Monday, January 10, 2011
Holguin Culture Fiesta Begins
The 29th Holguin Culture fiesta will be held in this city from January 14 to 18 .
This year"s event will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the academy of fine arts ALBA and the Cuban intellectuals: professor Maria Dolores Ortiz and historian Angela Peña Obregón.
Among the main proposals are the traditional theoretical event dedicated to the study of the Wars of Independence, with the participation of renowned scholars from around the country.
It will also provide an space to grant the awards of the City to acknowledge the work of historians, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians and performing companies from the territory.
This involves broad cultural movement activities in all places and communities in the municipality that includes poetry readings, concerts by major local groups, lectures, exhibit openings and theatrical releases.
The event, which began in 1992, commemorates the granting of the title of City to Holguin and Tenure of Office, on January 18, 1752, by royal decree by King Ferdinand VI of Spain.
With that decision he recognized the commercial prosperity and social development in this town, founded in 1545 by Captain García Holguín, when he received a parcel of land in the area and built the first houses.
As usual, the new anniversary will be marked with a great concert of the century-old orchestra Hermanos Aviles and a cultural gala with the participation of local artists.
The program of the event coincides with a concert by the Cuban group Buena Fe, as part of a national tour promoting its new album made in homage to José Martí.