The XI International Timbalaye Festival entitled as La ruta de la Rumba will take place from August 23rd through the 31st sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Culture and the event will celebrate the 500 years of the foundation of Havana city and Veracruz city from Mexico.
The XI International Timbalaye Festival was inaugurated at the venue of the Cuban Writers and Artists Association (UNEAC) in August 23rd, along with a colloquium about the new ways of cooperation for the economic, cultural and tourist development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The main representatives of that activity are the Cuban poet, narrator and ethnologist Miguel Barnet and the director of the Iberoamericano cultural space of the Iberomaricana General Secretary named Enrique Vargas from Mexico.
The Mexican president of the Culture and Tourism Association of Latin America, Armando Bojórquez made his speech, along with the Cuban economists Zoila González and María Elena Mora, the philosopher José Matos, the woman poet Nancy Morejón and the UNEAC´s president Luis Morlote.
Dancing Rumba Bands are performing at the festival in different stages and homages have been carried out for Benny More who is a well-known Cuban artist as el Bárbaro del Ritmo (the Great Musical Rhythmic artist).
The harpist Delfino Guerrero and the singer Fabiola Jaramillo from Mexico are among the invited artists who are participating in the most popular party of the Cuban capital with a big tourist appealing.
In addition, related lessons, debate panels, concerts and shows are being carried out to show the local Rumba importance which was declared as heritage of mankind by the UNESCO.
Radio Rebelde News Desk