It’s October 12 and Cuba’s legendary Athens, the city of San Carlos and San Severino de Matanzas, celebrates the 330th anniversary of its founding.
The night of vespers, the city flies, led by the hand by industrious men and women who enjoy every manifestation of slaughter.
The dean charanga danzonera Acierto Juvenil and the youngest Failde Orchestra, which bears the name of the Matanzas creator of the Danzón, recreate our national dance in the central park of La Libertad.
The dancers do not skimp on corridors to enjoy the contagious rhythm born more than 140 years ago in the city of bridges.
Meanwhile, the streets shake to the beating of the drums. It is the traditional conga that runs through the city neighborhoods shortly before midnight. The city bustles and its authorities accompany the people led by the member of the Central Committee of the Party and its first secretary in the province Susely Morfa González and Governor Mario Sabines Lorenzo, to sing jubilantly the 330 years of the Matanzas city.
Translated by Casterman Medina de Leon