Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture

HAVANA, Feb 18 (PL) The Week of Dominican Culture will take place in Havana February 20 through 27 with a display of cinema, theater, literature and music, reported thatcountry”s Embassy in Cuba announced.

The event will begin with a literary event at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), where the Dominican Ambassador in Havana, Joaquín Gerónimo Berroa, will present his novel ‘Feet in the Sky’, and his countryman Tony Morales the book of children tales ‘The brave pirate’.

Morales won the National Prize for Children’s Literature in 2009 with his first published work, The Adventures of the Inventor Child and Marleny Witch.

The Minister Cousellor of the Dominican Embassy in Cuba, Socorro Castellanos, announced in a press conference a Dominican Night to celebrate ‘merengue’, a music rhythm recently declared by Unesco Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

From February 22 to 26, La Rampa cinema will host the III Dominican Film Show in Havana.

The famous Dominican singer-songwriter Victor Victor will arrive in this capital accompanied by the virtuoso guitarist Juan Francisco Ordoñez, and together with the writer and actor Freddy Ginebra will star in the show He sings, I tell, on February 23, in the Che Guevara room of Casa de las Américas .

Two days later, at the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, Víctor Víctor and Ordoñez will offer the conference-concert entitled La bachata: popular Dominican romantic music.

As a closing of the festive week and to commemorate the 173 anniversary of Dominican independence, representatives of that country will lay two wreaths: one dedicated to the National Hero of Cuba, José Martí, and the other to the Father of the Dominican Republic Juan Pablo Duarte, in their respective busts in Havana.