Cubans Pay Tribute to Revolutionary Leader Frank Pais
Santiago de Cuba, July 30 (RHC) -- Frank Pais, a revolutionary leader in the underground movement against the Batista dictatorship, was killed 55 years ago today. In Santiago de Cuba, Frank was honored with a gala that premiered “A Lost Song for Frank Pais.”
Along with the new song, renowned Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez played several other musical pieces accompanied by the orchestras from the cities of Camaguay, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba, conducted by Enrique Perez.
Fernandez told reporters that he felt pleased with the strength and energy stemming from each musical interpretation, which revealed strong patriotic feelings. He affirmed that “this is the way our heroes should be remembered.”
Frank Pais was murdered on July 30, 1957 by henchmen of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship. The criminal action moved the nation, which was entering a decisive stage in the struggle for freedom.
A floral wreath on behalf of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and President Raul Castro, was laid today before the tomb of the revolutionary martyr in eastern Santiago de Cuba, which was visited today by hundreds of people, including relatives, workers, students and revolutionary leaders, as part of the traditional July 30th pilgrimage to his final resting place.
The tribute is part of activities in Santiago de Cuba to mark the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution.