Inspired by the graphics captured by the lens of Raúl Corrales, the mural recreates Christmas Eve Carbonera on December 24th, 1959, a memorable day on which Fidel Castro decided to dine with the charcoal burners of Soplillar. Photo: Facebook Lázaro Ramón Sosa Morel.
Four days were enough to complete the restoration of the mural painting at the entrance to the town of Soplillar, inspired by the original graphic captured by the lens of Raúl Corrales on Carbonera Christmas Eve on December 24th, 1959.
The good news appeared on the Facebook account of Lázaro Ramón Sosa Morel, where thanks are transmitted to the Municipal Directorate of Culture “for entrusting us with a work of such historical value,” he stressed.
With this action, the faces of the families participating in the first revolutionary Christmas Eve became more legible, that memorable day in which Fidel Castro decided to dine with the charcoal burners of Soplillar, an event that would early mark the human stature of the eternal Commander in Chief.
The mural made by the Martha Machado Brigade and its coordinator Alexis Leyva Machado, which recreates the original photo of Corrales, was inaugurated in December 2009 as a greeting to the half century of the aforementioned Christmas Eve.
The Free Image project had the restoration work on the mural carried out in 2009 by the Martha Machado Brigade and its coordinator Alexis Leyva Machado. Photo: Facebook Lázaro Ramón Sosa Morel.
The Libre imagen project was in charge of the exquisite restoration of a mural that is returned as new days after commemorating the 60th anniversary of the epic victory on April 19th in the sands of Playa Girón, considered the first great defeat of Yankee imperialism in Latin America.
Soplillar, a town belonging to the Playa Larga Popular Council, is also the birthplace and current residence of Nemesia Rodríguez Montano, the girl whose mother and brother were killed by the ’61 bombs.
The restoration of the mural painting at the entrance to Soplillar is part of the actions to greet the 60th anniversary of the historic victory in Playa Girón. Photo: Facebook Lázaro Ramón Sosa Morel.
Inspired by her and the events that surrounded her, Jesús Orta Ruiz, the Naborí Indian, wrote the poem Elegía de los zapaticos blanco. She was not at the revolutionary dinner, but on several occasions she has assured that she remembers the moment when her father was notified and she ran to the houses of Rogelio and Carlos, where the feast was held.
The restoration of the mural painting at the entrance to Soplillar is part of the actions to greet the historic anniversary of the victory over the invasion by Playa Girón, where Cuba signed with the blood of its martyrs its decision to be free, sovereign and independent.