Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Culture Festival begins here today to celebrate the half-millennium of Havana and the 125th anniversary of the Chung Wah Casino, home of the Chinese community of Cuba.
According to the organizers, the event also seeks to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the Asian country and the Caribbean island, united by a deep affection and a solid base of cooperation.
The culture stand, located in the Expocuba fairground (southeast of the Cuban capital) will host the event which will open with the show Danza del Leon (Lion Dance) from the Cuban school of Wushu, directed by Roberto Vargas Lee.
During the day, they will also inaugurate exhibitions, including The Son of the Migrant, a career of the renowned artist Alfredo Chong and an exhibition of traditional Chinese painting by the painter Alexis Carbonell.
The dialogue between the public and scholars of Asian culture will be possible in the colloquium on the Chinese presence in Havana, given by the writers Ciro Bianchi, Silvia Mayra Gomez Farinas and Alfredo Chong.
The day will be extended until Sunday 3, when a cultural show with martial arts, music and dance will be held by the Cuban School of Wushu.
The closing of the event will take place in the culture pavilion itself, with the presentation of the cultural project of CATCH and the Dragon Dance.
Collateral activities include traditional Chinese medicine consultations, interactive workshops on traditional painting and calligraphy, and arts and crafts exhibitions and sales.