African celebration in Cuba
The Seventh Fiesta for Africa festival takes from May 24 to 28 with a wide-ranging program of activities honoring the different cultures of the continent.
Among the personalities to attend will be Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the South African 2010 World Cup, who will speak on the political and cultural importance of the soccer event, said Pascal Onguemby, Congolese ambassador to Cuba at a press conference on Monday.
The senior member of the African diplomatic corps in Cuba said the goal is to show the reality of the continent and help people discover that "Africans live and work very hard."
As part of the program, the Cutumba Folklore Company from Santiago de Cuba will perform on May 26 and there will be a tribute to the Cuban National Folklore Group, celebrating its 45th anniversary.
Also scheduled is a ceremony that will include the placing of a floral wreath in the Havana cemetery where Cubans who fought for African independence are buried.
Source: By Michel Hernández, Granma