Havana Hosts First Environmental Festival

Havana Hosts First Environmental FestivalHavana, Sep 14. -From Monday to Sunday this week, Havana will host its first environmental festival, featuring musicians, painters and comedians.

The festival has its headquarters in the municipality of Santa Fe, home to well-known actor and painter Jorge Perugorria, a participant in the project, and opens on the anniversary of the death of Antonio Núñez Jiménez, a prominent Cuban archaeologist and environmentalist.

Festival director Osmel Francia said the events include a concert at Vladimir Ilich Lenin High School with popular groups, such as Buena Fe, Los 4, Baby Lores, and Gente de Zona. Comedians and painters will joint in with activities to raise awareness about the environmental problems humanity faces, such as climate change.

In addition to Jorge Perugoría, painters Nelson Dominguez and Zayda del Rio will exhibit a collection of 17 hand-decorated guayaberas, traditional Cuban dress shirts, with an environmentalist message.

Children and young people will take part on Tuesday in the Save the World campaign, a project whose initial stage consists of cleaning up a 17-km area of the Santa Fe coastline.(Prensa Latina)