The Trasnocho Cultural was the place selected to create a flash back in time to present the latest book of Oscar Martínez Allegretti entitled “Dos Familias en el Maracaibo del siglo XVII”,
Crisanto Bello, Oscar Martínez, Antonio Herrera Vaillant (Instituto Venezolano de Genealogía President) and Javier Reyes (philologist) spoke about the historical enriched contents of the book and the significant support it will add to Venezuela’s history. The book is the result of a minusius investigation throughout the history files in Spain, Portugal, France, England, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago and naturally in Venezuela.
The event began with the delightful singing of Isabel Palacios and members of the Camerata, whom performed Baroque pieces. Later on, the producer and actor, Levy Russel, read a selection of the first chapter of the book, To conclude, Oscar Martínez gave a very emotive speech. “The book not only talks about Maracaibo, which was born out of cruel wars. They had to deal with pirates, terror, and the climate clemencies… but it is our mission to transcend. We all contribute to the history”, said Martínez.
During the cocktail people shared their interesting anecdotes, and they encouraged and congratulated the writer for this publication.
By Virginia Casulo
Daily Journal Staff
Photos by José Antonio León