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Great Festival of Indian Culture to Be Held in Havana

525c0c36f188dHavana.- An Indian Cultural Festival will be held in Cuba from October 24 to November 4, the first large-scale-festival in a Latin American country.
According to Indian ambassador here, C. Rajasekhar, the festival will strengthen ties between both countries, which have been cordial for years.
The festival will coincide with the visit of a government delegation to the Asian country, led by Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and several members of the cabinet and parliament, said the diplomat. “We want to show the Cuban public the colorful splendor of various manifestations such as visual arts, film, dance and cuisine,” said Rajasekhar.
The show Nrityarupa, a mosaic of Indian dance, will open the inaugural gala at the Teatro Mella in Havana on October 29, the same venue will host the function the next day and then, on October 31 will be exhibit at the Teatro Milanes, of the western Pinar del Rio province.
Besides folk and classical dances, literature will also have a special place because Indian poets, playwrights and novelists will travel to Havana to hold exchanges, conferences, workshops and reading sessions.
Meanwhile, Alba Cultural House in this capital will host from October 28 to November 5 a joint exhibition of painters Narendar Reddy, Sanjiv Nath and Cubans Zaida del Rio and Ernesto García Peña.
The prolific Indian film will also focus the attention of the event: the capital Charles Chaplin cinema will screen several successful films such as Ek tha tiger, partially filmed in Havana, and Parineeta, among other titles.
Gastronomy and the practice of yoga, two of the great benefits of this ancient culture, will also convene in Cuba prestigious chefs and yogis of India to show what they do best: some, yummy dishes and the others, meditation sessions.
Source: Portal Cubarte
Post: Mónica Rodríguez

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