(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Dedicated to the bicentennial of the independence of Haiti, Alejo Carpentier and late artist Martha Jean-Claude, the Wemilere Festival will take place again in the municipality of Guanabacoa, proving that the conservation of the most authentic values of any culture also preserves the genesis of its identity. The Wemilere International Festival of African Roots will take place November 21-24, 2004 at the legendary Villa de la Asunción de Guanabacoa. The organizers -Cuban Culture Ministry, Embassy of Haiti in Cuba, UNESCO regional office, the Martha Jean-Claude Cultural Foundation, the House of Africa along with the Municipal Culture Office in Guanabacoa. Spreading the African influence in the culture of Cuba, America and the Caribbean will be its main objective.
[Photo courtesy of Prensa Latina].