Voces de la República Colloquium Back in Sancti Spiritus

Enrique Ojito

The 14th Voices of the Republic (Voces de la República) Colloquium that is hosted in Sancti Spiritus May 15 through 18, will go more deeply into the complex political, economic, cultural and social characteristics of the Cuban nation from 1902 to 1958.

According to Juan Eduardo Bernal Echemendía, president of the local subsidiary of the Jose Marti Socio Cultural Society, some 50 papers will be debated in the forum, considered a unique event in the island.

This year’s event will honour several Cuban literature and art personalities like National Poet Nicolas Guillen in his 110th birthday anniversary, as well as sculptor Rita Longa and prolific intellectual Mirtha Aguirre in theirs centennials.

The colloquium will also pay tribute to the killing of the members of the Independientes de Color (Independents of Color) movement that took place in 1912, and to the 90th birthday of local painter, poet and writer Thelvia Marín Mederos.

The ninth volume of the book Voices of the Republic will be launched within the framework of the forum, which contains reflections from the last two celebrated events.

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