Manuel Alvarez, provincial director of Culture in Granma and president of the event's organizing committee, confirmed at a press conference.
The music lovers would enjoy, among others of, Pancho Amat, Tony Avila, Adrian Berazain, Alain Daniel, Haydee Milanes, soprano Maria Eugenia Barrios, the Original de Manzanillo orchestra, Candido Fabre y su banda, and El Niño y la Verdad, and the popular duo Buena Fe, the last one in charge of the opening gala of event, he noted.
Also, the audience will delight with performances by Havana Classical and the early music group Exhulten.
Among the guests of the performing arts will be the Lizt Alfonso Ballet, Teatro del Viento, and the Babul company, he added.
During the festival, a sculpture of the country singer Celina Gonzalez will be unveiled at the Wax Museum, which is one of the novelties.
The 23rd Theoretical Conference on Cuban Nationality will also carry out during the festival; which will bring together some 75 researchers from around the country who will debate essential aspects of national identity.
Outstanding researchers such as the academic Eduardo Torres-Cuevas, PhD of Historical Sciences, and director of the Jose Marti National Library, and Abel Prieto Jimenez, advisor to the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, will attend to the festivity.
Held annually since 1994, the Festival of the Cuban Identity becomes the greatest celebration in the country for the Cuban Culture Day, established in October 20th, to remember that day in 1868 when the people of this city sang for first time the National Anthem. / By Darelia Diaz Borrero - Radio Bayamo.