Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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GUESTS BROKE INTO spontaneous samba dancing on the terrace of the art gallery at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination on Tuesday night, celebrating National Culture Day of Cuba organized by the Cuban Embassy.

The music of the Barbados Community College was infectious – a live example of the rich culture of the Caribbean country, which Cuban art historian and official of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, Sadia Acosta Brooks, had just spoken about in her lecture: An Up-close Approach To Contemporary Cuban Culture.

The packed gallery was given an account of Cuban cultural policy which Brooks explained had focused on the increased promotion and presence of Cuban culture abroad, as well as the expansion of cultural exchanges with other countries.

Brooks told her audience, which included Cubans working and studying in Barbados, how her country had recognised culture as a basic element in all the processes of social transformation.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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