Rumba Takes Part Today in the Celebration of Cuban Culture in Belgium

Brussels, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Rumba, recently declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, will be the protagonist today of the Day of Cuban Culture that takes place in Belgium these days.

In the program planned for this Saturday, a demonstration of the rumba to highlight the value of that musical dance genre that is typical of the Caribbean nation stands out; a genre that a few months ago was included by UNESCO on its list of Intangible Heritage.

Other planned activities include a meeting of Cuban culture minister Abel Prieto with artists from the island living in Belgium, as well as the presentation of the book The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana by the author Magalie Ramán.

The event began on Tuesday and extends for two weeks in order to show the richness and variety of the artistic and cultural production of the Caribbean country.

Yesterday, the minister gave a lecture in which he emphasized that culture is a priority in Cuba and is considered a fundamental pillar for social transformation.

According to Prieto, ‘the concept of transformation of society and the human being on which the Cuban Revolution is based, has to do with the transformation from culture.’ In this sense, he recalled the thought of the National Hero José Martí, who associated culture with freedom, the ability to understand the world and not to be manipulated.

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