May is Month of Brazilian Culture in Cuba

Havana, May 10. – Music, theater, film and literature are some of the manifestations of art present in this capital in the framework of the month of Brazilian culture in Cuba.

Speaking to the press, the cultural attaché from the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, Sergio Couto said that the event corresponds to an agreement between the Ministries of Culture of both countries to encourage the exchange between artists and the development of this industry.

Couto said the celebration includes the presence of important Brazilian artists such as guitarist Yamandu Costa, who will offer a concert at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater and he will participate as special guest at the inaugural gala of Cubadisco 2012, where he will receive an award for his last record.

The program of activities also includes the presentation of the record Habaneiro Yolinho, the third production of the Cuban singer Yolo Bonilla, in which he plays several Cuban successful songs in Portuguese to the rhythm of Brazilian salsa.

This album is nominated to Cubadisco 2012 in the category of Best Version Anthology.

Couto said the program aims to develop a panel on the translation of works by Brazilian authors in Cuban publishing houses, and a week of dramatized readings of four works representative of the current Brazilian theater, directed and starring Cubans.

As part of the film exhibition, which will be held in the Hall Glauber Rocha of New Latin American Cinema Foundation, the public can enjoy two documentaries on the life of this famed Brazilian filmmaker, which set out the passages of his stay in Cuba during his youth and the last days spent in Portugal with his wife and children.

The Ministry of Culture of Cuba with the Export Promotion Agency of Ministry of Industry and Trade of Brazil will develop, in the third quarter of this year, a month of Cuban culture in Brazil, to be held in several cities.

This beautiful project will be guard by a Brazilian artist or curator, and the idea revolves around the five senses, hence the inclusion in this celebration of cultural events that are part of life and traditions of the people of Cuba as the perfume and cooking, Couto said.(Prensa Latina)