Isabel Diaz Ayuso gives it his all at the Hispanidad Festival. This Sunday the president of the Community of Madrid recalled the origins of Spain and its historical evolution in Little Cuba. It was a meeting curated by the DJ Carlos Jean and framed in the Hispanidad festival, which is celebrated these days under the motto “All accents fit in Madrid”, organized by the Spanish Office of the Community of Madrid.
According to the regional government, the president has been able to hear in the Plaza de las Salesas, from the hand of Los Chocolatinos and Carlos Jean, the fusion of the most traditional music of Cuba with electronics. Along with the head of the Madrid Executive were the president of the Madrid Assembly, María Eugenia Carballedo; the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Marta Rivera de la Cruz; and the director of the Spanish Office, Toni Cantó. The three have been seen dancing lightly to the Cuban rhythm from their seats.
In this way, the Cuban son, art and gastronomy of this Caribbean country have reached the capital of Spain through the front door. The rhythms of Havana They have taken Madrid for a few hours as a central part of this event.
Specifically, between ten in the morning and nine at night, several streets in the Chueca and Las Salesas neighborhoods, along with some stores in both areas, have been decorated with replicas of three Cuban historical flags. In the images there are several women who, in the revolution of 1868, championed these banners. These photographs have been rescued from the Archives of the Cuban museum Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Birthplace, “Considered the Father of the Nation.” Also on the subject of Little Cuba Talks have been developed by artists, musicians, a cook, writers and mixologists.
A unique festival
The Hispanidad 2021 festival has marked the cultural agenda of the Community of Madrid this weekend. The office headed by Toni Cantó has scheduled concerts of the artists Ana Mena, Omar Montes and Yotuel and more than 80 shows and activities. This festival does not end here. Until October 12, the Community will offer parades, dance, theater and circus.
On Friday, in front of the Lope de Vega House Museum, the writers Espido Freire, Marta Robles, Vanessa Montfort and Javier Moro have written letters for the public.
A day later, on Saturday, an explosion of music of the best Hispanic American folklore took place in the street by various groups and companies from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay en the Plaza de Isabel II.
To this have been added the performances in the Plaza de Oriente in Julián Mayorga, Blancos and La Dame Blanche; in the Plaza de la Paja it will be the turn of Emilia and Pablo, the work of Of the Theater and other evils and the Guadalupe Álvarez Luchia concert. In addition, the Chisgarabís company will offer MimuETHOS, in the Plaza de Juan Goytosolo, next to the concerts of Candeleros and Demetrio.
Likewise, they have prepared parade in charge of different Latin American companies, which will take Fuencarral street. Also the work The garden of words It will enable a sensory and musical climax with the reading of fundamental texts by Spanish and Hispanic-American authors on the Paseo del Prado, the National Library of Spain, Casa de América or the Royal Spanish Academy.
The music on Sunday has come from the hand of Javiera Mena, Los Cacholos Voladores and Guetto Kubé in the Plaza de la Paja and Labaq, Color’s and Martín Guerra in the Plaza del Conde Miranda. Likewise, there will be more parades and the Flavia Marsano concert.
On Tuesday, Hispanic Heritage Day, the concerts will take place by Ana Mena, Omar Montes and Yotuel at the Wizink Center. Also a special program of Spanish-American music and Zarzuela by the Teatro Real.
To these activities, will be added a bullfight for Hispanic Heritage Day and the audiovisual show Hispanidad 2021 on the facade of the Royal Post Office with two simultaneous projections.