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Posthumous tributes to actors Aurora Basnuevo and Mario Balmaseda are announced

The Cuban Ministry of Culture and the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) announced this Monday two posthumous tributes to the great cuban actors Aurora Basnuevo and Mario Balmaseda, deceased in recent days.

In a joint note published through the portal Cubasceneboth entities reported that the public tributes will take place in the Avellaneda room of the National Theater of Cuba, in Havana, this Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12.

All those interested in paying homage to these two popular and well-known figures, icons of acting on the Island, will be able to attend this institution.

The tribute to Basnuevo will take place tomorrow from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, local time, in the emblematic Havana theater that will allow access from Paseo Avenue.

Meanwhile, the goodbye to Balmaseda will be the next day, this Wednesday from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, at the cultural facility itself.

The note does not offer more details about both tributes, which are presumed to be attended by family members, friends, colleagues and authorities from the cultural sector and the country, as well as the population in general.

The National Theater has previously hosted other ceremonies of this type, such as that of the great Cuban musician César “Pupy” Pedrosolast July.

Aurora Basnuevo, popularly known as “La Mulatísima”, passed away on September 26 at the age of 84. Owner of charisma and natural humor, she shone as an actress on radio, theater, film and television, and also showed her skills as an entertainer and singer. National Prize of Humor and also of the Radio, her character of the mulatto Estelvina in the radio program tabletop joys consecrated it forever in the memory of Cubans.

Mario Balmaseda ceased to exist at the age of 81, on October 8. An essential figure in theater, cinema and television on the Island, who recognized him with their respective National Awards, he established a chair on the stage as an actor and director, while on the small and big screen he stood out in series and films such as In silence it had to be, A bolero for Eduardo, The man from Maisinicú, In a way, The Last Supper Y is swappedwhile leaving an iconic interpretation of General Antonio Maceo in the film Baragua.

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