Wins cultural investigation scholarships & Memoria Viva Prizes
By Josué Martínez
Holguín concludes 2006 with important results in the field of cultural investigations. The two Scholarships-Awards on Cultural Investigation and another three Memoria Viva Prizes recently obtained by academicians of the territory are clear evidence of it, declared Dr. Eduardo Ávila Rumayor, expert of the Investigation Field of the Provincial Culture Direction, to BAIBRAMA.
Investigators José Miguel Abreu Cardet and Elia Sintes Gómez, both from the Monuments Office of the Provincial Heritage Center, stood with two Investigations Scholarships conferred by the Juan Marinello Center for the Investigation and Development of the Cuban Culture.
Abreu's proposal is entitled Â¨Sugar Industry and Canaries in Eastern CubaÂ¨ while Sintes Gómez' research centers on a study on Emigration from the British, French, Dutch and Danish Antilles and from Haiti to Cuba and its relation to the sugar production in the 20th century.
Similarly, three works of the territory won the Memoria Viva Prize in the category of Traditions Preservation. They were Â¨Blancas manos para Blanca RosaÂ¨ (White Hands for Blanca Rosa) by Nora Medina Caballero from the Gibara Municipal Culture Direction, Â¨La conga y comparsa de Mateo SánchezÂ¨ (Mateo Sánchez' conga and group) by Zulema Reyes Maceo and Emilio Ramírez Díaz, both representing the Mayarí Municipal Culture Direction as well as Â¨El Trio Los RomeroÂ¨ (Los Romero Trio) by Hidroilia García de la Cruz, from the Joseíto Fernández Communitarian Culture Center of the municipality of Moa.
Despite that there were many years since the province of Holguín did not obtain those national scholarships, it traditionally wins the Memoria Viva Prizes, Ávila Rumayor highlighted.
For 2007, he remarked, we will work to mobilize the human skills on this field.