Guadalajara, México.- Cuban claves sound today in the International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, brought to Mexico by Artex S.A., together with several handicrafts, books and musical records.
In the stand II 24, of the International Pavilion can be found films such as Lucia, Memorias del subdesarrollo, La bella del Alhambra, La muerte de un burócrata, El Benny, Se permuta, Plaff or Too Much Fear of Life and Elpidio Valdes, among others considered classics of the Seventh Art in the island.
As the commercial of Ediciones Cubanas of Artex, Ibahy Diaz, told Prensa Latina, authors such as Dulce Maria Loynaz, awarded the Cervantes Literature Prize in 1992, and a book of the Argentinean-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara.
The custom of Che of writing down the incidences of the day and meticulously ordering his observations gave place to beutiful chronicles on his experiences in the book Passages of the Revolutionary War.
Such testimony has become a classic of Cuban revolutionary thought and the present edition in Guadalajara includes corrections made by Guevara himself.
The literary offer of the Cuban Book Chamber is complemented by recordings and typical articles of the Caribbean country’s handicraft, given by the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods.
Of them, the claves seem to attract visitors who cannot but play with them, that is why they sound practically all day and identify the place where Cuba is inside the Fair, which opened last Saturday and will close on December 2.
For its part, enterprise Citmatel, exhibits audiovisual products about figures of Cuban fine arts such as Wifredo Lam, Arturo Montoto, Circuba shows, the Camaguey Ballet and the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba.
Director of Citmatel, Beatriz Alonso and Commercial manager, Idania Molina, are in charge of showing audiovisual products on Leo Brouwer, how to dance salsa, a concert of Waldo Mensdoza, as well as an audiobook and an e-book about Polo Montañez.
A compilation of four documentaries: Bolero, Por Siempre Cha Cha Cha, Dale Mambo and the Legend of the Son, allows a tour through genders of Cuban music.
Meanwhile, the orchestra Anacaona, besides telling the story of the first women’s septet in Cuba (founded in 1932), registers testimonies and unedited evaluations on the feminist movement in dancing music dsuring the first half of the Twentieth Century.