17 YEARS OF THE CUBA FEST FESTIVAL IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
This festival of Cuban culture will take place from March 5 to 15, celebrating 17 years of frank readiness for enjoyment and healthy fun. The Cuban culture star will shine for eleven days to illuminate Guanajuato and tourists from Mexico and other countries.
This 2020 three anniversaries of cardinal importance converge for Mexico and Cuba: the 500th anniversary of the foundation of Havana, the 20th anniversary of the twinning between this Cuban city, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato capital, all of them World Heritage Sites. And, in addition, the centenary of the birth of the monumental Alicia Alonso. The tribute to this Cuban woman includes, among other activities, the screening of the biographical documentary “Alicia Alonso: prima ballerina assoluta” (ICAIC) of the Spiral series of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.
The musical commemoration of these events will be in charge of the excellent Cuban duet “Leo and Marlene”; voice and piano that will open the opening curtain of CUBAFEST 2020, in the historical museum of San Miguel de Allende; the afternoon of Thursday, March 5.
Cuban cinematography will have a leading role in the Miguel Malo auditorium on March 10 and 11, with the presentation of the premiere: “The color of the rumba” by the creator Lester Hamel of BIS Music; according to the rumba as a cultural heritage of humanity-UNESCO. And the award-winning film “El Benny”, with the performance of Renny Arozarena and the direction of Jorge Luis Sánchez, biographical feature of the great Cuban singer Benny Moré “The barbarian of the rhythm”.
On Sunday, March 8, International Women’s Day, CUBAFEST joins this global celebration with the super star presentation of the Havana group “De Cuba Son”, under the direction of Havana singer and bassist Julia Pedroso, acting in the privileged Center Cultural of Fine Arts.
The traditional aroma and flavor of the Cuban cocktail bar in CUBAFEST ensures its stellarity on the palate of the tasters attending this festival; Ron Matusalem will be the gourmet star.
The city of Guanajuato capital will also vibrate to the sound and to the Cuban rhythm in several venues, mainly in the closing event on Sunday, March 15, in the stellar Cervantes Theater with what it seems will be an unforgettable concert: “Classic and contemporary Cubans” , by the group “De Cuba Son”, a star group that will have as a special guest Camilo Mederos, famous sonero and interpreter of powerful and charismatic Cuban voice.
Meanwhile, “Latte Café, the Girls of Cuba”, are already expected in the splendid Plaza Allende in the historic center of the capital of Guanajuato. Here they will perform on Saturday, March 14 in a double program, sharing the stage with the musical surprise of CUBAFEST for all the dancing public: his majesty the “Sonora Habanera”
In the academic space “Gastronomy in Cuban music” will be the central theme of the conference to be held at the Technological University of San Miguel de Allende (UTSMA). The wonderful dessert of this party will be the Cuban educational children’s cinema, with several presentations where the children actors of the special Cuban art school “LA COLMENITA” perform.
Thus, after 17 years of permanence of CUBAFEST, it is projected to reach a record number of attendees to this unique tourist and cultural product of free and free access, which contributes to the quality of life of Guanajuato.