The nightly rain was not an obstacle for hundreds of young Cubans who attended the event and chanted numerous mottoes like “I am Fidel” and “Long Live Cuba”.
Students and artists ratified the validity of Fidel’s thought in the current socio-political scenario.
Alvarez emphasized that ‘there never was and never will be a rupture nor forgetting, there will never be resignation nor betrayal’ in allusion to the events of last November 15 when millions of Cubans defeated the destabilizing plans executed from the US.
From the arts, the emblematic company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba showed its talent with the piece Matria Etnocentra, while tonadistas Hector Gutierrez and Aramis Padilla joined the tribute along with declaimer Alden Knight and troubadour Nelson Valdes.
To commemorate the man of thought and culture, vocalist Heydi Chapman performed “Su nombre es pueblo” (His name is people), which has become the anthem of the Cuban revolutionary process, along with the National Concert Band.
The “Comandante” was also honored by troubadours Raul Torres, Eduardo Sosa, Annie Garces and Tamy Lopez with the symbolic piece “Cabalgando con Fidel” (Riding with Fidel).
Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana Prensa Latina (PL). Surgió en La Habana, Cuba, el 16 de junio de 1959. Posee 32 oficinas en igual número de países, la mayoría en América Latina, considerada su entorno esencial para el trabajo.