International Festival Ruta de la Rumba Ready to Tour Cuba

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Ruta de la Rumba Festival will take place from August 17 to 31 with the participation of the main Cuban rumba groups and guests from Italy and Mexico, according to its organizers.

It will be dedicated on this occasion to the dance expressions of Cuban folklore with the purpose of promoting the intercultural dialogue of popular dances, said the president of the event, Ulises Mora, in a press conference.

A tight program of activities that will have actions in several provinces of the island will mark the days of the event to start in Havana and to conclude in the eastern territory of Guantanamo.

Concerts, colloquiums, dance workshops, and master classes given by renowned researchers will take place during those days, including the conference of the first dancer, choreographer and National Dance Award Isidro Rolando.

The festival will also recognize artists who have dedicated an important part of their lives to this music-dance expression, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016.

The festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, the National Heritage Council, the Hermanos Saiz Association, and the Timbalaye project, among other entities.

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