Havana, June 11 (RHC)-- A large group of renowned, highly acclaimed Cuban artists and influential public figures were presented with the ‘Cultura en Revolución’ distinction, granted by the union of the artistic company Artex. The ceremony was attended by deputy culture minister María Elena Salgado.
The distinction is in recognition for their significant contribution over the past twelve months, enriching and promoting Cuban culture, as well as for their commitment to their homeland and their time.
Marianela Dufflar, trade union leader at Artex said all the awarded artists have kept very active despite covid-19, creating and offering their art on social networks and digital platforms in times of the pandemic.
She mentioned also the positive response several of them gave to Cuba enemies, who have tried to discredit Cuban artistic institutions and the country’s cultural policy.
The long list of Cuban artists and ensembles, awarded the ‘Cultura en Revolución’ distinction include among others Adalberto Álvarez y su Son, Anacaona, David Blanco, Alexander Abreu, Haila María Pompié, César “Pupi” Pedroso y los que son Son, Osdalgia, José Luis Cortés, leader of NG la Banda, Yumurí y sus Hermanos, Laritza Bacallao, Paulo F.G, Elito Revé y su Charangón, Mónika Mesa, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, Ivette Cepeda and her group Reflexión, David Álvarez and his group Juego de Manos.
Union leaders congratulated especially singer-songwriter David Blanco, who gave the first virtual concert in late March, shortly after the emergence of the first covid-19 cases in Cuba. Based on that experience, the Cuban Music Institute and the Ministry of Culture launched the campaign of virtual concerts, with daily shows that reach out to Cuban music lovers and internet users on the island as well as abroad.