Cuban Oral Storyteller receives award for contribution to Living Heritage

In announcing the verdict, Yoelxy Pilliner Lopez, director of the House of Cultural Diversity, highlighted the artist's 35-year career in preserving the knowledge and skills of oral narration, a wisdom she has been able to pass on to the youngest generations.

Established since 2011 by the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey, recognition is given each year to entities, socio-cultural projects, families and individuals who stand out in the defense and promotion of the cultural heritages that make up the local idiosyncrasy.

Dedicated this time to the study of oral heritage as an expression of the culture of resistance of the peoples, the event also paid tribute to Manolo Martínez, "the master of stories", who died, who is considered the father and main promoter of that art of oral story telling in Camagüey.

The theoretical event of the Conference on Cultural Diversity was dedicated to the analysis of papers grouped in thematic axes linked to traditions and orality in culture; the Caribbean, as a space for cultural integration; and communication, education and tradition.

In Camagüey groups of people with heritages such as Catalan, Canaries, Cantabrian, Haitian, Jamaican, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew and Arab, among others, coexist and visibilize their customs with institutional support, to form a true ajiaco that has left its imprint on Cuban culture .

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