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Holguin Orchestra Celebrates its 131 Anniversary

Oct 17, --  The Hermanos Aviles orchestra of the eastern Cuban province of Holguin, considered the most representative of Cuban musical heritage and credited as the oldest popular orchestra in Cuba and Latin America- is celebrating its 131 anniversary.

This group was created on October 16, 1882, at a select club of longevity, highlights "Ahora" the Holguin province weekly newspaper.

Among its most relevant musicians are  Manuel Avilés Lozano, Manuel Dositeo Aguilera, Jesus, Segundo and Walfrido Aviles Urbino, distinguished figures of this popular musical band.

Its conductor, Gaston Alle, expressed his satisfaction to continue the legacy of the founders.

This orchestra has received important awards, such as El Laurel—the highest distinction granted by the Cuban Writers and Artists Association.

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