Washington, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The American John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts considers a pleasure to open its doors to those who want to celebrate Cuban culture during a great festival whose preparations march perfectly today, according to organizers.
We have a lot of work, but there are many people depending on the success of the event and the preparations are perfect, Gilda Almeida, director of the Kennedy Center’s International Programs, told Prensa Latina, referring to the event named ‘Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World’.
The festival, which will begin on May 8 in the presence of more than 200 Cuban artists living in and outside her country, ‘is very important for the Kennedy Center and I think for everyone,’ the director said.
The culture of the island is special, we traveled there to select the participants and we are very confident that the program is excellent, it will be a great success, he said.
According to Almeida, participants will have a unique opportunity to know the best of Cuba in theater, music, film, dance, visual and culinary arts.
All spaces of the place, including nine theaters, will be dedicated to the event that will last until June 3, and for which about 200 to 250 volunteers expect to support the institution during those weeks.
One of the most representative figures of the Cuban popular song, Omara Portuondo, and the Cuban National Ballet, Malpaso and Irene Rodríguez companies, will open the event.
Other participants will be Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, the Miguel Failde Orchestra, Zule Guerra and Blues de Habana jazz quintet, Aymee Nuviola, Haydee and Pablo Milanes, and Los Van Van orchestra; as well as the El Publico and Argos Teatro theater groups.