Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 1.- The Cuban folk dance company “Camagua” participated in the opening gala of the First International Folk Festival in Paris (Cultures Croisees en Ile-de-France), the general director of that Cuban group, Fernando Medrano, announced today.The creator explained in a note sent to Prensa Latina in this city, some 570 kilometers east of Havana, that the ceremony was held in the gardens at the headquarters of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in the French capital.
The festival, to be run until July 4, is sponsored by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF).
Medrano stated that the Cuban group is sharing the stage with seven other groups from China, Russia, South Africa, Gabon, Serbia, Mexico and France, considered among the best in the world.
The artists will share the stage with groups such as Opera Nanchong (China), the Gustavo Vaqueras Folk Ballet (Mexico), the Mzansi Zulu Dance (South Africa), and the Mbeng N’Tam (Gabon). (Prensa Latina)