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Japanese Drums Rumble at Havana Book Fair

Featured Japanese Drums Rumble at Havana Book Fair

Guest musicians from the Embassy and the Japan Foundation in Cuba shared traditional rhythms of the drums of this country in the 28th International Book Fair of Havana, which today reaches its seventh day.

In the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, main venue of the literary event, the music of the Ome Taiko Group, led by a Japanese descendant living in Mexico and the exchange with the Cuban group Obini Batá sounded at the place.

According to the organizers, the meeting was very profitable and had an excellent reception from the visitors who offered a warm welcome from the program management and the participating artists.

Thanks to the collaboration of the Gente Nueva publishing house, it was showed that there are no walls capable of separating the artistic spirit and that nothing else with the rhythm can understand each other the art and tradition of two islands so far away, said the organizing team.

For his part, Ambassador Kazuhiro Fujimura thanked the artists for their presentation, which he said promotes bilateral exchange, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Japan.

He also expressed his desire that the groups continue their activities for the people and thus establish a more fluid flow between the two nations.

Japan is one of the more than 40 countries of the five continents that participates with a varied proposal at the International Book Fair of Havana, scheduled until February 17 in this city.

Among the activities carried out by the Asian country include workshops, exhibitions, audiovisual projection and traditional music shows.

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