Center vice-president David Prinstein gave the opening remarks of the gala as he stressed that "each one of us may express through arts the need for peace to prevail on our planet." He called for unity, social justice and racial equality around the world.
Under the slogan "The Wish of all Hearts," inspired in a phrase by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, the cultural gala counted on a varied program of songs, costumes, and tunes belonging to different religions, in an action of integration.
Jewish leaders appeared in a video-conference in which they stressed the need for unity through statements, such as "Peace begins with a Smile," or "Work also Helps to Establish Peace," and "Let's Raise Love and not Hatred."
By the end of the gala, the head of the Communist Party's Religious Affairs Office, Caridad Diego, said that after having enjoyed the gala, "our wishes form our hearts have raised against all kinds of wars, since with art we can show the world how to fight for peace.
The event closed with a video with the statement by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro saying that "something has to be done to save humanity, a better world is possible."