The thirty-sixth edition of the Congress of Political Song will take place in Guantánamo on August 1-4, 2012. The festival/congress will be dedicated to 45 years since the creation of the Nueva Trova Movement and the 25-year anniversary of Guantánamo Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba [Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba]. The event, organized by the Asociación Hermanos Saíz [Saíz Brothers Association] will include performances by writers, artists, scholars, and trovadores from Villa Clara, Holguín, Ciego de Ávila, Las Tunas, Santiago de Cuba, and Havana, featuring musicians such as Polito Ibáñez and his group, Trío Motivos, and the group Querella.
Among the many related events, some activities include meetings and lectures discussing the Nueva Trova from a theoretical perspective, examining the permanence of the political song in the Cuban music scene and its influence today, for example. There will also be a collective exhibition “Bayamo: National Monument,” curated by visual artist Carlos Ramírez. Rounding out the concert program, there will be trova contests, poetry recitals, and audiovisual presentations at various popular councils, social centers, and prisons. There will also be a pilgrimage to the Memorial for the Martyrs of Guantanamo [Monumento de los Mártires Guantanameros] and tributes to CMKS Station, Venceremos newspaper, and the Solvisión television center for their respective 75, 50, and 25 year anniversaries.
For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cultura/2012-07-20/la-cancion-celebrara-su-fiesta-en-guantanamo/