Photographic journey through the Cuban intangible heritage
As part of the actions to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Cuba's entry into UNESCO, as well as the twenty years of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Permanent Mission of Cuba to UNESCO today inaugurated the exhibition From the Earth to Know to do.
The central theme of the exhibition is the sugar agro-industrial complex as well as the process of creating light rum and, as was assured during its opening, a journey of colors and flavors through the Cuban intangible heritage.
The snapshots, captured by the skill and artistic sensitivity of photographer Julio Larramendi, will be available until next Friday at the headquarters of the multilateral entity. Thanks to them, the public will have an impressive tour of nine sites on the island inscribed on the World Heritage Site, four elements registered on the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and three cities (Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad) incorporated into the UNESCO Creative Cities movement.
From the Land to Knowing How to Do also reveals to the viewer the tradition accumulated by eight generations of rum masters and its close link with sugar practices. It proposes a journey through the heritage that begins with the cultivation of sugar cane, goes through daily life around that industry and reaches the manufacturing process of Cuban rum.