|Guantanamo Shows its Best Traditions on July 26 Celebrations
2012.07.26 - 09:34:25 / email@example.com
GUANTANAMO, Cuba.- Artists in Guantanamo showed the best cultural traditions of the eastern Cuban territory during a Gala on Tuesday at the local Guaso Theater welcoming National Rebelliousness Day, whose main ceremony will take place here, Thursday July 26.
The date marks the 1953 attack by a group of young revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro on the Moncada and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedez barracks of the army of former dictator Fulgencio Batista.
The first secretary of the Communist Party in Guantanamo presided over the gala, which included the 18th-century Tumba Francesa music and dance tradition, declared First Cuban Master Piece of Oral and Immaterial Patrimony of Humanity.
Performances that recalled aboriginal cultures and contemporary styles of music and dance, poetry and other local values related to the history and culture of Guantanamo marked the evening gala.
The popular Changui music was highly acclaimed by the audience, a style born in the late 18th century in the most remote eastern Cuban areas.
Along with many bands and ensembles that brought the rich music tradition to the stage, there was also a bit of classical music by local ensembles and choirs.
As part of the cultural presentation, the audience was shown videos on huge screens about the historic struggle of the Cuban people for independence and self-determination, which honored the heroes and martyrs of the nation.