Cubafest 2014 from March 8 to 16
For a decade the free, multidisciplinary Cubafest has been a valuable cultural tourism product for San Miguel and the state of Guanajuato, and in March Cubafest returns for its 11th year.
This year Cubafest will honor the King of Mambo, Dámaso Perez Prado, on the 25th anniversary of his death, and the celebration will be held in three cities: San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato. It will feature 300 professional, semiprofessional and amateur dancers from 50 national dance companies; 72 guests from Cuba from six musical, cultural, educational and artistic institutions; six film releases, with the most representative examples of Cuban films extolling non-violence; and books, products, crafts and musical recordings by Cuban artists. In addition, it will feature photographer Alberto Arcos; poet, writer, professor and screenwriter Fidel Antonio Orta; and artist and ceramicist Julieta del Carmen Leon, whose work is a symbol of the production of high-quality art objects.
For the first time, Cubafest 2014 presents Cuban pianist, conductor and composer Daniel Herrera and his orchestra La Corte, on Saturday, March 8, to celebrate the opening of Cubafest and International Women’s Day in the Jardín.
Cubafest 2014 offers a diverse program highlighting the two major orchestras in Cuba that are best known in Mexico: “Sonora Habanera” and “They are 14 Cuba,” which will offer the closing concert and dance on Saturday, March 15, at 9pm in the Jardín.
The photographic work of Alberto Arcos, chief photographer of the Cultural Fund of Cuba, will be on display from Friday, February 28, to Friday, March 28, in the exhibition “The Great Musicians from Cuba and Tobacco,” installed in the lobby of Actinver bank at San Francisco 33. A percentage of the profits from the show will be donated to benefit the Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende.
For movie listings and more complete program information visit www.cubaensanmiguel.com 2014.