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Santa Canción, a tribute to Cuba’s new trova premiered in New York

New York, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The premiere in the United States of the documentary film "Santa Canción" (Blessed Song) brought to this city the gratitude of its director, Juan Carlos Travieso, to one of the most consolidated cultural movements in Cuba: the Nueva Trova Movement.

The documentary film, included in the Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) billboard, reveals the director’s admiration for the “La Trovuntivitis” project that gathered thousands of followers at the Longina Festival in the central Cuban province of Villa Clara for over two decades.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, Travieso revealed that the initial idea for the documentary film came at the request of the troubadours themselves in the city of Santa Clara, 250 kilometers east of Havana, after being associated with this popular event in repeated editions.

After its premiere in 2023 at the iconic venue of “La Trovuntivitis”, the “El Mejunje” Cultural Center, the documentary film was screened at the New Latin American Film Festival and the Santiago Alvarez Festival, in which it won a collateral prize from the Universidad de Oriente.