Bogota, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artists are participating in the Medellin Feria de las Flores (Flower Fair), considered one of the most important cultural events in Colombia.
One of the activities of the Fair, the 19th International Festival Entre Cuentos y Flores (Among Stories and Flowers), was attended by narrators from Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina and Colombia.
The Cuban group Yoruba Andabo was one of the guests of the ‘Afro Night’ that took place in the Parque Cultural Nocturno.
More than 3,000 people enjoyed the performances of several artists alongside the Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellin on Monday at Gardel Square, as part of a tribute to Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, local media reported.
Colombian Noticias Caracol also highlighted the participation of Cuban salsa artist Mayito Rivera; of the great Colombian guitarist and singer-songwriter Pala; the amazing Alejo Garcia; of one of the most recognized voices of new Colombian music, Monica Zuluaga; and of the Cuban (pianist and composer) Hernan Lopez-Nussa.
The program of the Fair – which takes place through August 11 – contemplates the 25th Matancero International Meeting, with conferences on the presence and validity of La Sonora Matancera on the Cuban radio Monday and Tuesday, by specialist Luis Fernando Rovira; and on the life and musical works of Benny More.
The Flower Fair, in the city of Medellin, known as the City of Eternal Spring, hosts a week-long schedule of events and parties every year. Tourists from different countries come to witness attractions such as horseback riding, an orchid competition and music festivals.