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A small sample of the renowned Cuban artist Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) seduces today the audience participating here in the Cuban cultural week in Brazil, at the National Museum of the Republic.

 The Works "Conversation" and "The David and Phoenix", exhibited in one of the rooms of the museum, are a reflection of the creativity, imagination, effort and capacity of rising of Cuban people", said the artist in dialogue with the press.

 "In my works I talk about my Cuba, my people, their dreams, desires and concerns, and the sea that surrounds us", he added.

 Considered one of the most international recognized artists and deputy to the National Assembly of People's Power, Kcho expressed the need to be close to the public, and said that "it is important for visitors to approach and even touch the sculptures to feel their energy and can interact with them".

 "An artist will never be a stranger on the tip of a pyramid, the artist is a man living in society, and he develops inside it", said highlighting that the works of the sample, are the result of a history of efforts developed by a very small country, but large in thought, knowledge and ability.

 Kcho stressed that his exhibition have three works that were part of his last exhibition in Havana called Sacrifice at the crossroads, which was visited by more than 20,000 people.

 Referring to his condition of deputy, said that every time he makes an sculpture he thinks about how it can have a positive effect on people and although it reflects a terrible problem, it is necessary to transmit an effective message. The sample "Cuba, mucho gusto", will be opened until December 2 and it is a great opportunity for the people of this city to know the rich culture of Cuba.

 "Cuba image and possibilities", with 130 photos of more than 23 authors, and "Cuban cinema posters" present the traditions and customs of the Caribbean country and its cultural diversity.

Source: Prensa Latina

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