37th edition of Fiesta del Fuego/Festival del Caribe


As every year, the Caribbean Festival [Festival del Caribe] and Fiesta del Fuego will take place for a week in July (July 3-9) in Santiago de Cuba.  As Cibercuba reports, it is a festival “where the popular, the traditional, and pure Caribbean folklore come together.” See post and related video at Cibercuba:

The Fiesta del Fuego is celebrating its 37th edition, and 20 countries have already confirmed their attendance. The event will be dedicated to the history and popular culture of Bonaire, an island of 294 square kilometers, located in the southern Caribbean, a special integral municipality of the Netherlands and one of the overseas territories belonging to the European Union.

Here is a post by AfroCubaWeb:

The history and popular culture of Bonaire will be the focus of the 37th edition, Caribbean Festival. We will have Bonaire dances like Simidan and Bari, which will be part of the various cultural activities proposed by the Fiesta del Fuego. In addition, we will hold regular art workshops, while storytelling, music, poetry and research will be presented around themes of history and culture of the countries in the region that make academic spaces at the Festival.

Thus this event continues to consolidate as the Festival in the country with the highest concentration and diversity of popular cultures and traditions of the peoples of the region. A space to express solidarity, diversity, friendship, and hope each year in the most Caribbean of Cuban cities.

Host: Casa del Caribe and the Provincial Directorate of Culture of Santiago de Cuba.

For Cibercuba post, see https://www.cibercuba.com/videos/cultura/2017-06-05-u1-e186450-proximamente-37-edicion-festival-caribe-santiago-cuba

Also see http://www.afrocubaweb.com/fiestadelfuegoxxxvii.htm

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