The Machete of Ernestina

The Machete of Ernestina

The renowned Cuban singer Ernestina Trimino was decorated on the morning of this Thursday, June 24th, with the replica of the machete of the General Maximo Gomez, which is awarded by the revolutionary armed forces (FAR) to distinguished personalities and institutions from various sectors.

The ceremony was held at the fortress of El Morro in Havana; in which, Ernestina, one of the most admired vocalists in the Cuban country music and the national traditional music, was the only woman from Villa Clara to receive on this occasion, such a high award among more than 30 artists, writers and entities, among which were important figures, such as the actors Isabel Santos and Fernando Hechavarria, and the musician Elito Reve.

The leading voice of El Quinteto Criollo group expressed feeling very excited and proud to receive the replica, and she thanked the FAR on such a generous gesture.