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Rural Music Fest underway, Jornada Cucalambeana in Las Tunas, Cuba
Representatives from 13 countries take part in the 40th running of the National Cucalambe Festival, starting Monday evening in eastern Las Tunas province through July 1.

Puerto Rico brings the largest delegation, including singer Danny Rivera, the Mapeyé National Orchestra, and a member of the Hermanos Sanabria group.

The other nations represented in the festivity are Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Peru, Spain, Paraguay, and Costa Rica.

The 150 foreigners taking part in the festival noted that they are interested in participating in the 14th Iberoamerican Workshop on Decima (A Spanish-language poetry pattern),as well as art and craftsmanship exhibits.

The event gathers the most outstanding Cuban representatives of rural song and music. There will be dance competitions, children's shows, and other attractions.

This rural music and arts events pay homage this year to the famous Cuban poet Juan Napoles Fajardo, the farmers' leader Jose Ramirez, founder of the Cuban Association of Small Farmers, and the province of Villa Clara.

Source: By Roger Aguilera, Periódico26

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