Holguin, Cuba, Oct 23 – The eastern Cuban province of Holguin is preparing today for a festival with about 300 guests, hoping to become the cultural capital of Ibero-America from Oct. 24 to 30.
Delegations from around 20 countries are expected to come to this city to participate in the 19th Ibero-American Culture Festival, with the largest groups coming from Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico.
As well as the usual Latin presence, there will be artists and intellectuals from Switzerland, Indonesia, the United States, and France.
The event is dedicated this year to South American peoples, and the main topic is the process of integration and emancipation underway in Latin America, Alanys Toranzo, member of the organizing committee, said.
As one feature, the program includes the first worldwide celebration of Couples Folk Dancing, featuring folk dancers from Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela, among others.
Also on the list is the 8th Ibero-American Congress of Thought, featuring intellectuals from some seven nations, including the Cuban researcher Eduardo Torres Cuevas, and Havana historian Eusebio Leal Spengler.
The festival is being organized by Casa de Iberoamerica, which in 2013 celebrates its twentieth anniversary, dedicated to promoting the genuine expressions of the territories of Europe and America where Ibero-Roman languages are spoken.
Source: Prensa Latina