HAVANA, Feb. 7 The most important cultural event in Cuba: the Book Fair, today begins its journey from the Fort of San Carlos de la Cabaña, east of Havana, where in the afternoon the opening ceremony will take place and open to the public from tomorrow.
Its twenty-eighth edition is dedicated to the narrator Eduardo Heras León, National Prize for Literature and Publishing, who runs the Literary Training Center Onelio Jorge Cardoso.
From Algeria, honored guest country, more than 200 titles published by Algerian publishers will be exhibited and the writer and Minister of Culture, Azzedine Mihoubi, will head the delegation.
Tomorrow the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, with Amine Kouider as guest conductor, will offer a concert in the Covarrubias hall with free admission, in which Algerian music will be performed, the Polovtsian Dances of the opera The Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin and the Seventh Symphony of Beethoven.
Books Environment in Havana
Although the inauguration of the twenty-eighth International Book Fair of Havana will be in the afternoon in San Carlos de la Cabaña, the House of the Americas begins this morning its activities as one of the subsedes.
His program begins at 11:00 AM in his Che Guevara room with the presentation of the title Desmemoriado: Historias de la música cubana, an investigation by Rosa Marquetti published by the Ojalá publishing house.
On Friday at 02:00 in the afternoon, on the premises, the Casa de las Américas Publishing Fund will make a special tribute to Eduardo Heras León – to whom this fair is dedicated – with the re-edition of his story book Los steps in the grass.
On Friday, the Cuba Pavilion will open its doors, with presentations of literary novelties, a large bookstore, the performance of the Jazz Band of the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and of Haydée Milanés.