International Fine Arts and Music Department Opens in Havana

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Cuba´s School of Arts has opened the International Fine Arts and Music
Department with an artistic ceremony at the Havana Fine Arts Museum. The
President of the Cuban Parliament Ricardo Alarcón, who addressed the event on
Tuesday night, said this is an example to save culture and achieve the survival
and growth of people´s identity. The department will offer 20 scholarships every
year and expect to increase the number of member countries and students. This
first course will grant 19 scholarships to students from Mexico, Canada, Haiti,
Brazil, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Bolivia.One of
the promoters of the project, Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera told stories when
he was a boy and was linked to the Cuban music. Rivera said the opening of the
new department is a dream come true. Puerto Rican painter Pablo Marcano -other
promoter of the project- said excited that his only desire is to see in the
future the students beginning the course today teaching many others in all
America. The idea to create the department came up during the second Hemispheric
Meeting against the Free Trade Area of the Americas held in Havana in November