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Those who make Cuban music honored

A group of respected Cuban musicians were awarded the National Culture Distinction last night, May 17, in a ceremony at Havana's José Martí memorial, attended by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Political Bureau member and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers

A call for peace during Jazz Festival in Havana

“While some beat the drums of war, right here, right now, and in many places only the drums that will be heard are those which invite us to coexistence and solidarity, to harmony and understanding,” stated Cuban poet, Miguel Barnet, upon inaugurating the concert

Mama Ruth, icon of the anti-apartheid struggle

On August 9, 1956, Ruth Mompati led more than 20,000 women of diverse ethnicities in a protest march against the Pass laws established by the racist apartheid regime

The world must look upon Africa with reverence and shame

Stated Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto during the closing ceremony of the International Scientific Committee sessions - Volume IV of the General History of Africa, a project sponsored by UNESCO

Piglia, a model reader and writer

For many, the Argentine writer, who died this past January 6 in Buenos Aires, at 75 years of age, was one of the best storytellers in Latin America

Minini, a dearly departed prince

Founder and director of the group Afrocuba, Minini, as everyone called him, was born in the neighborhood of Pueblo Nuevo, Matanzas one of the most important birthplaces of Afro-Cuban rumba on the island

An bonfire of poetry and memory

Poets from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, alongside their Cuban counterparts, closed the Jesús Cos Causse International Poetry Encounter at the Caguayo Foundation headquarters


Drums and much more in the center of the Caribbean

An exposition and day of discussion on funerary traditions in Jamaica, Brazil and Cuba serve as an impressive demonstration of the broad range of points of view on popular religiosity in the Caribbean Basin