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World religious leader to praise Cuban cultural center
Talking about a cultural gala for the fifth year anniversary of the institution, Ortega, who is also a deputy to the Cuban Parliament, told AIN that hundreds of children had been incorporated to learn of the artistic manifestations since the opening of the institution.

She classified the communitarian center as a dream come true, a space for amateurs and professionals that is integrated to prioritized social programs and that is very closely related to culture and learning, an example of the recovery of the famous neighbourhood of Simpson, in the outskirts of the city.

The cultural center that pays tribute to the memory of Lincoln, who was President of the United States and a fighter against slavery, works a lot with the next door school that has the same name and in the nearby children’s hospital from Matanzas.

Placed where Miguel Failde, the creator of Danzón was born, the building used to be a cinema that went down under the flames of a fire; and it was re-opened five years ago as a communitarian center, thanks to the initiative by Ortega, with the contribution of government and culture authorities.

In the gala, that included the presentations of the Matanzas Chamber Choir and the Danza Espiral Company, they recognized the spirit, effort and creative work of its directors René Quirós, National Communitarian Culture Award.


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