Wemilere Festival: a quarter of a century invoking the roots


Until November 17, the Guanabacoa municipality will once again become an obligatory site for lovers of expressions of the popular-traditional Cuban culture of African matrix.

The African Roots Festival Wemilere, will be the main reason for the Villa Pepe Antonio to speak again the roots, through music and dance, manifestations that will be accompanied by plastic, literature and culinary art.

The program conceived for this edition includes an academic day in which there will be approaches to important issues of Cuban culture and its link with expressions from the African continent, among others of interest.

Among the main cultural options of Wemilere they include the Salon of Plastic Arts “Lo Africa”; the musician-dance contest, the "Presence" Colloquium, the Popular Fair "El Diablito", a literary forum and the children's Wemilere.

The main cultural institutions of the municipality will add to the celebration of the first quarter of a century of one of the most important cultural events in the country, which this year is dedicated to the half millennium of the Villa San Cristobal de La Habana.

Among the novelties planned for this opportunity, the first public appearance of the Akorin group stands out, a format that, with a unique composition, achieves an excellent dialogue between Yoruba touches and songs and chamber music, matching the sounds of bata drums with the melodies of violins and cellos.

They will share stages, during the Diablito Fair, with the dance company “Kbasoy” and with the dancers of the dance-theater company “Villa de San Cristobal”.

This Diablito Fair will take place from November 11 to 14, from 5:00 p.m. (local time) to 9:00 p.m. (local time) in the vicinity of the Guanabacoa Amphitheater, and the new format will make a sample of its public available repertoire, dedicated to four orishas (Eleggua, Oshu, Oya and Aggayu)


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