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Cuba’s FM stands out deep cultural roots with Africa

Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday spoke about the deep cultural roots that unite this country with Africa, which are everlasting and consolidated.

On Twitter, the minister referred to the inauguration of the visual arts exhibition, “Look at me, Mother. African heritage and contemporary Cuban art,” in the context of the celebrations in Cuba for Africa’s Day, on May 25.

The International Press Center hosts the exhibition started on Tuesday, which includes the creation of Cuban artists who from the 1960s to the present pursued the research and artistic production of the Cuban avant-garde of the 20th century.

The works reflect issues such as ethnics, religion, festivals, history, politics, personal or intimate experiences. They aim at endorsing the place of nations, individually or collectively, worldwide. The set of pieces includes political posters and historical photographs on the relations of Cuba with African countries.

On the anniversary, recently the president of the Cuban Parliament Esteban Lazo led a meeting of lawmakers of that body with representatives of the African diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba, in which they ratified the existing close ties.

Africa’s Day commemorates the creation of the Organization of African Unity, the forerunner of the African Union, on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, at a time particularly marked by the rise of popular decolonization movements.


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