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Cuba on its way to break world record in casino dancing

Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The recreational area of La Piragua, in the busy Malecon (seafront) in Havana, will host a new rehearsal by the dancers who will join the Retomando el Son Bailando Casino project next Sunday, organizers said on Wednesday.

Cuba is expected to break the world and national records of this dance by organizing the largest number of people dancing in Ruedas de Casino simultaneously and the largest number of Ruedas de Casino dancing at the same time, on the occasion of the National Day of Son.

Cuba’s musical-dance history shows the deep roots of popular dances as a symbol of the most authentic cultural values of the nation, the statement from the National Council of Culture Houses recalls.

The casino dance occupies a privileged place within this artistic universe, being one of the noblest and most popular genres in all social strata.

The Retomando el Son Bailando Casino project, world record holder in 2022 in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, proposed, in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and other Cuban institutions, the creation of a national and world record of Ruedas de Casino, entitled World Record of Cuban Popular and Sport Dances, which pays tribute to the national roots and identity in the struggle for cultural decolonization, the text indicates.

The project aims to revive, rescue and defend this dance, so deeply rooted in popular culture that, according to experts, unites wills, engenders solidarity, empathy, discipline and a sense of belonging, as well as joy and optimism.