martes, 29 de junio de 2010

Dedicate to Camagüey expo of visual arts

Camagüey - The exhibition " Stamp of the district" presents works with those which 15 authors, of the visual arts, testify facets of the past and present of their Camagüey.

Opened up in the gallery of the Republic street , of this city, the exhibition includes in its title one of the words with those which Nicolás Guillén who was born in the town, edited the first two lines of Elegy of Camagüey: "Oh Camagüey, oh soft district of shepherds and hats! "

Paintings, technical mixed and urban photograph , edges and social. In the underline the watercolors "One of my streets" and "earth Street", the deceased Jorge Santos bequeathed two of the squares with which conquered the appellative of Painter of the city, for his vehemence to approach the old local architecture.

Attached as Santos to the canons of the academicism, Lorenzo Linares participates with "Peasant of Camagüey", "The entrance" and "turbulent Landscape", three of the stamps of its vocation for the treatment of the rural topic.

Gabriel Gutiérrez exposes "Landscape of the Camagüey, allegorical to the cultural miscegenation, and Eduardo Rivera makes it with "The Great Antilla", about a vetust property ornamented by the exuberant vegetation before four real palms.

Ariel Rabassa has in the sample to "Station", allusive to the terminal rail power station of the county, and Welcome Letford exhibits formerly "Our village", a view area focalized in the neo-Gothic church of the Youth's Park José Martí.

Isnel Planas, Annette Pichs, Henry Mazorra and Ángel Olazábal also figures among the authors reflected in the exhibition, foreseen until half-filled of July.

This afternoon "bury" to San Pedro in Camagüey

Camagüey. Today in the afternoon will be the official closing of the San Juan's traditional parties 2010, with the one denominated “bury of San Pedro”, a tragicomic show with which the people of Camagüey says goodbye to the party that anyway continues until the night, when in each area the drink finishes and turn off the musical horns.

June 29 constitute one of the most important dates in the parties, during the journey those “weepers”, accompanied by men, many with bottles of rum in hand, carry out cries faked by San Pedro's death that is represented with a puppet made with old clothes, stuff of dry grass and cloths, which can be taken in a casket or mounted in a wheelbarrow, to finish burnt.

This way, in the Square of the Freedom will be the traditional one " bury”, after the itinerary of a gigantic conga with the one that the people of Camagüey says goodbye to its summer revel.

This representation that also, is carried out in other towns of Cuba, for the people of Camagüey is indissoluble part of the folkloric local San Juan.
Effective from the XVIII century, the San Juan of Camagüey had its origin in the crossroad of celebrations coming from Europe and fairs of livestock sale in the then Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe.

That century is considered that of the full development of the village, today Camagüey whose older sector of its last establishment possesses the status of Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. (Jorge Luis Peix Agüero)