Mongo Rives receives “Neighborhood Award”

Premio-del-Barrio-Mongo-1Mongo Rives, the king of Sucu-suco,  traditional local rhythm, received in a cultural gala the Neighborhood Award, distintion granted by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) to personalities, family and outstanding working centers in the education of values on the new generation.

 

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Mongo Rives, the king of Sucu-suco,  traditional local rhythm, received in a cultural gala the Neighborhood Award, distintion granted by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) to personalities, family and outstanding working centers in the education of values on the new generation.

Surrounded by people that love him, neighbors, leaders of the Party, Government, the Municipal CDR and cultural institutions, the biggest grower of this genre accepted the award with satisfaction that at his 84 years he continues transmitting through their workshops, the roots and traditions of the local music to new generations.

“I feel happy for this homage and even inspired me to sing a decima along to one of the boys; public has given me too immense love. I find no words to express what I really feel about this prize, “said the author of Yo quiero bailar con Marielena, El rabito del lechón, among other songs.

His beloved town, La Fe, also payed homage to Mongo Rives with the presentation of the band Seguidores del Sucu suco and  the dance protagonized by children of his workshop, who are students of the primary school Magali Montané, located in his neighborhood, as well as the presentation of local artists and partners of his artistic life.

The king danced and enjoyed of the gala held in the CDR number five, of the area 103, in the town Santa Fe, where began with this activity in occasion of celebrating the 224 anniversary of the foundation of the cradle of Sucu suco, reason  for Mongo Rives feels doubly proud.

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

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