The John F. Kennedy Center to Host Cuban Art Festival in 2018

Havana, Dec 7.- The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC will host from May 8 to 20 of 2018 a festival dedicated to Cuban art, the island’s Ministry of Culture stated.

The event entitled ‘Artes de Cuba’, will bring together artists living in Cuba and abroad, who will make known the artistic work of the island to the American public.

A program that includes dance, theater, film, visual arts, design, fashion and gastronomy, will be presented during the meeting, the statement said.

Music will be in charge of Omara Portuondo, pianists Rolando Luna and Aldo Lopez Gavilan, Los Van Van orchestra, and residents abroad Dafnis Prieto, Afro-Cuban Experience and Yaite Ramos Rodriguez ‘La Dame Blanche’, among others.

The work by artists Manuel Mendive, Roberto Fabelo and Roberto Diago will be exhibited during those days; while the diaspora will be represented by Jose Parla and Emilio Perez.

‘Artes de Cuba’ will present a retrospective in tribute to the 40th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema with the screening of Cuban films ‘Memorias del Subdesarrollo’ (Memories of Underdevelopment), ‘Retrato de Teresa’ (Portrait of Teresa), ‘Lucía’, ‘Fresa y Chocolate’ (Strawberries and Chocolate), ‘Suite Habana’ and ‘Conducta’ (Behavior).

The festival’s programming is paid by the Kennedy Center in collaboration with the Cuban Music Institute and the Cuban Film Institute, and the National Council for the Performing Arts and the National Fine Arts Council. (Prensa Latina)