Los Camagüeyanos peasant group: 95 years preserving traditions (+ Photos)

Text and photos Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

Camagüey, Cuba, Oct 20.- The Los Camagüeyanos peasant group received the tribute of different institutions of the province for its 95 years in the preservation of the most autochthonous cultural roots of the Cuban countryside, congratulations organized by the Camagüey’s branch of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

The Jornada por la Cultura Cubana, which is held every October 20, is dedicated in the province to the cast, founded in 1925 under the titular direction of maestro Julio Cuevas, with the name of Los Errantes ensemble, later becoming the Camagüey’s Typical Ensemble.

In this second stage, the group was directed, for a long period, by maestro Chano Pulido until it became what it is today, led by the prestigious Camagüey’s musician Juan Raúl Izaguirre del Rey.

In the tribute to which the Provincial Directorate of Culture, the Office of the City Historian and the Provincial Center of Music and Shows joined, the broad trajectory of the Los Camagüeyanos group was highlighted, which premiered the song Infinite Love, by Sergio Morales Vera.

It also distinguishes itself for constituting an institution “of high patrimonial value, taking into account the work carried out in the promotion and execution of the improvised tenth, the forced foot, the guajiras tunes, the Seguidilla and the Cuban dot”, the latter declared Heritage Immaterial of Humanity.

It also stands out for its great technical potential, which allows it to perform in different national stages and participate in events, political-cultural galas and activities in educational centers, hospitals, Homes for the Elderly, the Bolero de Oro Festival, and dignify the genre. of peasant music in the television program Amorosa Guajira.

The repentistas Héctor Peláez Agüero and Nelson Lima Chaviano shared the stage with the peasant group; the soloists Oneida Sosa, Simón Roberto, Yhon Yáquez and Antonio Batista; as well as the duos Voces and Novarte, among others. (Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)


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