Celebrate Cuba's Moncada Day in Vancouver! Saturday July 27 Print
CELEBRATE CUBA’S MONCADA DAY & THE GAINS OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION
Featuring: Live Music / Poetry / Salsa Lesson / Speeches / BBQ + More!

SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019
TROUT LAKE PARK - 6pm
3350 Victoria Drive
Near the Concession Stand - Look for the Cuban Flags!
Vancouver, Canada
This event will take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (s?l?ilw?ta??), the Musqueam (x?m??k??y??m), and the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Coast Salish Nations.

>> Rain or Shine! <<
*A Free Community Event *
>> Join us for an evening of live music, poetry, stories, BBQ, games and a piñata!
>> Bring a dish to share for the potluck, or just come and enjoy!
>> Donations are always welcome.

+ LIVE MUSIC w/ MAJU MAJU - South African born singer and a performer, now living in Vancouver BC. She is a former member of the two times Grammy Award winners Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa – it will be a beautiful performance, not to be missed!
+ POETRY w/ ALEJANDRO MUJICA-OLEA, LUCY ORTIZ, MACARENA CATALDO HERNANDEZ & MARYA CLIMACO
+ SALSA LESSON w/ JANINE SOLANKI

On July 26th, 1953 the 26-year-old Fidel Castro led a group of young Cuban revolutionaries in an attack against the Moncada Army Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. This was their initial strike against the U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Although this attack was a military defeat for the young rebels, which took the lives of dozens of their fighters and led to the imprisonment of Fidel and many others, it is seen as the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. It was the July 26th Movement, named after this initial defeat, that led the Cuban Revolution to victory! This day has now become an important annual celebration in Cuba and around the world. Join Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba as we come together to share great food, games, and music in Trout Lake Park!