In Cuba: 23rd anniversary of the House of Africa
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- 01 / 04 / 2009
There will be several exhibitions opened: Áfro-América: La Tercera Raíz, Oche Aye, Humo y Tambor and Alafia, all of them in the House of Africa, Premio Wemilere 2008 in the Somín Bolivar House, Ancestros and Obi kue in the House of the Benemérito de las Américas Benito Juárez, as well as the coming out of the Afro-Cuban town council on Epiphany at 2:00 in the afternoon, which will give it an allegoric-traditional characteristic touch.
The screening of documentaries in the movie room Lumiere and the tributes to the music scholars Helio Orovio and Dra. Leyda Oquendo will be the collateral activities that are to color the event, which will end on Saturday 10 in the city of Matanzas with a tour around cultural sites of interest in this province and related to the main theme of the XIII African-American Anthropological Workshop.
On the other hand, the II Encounter of African Language will take place on January 7 in the Simón Bolívar House from 9:00 in the morning until 12:30 in the afternoon and in the Casa de la Obrapía from 2:30 until 5:00 in the afternoon.
On January 8 it will take place in the Belen Convent and in the House of Africa from 9:00 until 12:30 and in the Vitrina de Valonia and Solar La California from 2:30 until 5:00 in the afternoon. Meanwhile the closing is expected to take place in the House of Poetry at 7:00 o’clock on that same day. The following shows are also expected to take place: De mi África in the House of Africa, on January 6 at 4:00 in the afternoon and a Closing Gala in the House of Poetry on January 8 at 7:00 in the evening. In this II Encounter of African Language there will take place artists from Algeria, Cuba and Cameron.
Once both events are over there will take place a post-event workshop Decir la Poesía which will be given on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 in the House of Africa, in coordination with the House of Poetry.
As it is already usual every year, it all starts on January 6, on the Epiphany, with the African-American Anthropological Workshop and the Encounter of African Language in its thirteenth and second edition respectively, in the House of Africa and in the Historical Center of the City.