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Visually impaired Cubans are showing off their musical abilities at an event for aficionados being held through Thursday in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

The Tenth Frank Emilio Festival is sponsored by the National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired which serves people throughout the island. Some 50 artists will perform at the Thursday night concert and take part in the contest.

The festival is named for the legendary blind Cuban musician Frank Emilio, a musician who demonstrated what can be achieved in a non-excluding society.

The ANCI was created in 1975 and has been continuously active in supporting the governments determination to insert the visually impaired into a full economic and social life. The organization has some 25,000 members and is present in all of Cubas 14 provinces.

Source: Granma

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