Francophonie Month begins in Cuba

Francophonie Month begins in Cuba
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3 March 2024
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Music, cinema, visual arts, comics, exhibitions, important guests and more brings the Francophonie Month, which will take place in Cuba from today until March 28, with activities in Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, the director of the French Alliance of Cuba, Alexandre Guillochon, informed that 11 embassies of French-speaking countries represented in this capital are participating in this event, in addition to numerous Cuban cultural institutions.

He stressed that this is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and richness of French-speaking cultural and intellectual expressions and show them to the public on the island.

He said that the inaugural concert will be at 7:00 p.m. local time at the theater of the National Museum of Fine Arts, starring Swiss-Nigerian singer and producer Afra Kane, while two special guests will arrive from France to participate in the Month of the Francophonie: Xavier North and Fréderic Dumond.

Guillochon said that six concerts will be held during the festival and film screenings at the Napoleonic Museum in Havana, at the Victor Hugo House, and also in Santiago de Cuba.

He mentioned that also in the Victor Hugo House, in Old Havana, the history of France will be portrayed through comic strips and philately in different activities, another of the activities included in a program designed for participants of all ages.

The director of the Alliance Française de Cuba pointed out that guest Xavier North has managed the French linguistic policy for a decade and is scientific curator of the permanent tour of the International City of the French Language, inaugurated in 2023 in the castle of Villers-Cotterêts.

The 19th Francophonie Summit will take place there this year, an event that has not been organized in France since 1991, he said.

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