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Cuba Celebrates Dancing Companies in Carnaval Habanero 2018

Cubans celebrate the Carnaval Habanero 2018. Parades, music, dance, costumes, and colors have filled the streets of Havana in the event, which takes place between August 18 and August 26. This year, the carnival is dedicated to the 500 Years since the foundation of the Villa of San Cristóbal de La Habana.
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This year also celebrates the anniversaries of dance companies Los Componedores, 110, and El Alacran, 80 for La Jardinera and 40 for Los Cabildos.
This year also celebrates the anniversaries of dance companies Los Componedores, 110, and El Alacran, 80 for La Jardinera and 40 for Los Cabildos. Photo:Cubarte
The carnival is the largest popular party in Havana.
The carnival is the largest popular party in Havana. Photo:Cubarte
Los Componedores de Batea delighted the public and celebrated its 110 anniversary.
Los Componedores de Batea delighted the public and celebrated its 110 anniversary. Photo:Xinhua
Music bands also participated in the carnival.
Music bands also participated in the carnival. Photo:Cubarte
This year the carnival is accompanied by an extensive cultural agenda throughout the city
This year the carnival is accompanied by an extensive cultural agenda throughout the city's cultural centers. Photo:Xinhua
"Maintaining this legacy for so many years is a responsibility, and despite all the obstacles we have found in the way, here we show the audience that it is possible," a member of Los Componedores said. 
"Maintaining this legacy for so many years is a responsibility, and despite all the obstacles we have found in the way, here we show the audience that it is possible," a member of Los Componedores said.  Photo:Xinhua
Celebrations will end with this Sunday when the jury selects the winners of best float, character, and music.
Celebrations will end with this Sunday when the jury selects the winners of best float, character, and music. Photo:Cubarte
Published 24 August 2018
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