival will have as headquarters the Velasco movie theater , while it is planned decommissioning and awards in the central Freedom Park, with the aim that the population enjoys more closely the anthological genre released in the old Artistic and Literary Liceo de Matanzas, where currently the Joseph White concert hall, where to pass the opening ceremony of the event is.

The Miguel Failde Palace of Danzon and the Professional School of Arts of Matanzas are among the institutions that will host the competition.

Popular dances, talks, competitions couples, tours of heritage centers, dance master classes and lectures complete the program of the event. Danzon has held since 2013 the status of intangible heritage of the Cuban nation.



Original text by on Oct 31st, 2016

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