Cuban Rumba will Sing to Fidel Castro for UNESCO Declaration

Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Rumba, declared by UNESCO as Immaterial World Heritage of the Humanity, will dedicate the celebration for the declaration on December 11th to historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, said sources today.

During the inter-governmental committee held in Ethiopia, the Rumba, musical rhythm of deep African roots, joined the list of UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

Officials from the Heritage Council of Cuba dedicated this achievement to Fidel Castro for his crucial role for outlining the Cuban cultural policy since the first years of the Revolution, began on January 1st, 1959.

Diosdado Ramos, director of Los Muñequitos, one of the emblematic and oldest groups of Rumba in Matanzas, said ‘we will sing to our Commander and the name of Rumba will shine.’

The ceremony will be held at the Patio Colonial in this city, located 100 kilometers east from Havana, with the presence of groups that will perform during 5 hours on Sunday evening.

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