Chinese Culture Festival 2014 Held in Havana

2944547HAVANA,  May 28   The 14th Chinese Culture Festival 2014 will be held here on June 7 and 8 in order to bring Chinese culture to Cuba, the organizers of the event said today. For two days the Expocuba fairgrounds, in the outskirts of Havana, will host the festival which this year is dedicated to the 167th anniversary of the arrival of Chinese immigrants to Cuba and the 65th anniversary of the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Armando Perón, artistic director of the event, explained that on this occasion they will seek to interact with the public more actively than in previous years since the best way to attract it is making it part of the activities planned.
The cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, Gan Ping, recalled the immense geographical distance between the two countries, which will not obstruct the willingness of the institution to increase the presence of Chinese artists in future events. The cultural program includes the participation of the Cuban School of Wu Shu (Martial Arts), led by Cuban master Roberto Vargas Lee, as well as a violin solo by Milagros Lo, member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, among others. sgl/ef/isa/mgt/deg