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Bariay Cultural and Recreation Center Opens in Holguin
Alexander Abreu y Habana de Primera at Bariay club in Holguin. Lisandra Cardoso
The Bariay cultural and recreation center finally resumed services this June 24th in the north-eastern Cuban city of Holguin, after being under reconstruction for 18 months.

The popular Alexander Abreu y Habana de Primera band heated up the ring in the restart of the place, which was packed to capacity (four thousand consumers).

The top Cuban trumpet player extolled the quality of the place, and thanked the welcome given.

Carlos Lam, the provincial director of the EGREM (Cuba's Musical Recording Company) told Radio Angulo website that that cultural complex is a dream that has come true.

He said that the Bariay also meets the requirements to accommodate musical groups that attract such a large audience like Alexander Abreu y Habana de Primera.

restaurant centro bariay lisandra1For the joy of consumers, the center was endowed with top quality technology -  an audio control booth, sound lighting and staging equipped with the latest technology.

On a Sunday cultural gala held there on the presence of the province's main political and government leaders, the place was officially inaugurated.

That was the excuse to acknowledge the contribution by the companies that recovered the place.

The centenarian local Aviles orchestra and Alerta Roja group performed d in the gala for the delight of the people that took their family members with them.

The Bariay cultural and recreation center is called to accommodate the most important artists and bands to play in the nicknamed Cuban City of the Parks.

Cuban cultural institutions like EGREM, Artex and the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales budgeted the over four million pesos needed to repair of the popular center.

That cultural and recreation center was called Bariay after the landing place in Cuba of Christopher Columbus on October 24, , which is situated north of Holguin city. / By Michel Hechavarria.

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