Cuban Choral Group Performing in South Africa in Mandela’s Honor

By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana

Pretoria, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban choral group Ensemble Vocal Luna returned today to this capital from the province of Limpopo, after its participation in a tribute to the centenary of the legendary fighter Nelson Mandela.

Vocal Luna won two gold medals last week in its first appearance at the 10th edition of the Choral Olympics, which debut on the African continent in Pretoria.

The Cubans competed and won in the categories of contemporary music and female chamber choirs.

In Limpopo, the 14-singer group directed by Wilmia Verrier participated in a concert in the library of Polokwane, organized by its Choral Society, with 10 sets to pay tribute to Mandela, the first black president and considered the father of democracy in South Africa.

This activity was chaired by the acting head of Sports, Arts and Culture of that province, Rob Tooley, who was accompanied by the official of that Department Mannya Skinja Ramaguno, second Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of South Africa, and the Minister Advisor of the embassy of Cuba in South Africa, Rebeca Hernandez.

In his words, Tooley referred to the relations between Cuba and South Africa, to the friendly links between the disappeared President Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, and praised the Cuban collaboration in that province, in particular in the Public Health sector, although he also mentioned those that exist in Hydraulic Resources and Construction.

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