Seminars about Federico Garcia Lorca in Cuba start this Monday

The Federico García Lorca Conference, an event organized by the Spanish Embassy in honor of Spanish Language Day, starts today in this capital as part of Europe Month in Cuba.

Isabelle Brillante Pedrosa, the European Union’s ambassador to the Caribbean country, told the Cuban news agency that the initiative will run until April 23 next year and includes a program dedicated to audiovisual screenings, critical reading workshops, dance and gastronomy.

He stressed that due to the scope of the day, which will include various locations in the capital of Havana, activities will be announced daily through the official social networks of Europe Month in Cuba.

Brillante Pedrosa noted that this week would be dedicated to Granada-born poet and playwright Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), who visited the largest of the Antilles in the 1930s and drew inspiration to write famous poems such as Poet in New Yorkmasterpiece of Spanish surrealism.

As for Spanish Language Day, he stressed that it is celebrated every year to commemorate the death of the great literary genius Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), author of the famous novel. The genius gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.

Concerts, plastic art exhibitions, dance festivals, film, literature and cooking workshops will remain part of the program of Europe Month in Cuba, an event that will take place for the second day, he said.

“This first edition is being held to strengthen ties and promote a positive agenda for the development of the peoples of the Old Continent and the archipelago,” said Brillante Pedrosa.

(Taken from ASN)

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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