HAVANA, Cuba.- The world premiere of the musical Cinco Heroes cubanos (Cuban Five) by Cuban Children Theater Company La Colmenita, in Turkey, was very well received by the audience at the Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center, Istanbul.
The presentation was the last one of a tour around several Turkish cities and it was dedicated not only to the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters imprisoned in the US, known as the Cuban Five, but also to the victims of the mid-air blowing of a Cubana de Aviacion airliner by terrorists in October, 1976, Prensa Latina reported.
The play includes songs by Silvio Rodriguez, Carlos Puebla and Van Van, and verses by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet and Uruguayan Mario Benedetti.
Before the show started, La Colmenita’s director Carlos Alberto Cremata told the audience about the case of the Cuban Five: Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez.
The public sang along some of the best-known songs in the show and some of them showed a large banner reading a slogan demanding the release of the Cuban Five.
At the end of the show, many people in the audience approached the young artists to thank them for letting them know about the case since the official media in his country don’t say anything about the issue.
Before returning to Cuba, La Colmenita (The Little Beehive) will stage the play in Bulgary.