Fidel Castro Turns 85, Gala Concert

A video was played of Fidel giving one of his famous speeches. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

HAVANA TIMES, August 13 — Cuba’s Fidel Castro turned 85 on Saturday, just over five years after his adversaries in Miami had sought to rent the Orange Bowl to celebrate his death.

To  welcome the occasion a number of Latin American and Cuban singers and musical groups performed in a “Serenade of Fidelity” at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana on Friday night.

The event was organized by the Guayasamín Foundation founded by the late famous Ecuadorian painter and friend of Castro.

Click on the thumbnails below to view all the photos in this gallery. On your PC or laptop, you can use the directional arrows on the keyboard to move within the gallery. On cell phones use the keys on the screen.

After retiring from his government and Communist Party posts, Fidel Castro is now considered a senior statesman and chief advisor to his brother President Raul Castro, who took over the helm back in August 2006.

4 thoughts on “Fidel Castro Turns 85, Gala Concert

  • VIVA FIDEL!! para siempre!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
Picture 1 of 1

The Cuban Flag, Havana. By Colette Flemming (Canada). Camera: Nikon D5000

Submit your pictures to our Photo of the Day section
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just send an image (in black and white or color), with a photo caption indicating where it was taken (city and country), type of camera or cell you used, and a small description about it.
Note: it is better for our format if you send horizontal orientation pictures. Even square will work but vertical is a problem.
Send your picture with your name and birth country, or where you reside, to this email address: [email protected]