Arts Museum Hosts Olympic Games Exhibition

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Arts Museum Hosts Olympic Games Exhibition

To coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that opened on August 5 last, the National Museum of Fine Arts is hosting the “Mens sana in corpore sano. Deporte en la antigüedad” exhibition this summer.

Electronic Waves By the Beach

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Electronic Waves By the Beach

The coastline of Santa Cruz del Norte, in the Cuban province of Mayabeque, played host to the sixth edition of Cuba’s largest electronic music festival, under the tiltle of “VeranoenJibacoa” (Summer in Jibacoa).

Tales From Beneath A Green Tiled Roof....

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Tales From Beneath A Green Tiled Roof....

She had stayed behind when relatives and friends left the country, alone in a big house with her memories, dogs and the occasional company of an elderly cook.

U.S. Ladies Choir Charms Cuban Audiences

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
U.S. Ladies Choir Charms Cuban Audiences

A choir of lady graduates from Smith College in the United States delighted Cuban audiences in Matanzas and Havana with pieces from the Italian baroque repertoire, during the two performances that made up its first visit to Cuba.

Cigar Factory Readers

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Cigar Factory Readers

A man reads aloud as his co-workers concentrate on their jobs. His task is to relax and educate those who, without looking at or being distracted by him, hand roll delicate and dark tobacco leaves to make cigars that will eventually be turned into aromatic clouds of smoke.

Matanzas; Cuba’s Very Own Athens

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Matanzas; Cuba’s Very Own Athens

323 years after the foundation of the village of Matanzas some 100 kilometres from Havana on October 12, 1693, there is still only limited information available on the 30 families that came from the Spanish Canary Islands to settle in the province.

Singing Star Ivette Sets Sights On Latin America

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Singing Star Ivette Sets Sights On Latin America

The already internationally renowned Cuban singer, Ivette Cepeda, has said that she now intends to make her mark on the Latin American music scene.

Fito Páez Returns to Havana

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Fito Páez Returns to Havana

During an unforgettable reencounter with his Cuban fans, the Argentinean singer songwriter, Fito Páez, once again opened his heart to Havana, a city to which he is eternally grateful to for the affection shown toward him since 1987, when he first discovered the charms of the old town.

New Fusion of Traditional Cuban and Galician Music

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
New Fusion of Traditional Cuban and Galician Music

Galician Singer Roi Casal performed a fusion of Cuban and Galician traditional music at the launch of his new album, Son galego, Son cubano (Galician Son, Cuban Son) at Cuba’s Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso on May 27 and 28.

Swedish Film Festival Success

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Swedish Film Festival Success

Eight films shown in Cuba during the first Swedish Film Festival of were very well received by audiences in Havana.

Weird Disappearances

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Weird Disappearances

June 28 marks the 155th anniversary of the disappearance of Matías Pérez, a Portuguese sail maker who lived in Havana and partook in one of the most spectacular forms of air travels ever recorded in Cuba.

Buena Vista Social Club Diva Steals the Show

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Buena Vista Social Club Diva Steals the Show

Omara Portuondo no longer dances like she did during the early days of her career, but at 85 years of age, a few rhythmical steps and her extraordinary, clear and strong voice are enough for her to triumph on any stage.

Wealth and Tradition: Trademarks Of Cuban Design

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Wealth and Tradition: Trademarks Of Cuban Design

Havana became the design capital of the world for six days, when it got engaged in every possible activity connected with this professional field.

Dog Day In Havana

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Dog Day In Havana

Cuban stray dogs might well have been the inspiration or Walt Disney’s leading male character in The Lady and the Tramp because, more than a dog, this character is as fast and smart as a lynx: he knows it all.

Cuban Dance Company Returns To New York

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Cuban Dance Company Returns To New York

The Irene Rodríguez Dance Company of Cuba returned to the United States with its new show Entre luces y sombras (Between Lights and Shadows), with performances on May 19, 20, 21 and 22 at the Joyce Theater of New York, one of the most prestigious institutions dedicated to the promotion of dance.

Good Practices: Biennial Design Exhibition in Cuba

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Good Practices: Biennial Design Exhibition in Cuba

Conceived with the idea of design becoming an essential part in Cuba’s economic, social and cultural life, the first edition of the Biennial Design Exhibition, Habana 2016, has been scheduled for one week in Havana and two other venues.

City of Holguin Hosts Young Artists

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
City of Holguin Hosts Young Artists

The “Romerías de Mayo” festival in the eastern Cuba province of Holguin, has once again reaffirmed its position as one of Latin America’s most important cultural events for young people.

Chanel Runway at Havana’s Prado Walk

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Chanel Runway at Havana’s Prado Walk

For a few hours Havana’s Paseo del Prado avenue became the runway of France’s Chanel fashion house precisely in the month that Cuba dedicates to French culture, where art and fashion go hand in hand.

Havana Heights

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Havana Heights

Have you ever wondered what Havana’s highest building might be? There is no doubt that the Focsa building, the Havana Libre hotel and the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square are the three highest man-made structures in the Cuban capital.

Pablo Neruda, Isla Negra and Chile

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Pablo Neruda, Isla Negra and Chile

Dissimilar, opposing feelings. A couple of dates go down in history; Pablo Neruda returns to his housemuseum in this picturesque fishing town, 43 years after his death.

Cuba and U.S Forge New Cultural Ties

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Cuba and U.S Forge New Cultural Ties

The visit by U.S. president Barack Obama has led to closer ties between North American authorities and their Caribbean neighbor. It is this new context that brought members of the Presidential Committee for the Arts and Humanities, a White House advisory body, to Havana.

Carlos Acosta in Cuba with his New Company

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Carlos Acosta in Cuba with his New Company

Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta is no longer that rebellious boy that got involved in the world of ballet by chance. Yet, he still has that intrepid nature, the same one that had him return to Cuba to create his own company.

U.S. Academic Writing a Book on Cuban Filmmaker

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
U.S. Academic Writing a Book on Cuban Filmmaker

U.S. academic Anne Marie Stock will study the professional life of outstanding Cuban filmmaker Fernando Pérez, whose works include classical Cuban films such as Clandestinos and Suite Habana.

Google in Cuba

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Google in Cuba

On March 21, 2016, Brett Permutter, Google’s head of operations in Cuba, and the Cuban artist Alexis “Kcho” Leyva opened an online technology center at the artist’s studio with the participation of the U.S. technology giant.

Cabaret Café

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cabaret Café

The story of Cuba’s first cabaret or “night club” is set to the background of “the Ten Year War’’(1868-78), when Havana seemed more like a garrison under siege than a city and its residents turned to theater, bull runs and the circus for some light relief.

Havana’s Giraldilla, A Symbol of Endless Love

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Havana’s Giraldilla, A Symbol of Endless Love

Calm and sad, with her eyes on the horizon, a weathervane known as the Giraldilla, which is the symbol of Havana, is connected to a love story conceived back in the 16th century in Spain.

World Premiere by British Choreographer and Cuban Dance Company

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
World Premiere by British Choreographer and Cuban Dance Company

After the success of their first performance in 2015, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (Cuba’s Contemporary Dance Company) will return to the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (Grand Theater of Havana) in May to premiere a piece by the British Choreographer Theo Clinkard.

Cuban Artists on Architecture

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Cuban Artists on Architecture

Works by over 50 Cuban artists connected with architecture are part of the exhibition “La madre de todas las artes” (The Mother of All Kinds of Art), which is on display at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center located in a Havana colonial building.

The Rolling Stones Rock ‘n’ Roll an Unforgettable Havana Night

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
The Rolling Stones Rock ‘n’ Roll an Unforgettable Havana Night

It was not the massive stage, the spectacular light show nor the 1,300 kilos of audio gear that ensured the immortalization of March 25 2016. It was The Rolling Stones, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of fans, rocking and rolling an unforgettable Havana night.

Havana´s Remarcable Street Characters

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Havana´s Remarcable Street Characters

Havana has been home to many wellknown ‘characters’. They were and still are very famous, like The Gentleman of Paris, The Macorina, The Marquise and Cat Moustache.

Life Seen Through Travels

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Life Seen Through Travels

Three lives account for an equal number of walls in a peculiar vision that connects migrations and travels with culture. This is the case of ‘Travels’, an exhibition that Irish Padraig Tarrant has on display at Havana’s Center for the Development of Visual Arts, open to the public from March to April.

Jazz Club: A Black and White Drama about Envy

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Jazz Club: A Black and White Drama about Envy

Cuban filmmaker Esteban Insausti is working on the film Club de jazz, un drama en blanco y negro sobre la endivia (Jazz Club: A Black and White Drama about Envy), which consists of three stories: Saxophone Tenor, Double-bass with Arch and a Piano Solo.

Cubans Preferred Chevrolet Cars

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Cubans Preferred Chevrolet Cars

In 1958 Cuba featured as the sixth country in the world with the largest ratio of automobiles to inhabitants, only preceded by the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Venezuela and West Germany, in that order.

Carlos Acosta to Dance in Cuba Again with His Own Company

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Carlos Acosta to Dance in Cuba Again with His Own Company

Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta declined the opportunity to create his own company in London in order to form his own company in his country, with dancers trained under the rigor of the Cuban ballet school.

“Bailando con Margot” Movie Pitches for Genre Status

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
“Bailando con Margot” Movie Pitches for Genre Status

The World Premiere and general release of the film “Bailando con Margot” (Dancing With Margot) could happen no other way and in no other place than in the cinema.

Prado Museum Project in Havana

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Prado Museum Project in Havana

Havana’s facades have been impregnated with the colors and styles of the European schools of painting, through an exhibition at the city’s “Castillo de la Real Fuerza” (Royal Forces Castle), of 50 Prado Museum reproductions, in what is the fifth year of the „Prado on the Streets“ project.

Puerto Rican Daniel Santos Great Contributor to Cuban Music

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Puerto Rican Daniel Santos Great Contributor to Cuban Music

Very few singers have been able to combine Puerto Rican and Cuban music to create one single style like Puerto Rican Daniel Santos did. His long connection with the best Cuban music of the 1940s and 50s provided his musical work with a markedly Cuban style, hence earning him true fame among the great performers of Cuban music in the 20th century.

Scandalous Romance in 20th Century Cuba

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Scandalous Romance in 20th Century Cuba

Catalina Laza’s blue eyes looked concerned in the presence of Juan Pedro Baró at a party during the first half of the 20th century: this is how one of the most transgressive Cuban romances of that time began.

Cuban Reggaeton Stars on the Rise

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Cuban Reggaeton Stars on the Rise

With their unique mastery of the stage, their combination of low and high-pitched voices and music that has nothing to do with the vulgarity often associated with reggaeton, Gente de Zona, having attained international acclaim, launched their first Cuban tour at the end of February.

Dancing to the Beat of the Drums in Cuba

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Dancing to the Beat of the Drums in Cuba

With the objective of preserving the origin of Cuba’s percussion music, musician Giraldo Piloto has been organizing the Drum Festival for 15 years now, with international performers in attendance as well.

Author and Journalist Stephen Kimber On The Cuban Five

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Author and Journalist Stephen Kimber On The Cuban Five

Canadian author Stephen Kimber highlighted in Cuba the courage shown by the five Cuban anti-terrorists who until one year ago, were unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.

Lucky Luciano‘s Deportation

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Lucky Luciano‘s Deportation

Despite pressure by the U.S. government, President Ramón Grau San Martín would not give in. He finally did so when Washington interrupted the shipment of medicines to Cuba.

Fitting Artistic Tributes

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Fitting Artistic Tributes

For some reason, fitting tributes never fail to arrive and having found an ideal time and place to interact with others, often from an earlier time, they also pay homage to artistic mastery.

Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Shines

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Shines

Twenty nine years old and directed by professor, choreographer and dancer Eduardo Veitía, Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company has shone during its first season of 2016, with an attractive and varied program at the Federico García Lorca hall of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (Grand Theater of Havana).

Spanish Engravings on Display at Cuba’s Fine Arts Museum

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Spanish Engravings on Display at Cuba’s Fine Arts Museum

The exhibition ¨Estampas del aire. Aguafuertes españoles del siglo XX¨ was the perfect excuse for Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts to reopen its Universal Art Building, which was closed due to various technical issues.

A Champion Named Capablanca

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
A Champion Named Capablanca

José Raúl Capablanca spoke about chess on rare occasions. His cultural knowledge was so vast that he could talk about the most diverse topics at length, and intelligently engage in any type of conversation with interlocutors, no matter how difficult the subject of conversation might have been.

Casa de las Americas 2016 Literary Prize

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Casa de las Americas 2016 Literary Prize

Emotions evoked year after year by our continent’s literary institution the Casa de las Americas Literary prize can still be felt.

Cuban Theater Group Perform in U.S.

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Cuban Theater Group Perform in U.S.

Having performed more than 100 times in Havana and having concluded a successful tour of France, Austria, Argentina and Uruguay, the Cuban theater group, “El Público”, returned to the United States to present their version of “Antignon, an Epic Contingent”.

U.S Entertainment Industry Show Interest in Cuba

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
U.S Entertainment Industry Show Interest in Cuba

Official statements have signaled that the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has brought the Caribbean island to the attention of many North American artists and has aroused significant interest in filming here.

Guayasamín’s Own Cuban Abode

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Guayasamín’s Own Cuban Abode

Oswaldo Guayasamín had a house in Havana for 23 years where he relished the Caribbean city’s sea breezes and interacted with its people who still remember him as a “good neighbor”.

Calling All Underwater Photographers to Cuba’s Waters

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Calling All Underwater Photographers to Cuba’s Waters

HAVANA.- The Cuban tourist authorities called fourth today photographers from all over the world to participate in a competition that will give them an insight into underwater life in the western region of the island.

An Encounter with Literature

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
An Encounter with Literature

The 25th edition of the International Book Fair reaches the Cuban capital with the promise to combine literature with the commercial activity, which is one of its highlights.

New Cuban Movie with Fresh Take on Comedy

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
New Cuban Movie with Fresh Take on Comedy

Even though the work was well received at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, it was with some insecurity that Cuban filmmaker Gerardo Chijona commenced production work on “La Cosa Humana” (The Human Thing), and holding the comic tone throughout did not come easy to him.

Geraldine Chaplin – Lover of Latin American Cinema

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Geraldine Chaplin – Lover of Latin American Cinema

Geraldine Chaplin returned to Havana invited to the International Festival of New Latin American cinema and very excited by the idea of being a judge for the biggest cinematographic event in Cuba.

World’s Finest Crafts at Cuba‘s Fiart 2015

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
World’s Finest Crafts at Cuba‘s Fiart 2015

Latin American, Chinese, Spanish, Indian and Romanian artists have brought an attractive and diverse range of products to the XIX International Craft Fair (Fiart 2015) in Havana between December 4 and 20.

Xico Visits Havana On Latin American Tour

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Xico Visits Havana On Latin American Tour

Accompanied by legendary dreams and travels, 16 giant sculptures of the mythical Mexican dog Xico have arrived at Havana’s Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, the same place that was temporarily home to the famous “Buddy Bears” and their message of tolerance.

Miguel Littín and Art That Defies Injustice

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Miguel Littín and Art That Defies Injustice

QUITO.- In Ecuador for the opening of his latest film “Allende”, the Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín, said that art is an instrument to describe injustice to the public.

Havana’s Theatre Festival Lives up to Expectations

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Havana’s Theatre Festival Lives up to Expectations

The 16th edition of Havana’s Theatre Festival fulfilled the expectations of theater enthusiasts and was perhaps more successful than last year’s edition, according to its organizers.

Havana Approaching Its 500th Anniversary

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Havana Approaching Its 500th Anniversary

496 historic years since its foundation, the charm of the city of Havana continues to enchant all inclined to stroll through her streets.

Laritza Bacallao: Half the World On Their Feet

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Laritza Bacallao: Half the World On Their Feet

HAVANA.- On-stage she is like an active volcano, able to change from one rhythm to another in less than one hour. Off-stage, she is a modest, happy girl different from the traditional image of great divas.

Nine Cuban Films In Latin American Film Festival

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Nine Cuban Films In Latin American Film Festival

Cuba’s most important cinematographic event, the XXXVII International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, will run between the 3rd and 13th of December next and feature nine Cuban films that will compete in the event’s different categories.

Cuba Vibrates to the Sound of the Human Voices Festival

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Cuba Vibrates to the Sound of the Human Voices Festival

It became crystal clear to Cuba during the Human Voices Festival why Fado was reborn with Dulce Pontes at the end of the 20th century.

María Juncal Will Return to Havana in Anne Frank’s Shoes

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
María Juncal Will Return to Havana in Anne Frank’s Shoes

The talented Spanish dancer María Juncal has adapted the story of Anne Frank to a version of flamenco dancing, with a very warm acceptance by European critics.The dancer is now looking forward to bringing the show to Cuba, a country that has really touched her.

70th Anniversary Celebrated Defending Cuba’s Patrimony

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
70th Anniversary Celebrated Defending Cuba’s Patrimony

Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, recently undertook a second official visit to Cuba which included a busy schedule of commitments with the single purpose of creating a vision of culture as a driving life and sustainable development force.

The Cuban Contemporary Dance Company: 57 Years Young...

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
The Cuban Contemporary Dance Company: 57 Years Young...

The Cuban Contemporary Dance Company (DCC in Spanish) recently shared the 57th anniversary of its foundation with special guest, the North American dancer Rasta Thomas and the company‘s own characteristic energy and versatility.

Latin American Flavor for Russian Jazz Festival

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Latin American Flavor for Russian Jazz Festival

Cuban composer and pianist Gonzalez Rubalcaba, performed in Russia what he considers to be essential standards of continental American jazz.

Lang Lang and Chucho Valdés to Play Together in Cuba

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Lang Lang and Chucho Valdés to Play Together in Cuba

On October 9, piano stars Lang Lang of China, and Cuban Chucho Valdés will combine their talents in what promises to be a fiery musical extravaganza in Havana.

Alicia Alonso Makes the Name of Havana’s Grand Theater Complete

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Alicia Alonso Makes the Name of Havana’s Grand Theater Complete

The Gran Teatro de La Habana (Grand Theater of Havana, GTH), the oldest active coliseum in Latin America, has officially added the name of the prestigious Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso to its name, as agreed by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba to honor the work of the talented Prima Ballerina Assoluta.

Julio Cortázar- Man of the World with House and Award in Cuba

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Julio Cortázar- Man of the World with House and Award in Cuba

Julio Cortázar, an Argentinean of colossal height and an even more expansive mind, lover of Paris and of the World, also visited Havana and fell in love with it, where today he still has a house.

Gente D Zona Sets Record and Gets the World Dancing

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Gente D Zona Sets Record and Gets the World Dancing

The international hit Bailando, composed by Cuban Descemer Bueno and interpreted by his compatriots Gente D Zona and Spaniard Enrique Iglesias is today among the most seen video clips in the history of the Internet.

Ivette Cepeda – A Charming Cuban Singer

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Ivette Cepeda – A Charming Cuban Singer

Excellent vocal qualities and a very exclusive stamp characterize the Cuban singer Ivette Cepeda, who has been given standing ovations across national stages and is known as one of the most important artists on the scene today.

Art in the Rampa, A Cuban Summer Special

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Art in the Rampa, A Cuban Summer Special

Summertime in the Cuban capital offers a variety of events, something to satisfy the increasingly discerning tastes of Cuban and foreign visitors alike.

Aquelarre Comedy Festival; Well Established on the Cuban Cultural Scene

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Aquelarre Comedy Festival; Well Established on the Cuban Cultural Scene

Now in it’s 21st year, The National Aquelarre (Coven) Comedy Festival has carved out a space within the Cuban cultural scene and has created a following with an appetite for what is staged.

120 Years of Lecuona: An Unmissable Figure in Cuban Music

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
120 Years of Lecuona: An Unmissable Figure in Cuban Music

If we measured the importance of a person’s work by its durability throughout the years, 120 years of anniversaries of the extraordinary Cuban pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona are more than enough to reaffirm the stamp he left.

Circus Festival adds Glitter to Cuban Summer

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Circus Festival adds Glitter to Cuban Summer

The XIV International Circuba Festival is adding an extra touch of glamour to the Cuban summer, incorporating memorable performances by artists from Colombia, Mexico, Germany, the U.S, and a 17-year old Russian artiste who holds the world record for keeping nine rings in the air.

Carnivals Chill the Cuban Summer

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Carnivals Chill the Cuban Summer

Summer, sea-side and carnival all form part of a packet during the hottest months in Cuba, when many try to alleviate stifling temperatures with a cocktail of salt water and fiesta.

Watch the Screen to Beat the Heat

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Watch the Screen to Beat the Heat

Cuban cinemas will screen 27 new movies during the two summer months of July and August, much to the satisfaction of the many cinema lovers.

Cuballet: A Dance School For All

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Cuballet: A Dance School For All

Those who would like to learn the essence of the Cuban ballet school’s methodology can do so through the international dance course that will be offered in Havana this summer.

Ernest Hemingway and Cuba Forever Bound

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Ernest Hemingway and Cuba Forever Bound

The reciprocal affection between the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway and Cuba is so amazing that it makes us recall the old saying two of a kind.

First Cuba-US Museum Collaboration

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
First Cuba-US Museum Collaboration

An exhibition entitled “Wild Noise” is the result of a collaborative project between Cuba’s National Fine Arts Museum and the Bronx Arts Museum in the United States.

Renaissance at Havana´s Biennial Art Exhibition

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Renaissance at Havana´s Biennial Art Exhibition

Enterprising and provocative, Cuban sculptor and installation artist Tomás “Johny” Núñez shines at Zona Franca (Duty-free Zone), a mega exhibition of the 12th Art Biennial running in Havana until June 22.

Art Exhibition Enlivens Havana

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Art Exhibition Enlivens Havana

Artists from more than 40 countries have transformed spaces of the Cuban capital through art, as part of the 12th edition of the Art Biennial taking place in Havana until June 22, a real feast of visual arts.

Havana, a Huge Art Gallery

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Havana, a Huge Art Gallery

More than one hundred artists from 44 countries have taken on the challenge posed by the 12th Art Biennale of Havana to give free rein to their imagination and transform urban spaces in the capital with their art.

Cuban Poetic Flair at the Venice Biennial

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Cuban Poetic Flair at the Venice Biennial

The president of the National Plastic Arts Council, Rubén del Valle, is convinced that the pieces chosen are good bets for art as a space that defies market rules, plainness, and semantic emptiness.

Cuba’s Book Institute for Closer Ties with Africa

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Cuba’s Book Institute for Closer Ties with Africa

Convinced that integration is the key to progress, people from across the world are joining a process that involves every sphere of society, with a special focus on literature.

Cuba and South Africa Bound by Dance

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Cuba and South Africa Bound by Dance

The presence of ballet stars from Cuba, China and the United States at the Joburg Ballet (JB) of South Africa during the recent production of Swan Lake was something marvelous, said Dirk Badenhorst, director of this independent South African ballet company.

More Traditional Cuban Music to Enjoy

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
More Traditional Cuban Music to Enjoy

Nobody was more surprised about the Buena Vista Social Club boom than Cuban musicians themselves.

April: Springtime for Cuba’s Dance Scene

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
April: Springtime for Cuba’s Dance Scene

Cuba’s dance scene is, once again, flourishing this spring. This revival season of artistic manifestation on the island emerged two decades ago with the first International Meeting of Ballet Academies.

Beatlemania in Cuba, as Lively as Ever

Published on: Vol.7, 2015
Beatlemania in Cuba, as Lively as Ever

Having been adrift in a dark abyss for many years, the Yellow Submarine has come up beneath the Cuban sun, in a nation that feels that the Fabulous Four are also partly theirs.

Havana Art Biennial: a Feast of Creativity

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Havana Art Biennial: a Feast of Creativity

Over one hundred artists from 44 countries will give free rein to their imagination at different venues in the Cuban capital during the 12th Biennial Art Exhibition from May 22 to June 22.

Chucho Valdés to Honor Irakere Band with New Album

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Chucho Valdés to Honor Irakere Band with New Album

Famous Cuban jazz pianist Jesús “Chucho” Valdés will honor his former band “Irakere” with a new album including that band’s emblematic pieces performed by young instrumentalists.

Cuba Pays Homage to Russian Dancer Ana Pavlova

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Cuba Pays Homage to Russian Dancer Ana Pavlova

Cuba’s National Museum of Dance is exhibiting several documents and items related to the legendary Russian dancer Ana Pavlova on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her debut on the island.

Indigenous Bread Is Still on the Menu

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Indigenous Bread Is Still on the Menu

Mandioca bread, or casabe, has been a staple food whose recipe has been passed on from generation to generation in the rural Vilato community since the 19th century and remains on the menu in many local eateries.

Santiago de Cuba, Hub of Folkloric Song and Caribbean Carnivals

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Santiago de Cuba, Hub of Folkloric Song and Caribbean Carnivals

“A school of folkloric song and a network of Caribbean carnivals will be at the heart of activities in this city’s upcoming Fire Festival,” Orlando Vergés, director of the Caribbean House, has said

A Wall Of Words Fortifies Cuban Film Industry

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
A Wall Of Words Fortifies Cuban Film Industry

The latest feature film by the Cuban director Fernando Pérez, currently screening in movie theaters nationwide, has a title that creates quite an impact: “La pared de las palabras” (The Wall of Words).

Rockin’ Cubans Know More Than Salsa Rhythms

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Rockin’ Cubans Know More Than Salsa Rhythms

It goes without saying that Cubans know music. There may however be a tendency to stereotype a public appreciative of fine symphony, an enchanting tango or classic rock music, as being followers of only rumba and salsa dancing.

Leo Brouwer Organizes the “Les Voix Humaines” Festival in Havana

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Leo Brouwer Organizes the “Les Voix Humaines” Festival in Havana

Dynamic, surprising, joyful and creative, the celebrated Cuban composer, guitarist and orchestra director Leo Brouwer has been busy organizing the “Les Voix Humaines” (Human Voices) Festival in Havana, taking place from September 25 to October 18, in which internationally renowned performers will participate.

Books, Books, Books...Everywhere

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Books, Books, Books...Everywhere

If you are visiting Cuban places other than Havana you may happen to come across alternative venues for Cuba’s largest cultural event: The International Book Fair.

Vladimir Malakhov Creates Further Accolades for Cuban Ballet

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Vladimir Malakhov Creates Further Accolades for Cuban Ballet

One of the world’s leading ballet stars, Ukrainian Vladimir Malakhov, has created more prizes and scholarships for summer courses at two U.S. Ballet companies for the winners of the International North Atlantic Dance Contest in Cuba.

Women in jazz

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Women in jazz

The result of women’s charm and good jazz getting together is a formula created in Havana: Women in Jazz, an event that returns to the capital with new airs after four years of absence.

Swan Lake Returns to the National Theater

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Swan Lake Returns to the National Theater

The Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuba’s National Ballet, BNC) has announced a repeat performance of the universal Swan Lake ballet.

Underwater Art Exhibit for Santiago de Cuba

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Underwater Art Exhibit for Santiago de Cuba

“Art Beneath The Waves” is an underwater exhibit being prepared here by sculptors Alberto Lescay and Mario Trenard as a gift to the city for its 500th anniversary celebrations.

Havana Art Biennial, A Multidimensional Space

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Havana Art Biennial, A Multidimensional Space

The 2015 Biennial of Havana will provide a space for the conglomeration of different branches of the fine arts, the director of the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Jorge Fernández has announced.

Broadway Musical With a Cuban Tone

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Broadway Musical With a Cuban Tone

Rent, a highly recommended show, is the first musical produced in Cuba in collaboration with a Broadway team.

A Ceramics Biennial by Cuban Artists

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
A Ceramics Biennial by Cuban Artists

Exquisite would seem to be the best word to describe works on display until February 15 at the Spanish-American Cultural Center in Havana, as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Cuban Ceramics.