Dedicated to the Republic of Honduras and its culture, this Caribbean fiesta will welcome important intellectuals and artists from the region, and will become a space for the promotion of artistic expressions like dance, theatre, music, and literature.
The Commission was set up at the Caribbean Centre (Casa del Caribe) of eastern Santiago de Cuba province, which will be in charge of organizing and coordinating the academic and cultural activities of the multi-ethnic event.
The director of the Centre, Orlando Vergés, told the press that some 40 stages for travelling street performances will be created, and various spots in the city, which traditionally open their doors for the main activities of the Fire Fiesta, as this event is also known.
The Festival will have Santiago de Cuba as its main venue, while Guantánamo province will have a second. It is sponsored by the Caribbean Centre and the Ministry of Culture and backed by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC).