The festival was inaugurated in Belen Square, Old Havana, on August 17th, and will be concluded on the 31st in Santiago de Cuba, after being performed in nine provinces
The International Festival The Route of Rumba, organized by Timbalaye, promoter of Cuban culture, was held last Saturday, August 25th, in Trinidad, a town in the south-central part of the island declared a World Cultural Heritage Site.
The groups and guests to the tenth edition of the festival were received in the cobblestone streets and mansions of the colonial area and had their first presentation in the Palace of the Royal Congos, an institution created in the seventeenth century by the African emigration.
Artists who have dedicated part of their lives to this music-dance event were recognized, and conferences and artistic demonstrations were held with clay by descendants of the Santander family.
According to historians, Trinidad is an example in the Caribbean in preserving the colorfulness of its traditions, especially the touches and dances of its African ancestors.
The festival, which was opened in Belen Square, Old Havana, on the 17th of this month, will continue in Ciego de Avila and Camaguey to end on the 31st in Santiago de Cuba, after being performed in nine provinces.
The event was sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, the National Heritage Council, the Hermanos Saiz Association, and the Timbalaye project, among other entities.