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FOURTH ANNUAL – JOSÉ MARTÍ 2018 – 2019

4TH-ANNUAL-4X6-FESTIVAL

El Quixote Festival is proud to celebrate its fourth annual festival honoring the life and works of José Julián Martí Pérez. Martí was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. During his life, he worked as a poet, essayist, journalist, translator, professor, and publisher.
Born: January 28, 1853, Havana, Cuba
Died: May 19, 1895, Cuba
A veces llamado el Apóstol de la Revolución Cubana, José Martí nació en La Habana en 1853. Mostró talento para la escritura y la política revolucionaria a una edad temprana. La famosa canción patriótica “Guantanamera” es una adaptación de su colección de poesía Versos Sencillos y ganó mayor popularidad en 1963 cuando fue grabada por el cantante folk Pete Seeger. Primero exiliado de Cuba en 1871, Martí pasó la mayor parte de su vida en el extranjero. En 1895, regresó a Cuba para luchar por su independencia y murió en el campo de batalla.

Sometimes called the Apostle of the Cuban Revolution, José Martí was born in Havana in 1853. He showed a talent for writing and revolutionary politics at an early age. The famous patriotic song “Guantanamera” is adapted from his poetry collection Versos Sencillos and gained greater popularity in 1963 when it was recorded by folk singer Pete Seeger. First exiled from Cuba in 1871, Martí spent much of his life abroad. In 1895, he returned to Cuba to fight for its independence and died on the battlefield.