This December 7th the mythical bar-restaurant La Cueva reopens its doors. The gathering place that hosted the Barranquilla Group on bohemian afternoons and nights, returns this Noche de Velitas with art, good music and delicacies from the Colombian Caribbean.
It must be remembered that for one year and nine months La Cueva was closed due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“La Cueva will be, from that Night of Velitas, a gallery of flavors and will continue to be a museum-bar and a meeting place for literary and cultural events, holding the living and historical memories of a golden age of intellectual activity at La Arenosa. As Heriberto Fiorillo says: ‘A society that values its past is a society with a future’ “, they affirm from the Foundation in a statement.
In this establishment, located at Carrera 43, No. 59-03, visitors can remember through photographs, documentaries and paintings, historical moments of brotherhood between a prominent group of creators, such as the journalist, writer and filmmaker, Álvaro Cepeda Samudio, the plastic artist Cecilia Porras, the journalist and writer, Germán Vargas Cantillo, the journalist and politician, Alfonso Fuenmayor, the renowned painter Alejandro Obregón and, of course, our new Nobel Prize in Literature, Gabriel García Márquez.
They emphasize from the Foundation that the reopening of the cultural bar brings pleasant surprises such as the return of the Son de La Cueva Orchestra, in charge of giving musical flavor and share of danceable enjoyment to this new period. Similarly, the bar of Gabo’s friends now has the gastronomic delights of the renowned chef from Cartagena, Charlie Otero, responsible for a new menu that pays meaning and deserves tribute to the best flavors.
“I feel that I am an interpreter of the history of La Cueva in its flavors. What I hope is to transfer my knowledge to all those wonderful stories and narratives that already exist here and thus be able to pay the best of tributes, not only to the always inhabitants of this magical place, but to Barranquilla itself “, said the chef Charlie Otero.
With “a family candle party”, La Cueva invites the residents of Barranquilla and its visitors to experience The Return to La Cueva this December 7, with live music, the most popular and danceable songs of the Christmas holidays, the delicious gallery of Caribbean flavors and the lanterns that the public can light at the doors of the bar, among other surprises, such as the almost surreal physical presence of several of the characters from the mythical world of Magic Realism, in an unmissable performance that will take place on actor, director, puppeteer and teacher of living arts, Manuel Sánchez, artistic director of the Fundación Luneta 50.
La Cueva Foundation is launching executive director these days, the Barranquilla communicator Carolina Ethel Martínez, who succeeds the chronicler Heriberto Fiorillo, now director director, in these functions. The foundation prepares the realization, in March from 24 to 27, of the XVI International Carnival of the Arts, a great celebration of reflection that will be offered to the public in a bimodal way – face-to-face and virtual – in which consecrated artists from different territories of the world they will share their creative processes and their talents with the public.
“La Cueva is an asset of the city, of the country, a space to experience culture from emotion and enjoyment,” said Ethel, current executive director of the foundation.
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La Cueva reopens its doors this December 7