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LIZT ALFONSO DANCE CUBA

A heart that beats for dance

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC) is one of the most well-established dance fusion company’s on the island. It’s almost 25 year history both in and outside of Cuba, has seen LADC become one of the country’s most popular and celebrated collectives

The guiding light

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A house in Tlaxcala was, for a brief period, home to José Martí, lawyer, poet, fighter and National Hero of Cuba

Those who make Cuban music honored

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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

Cubadisco 2017

An eternal tribute to Cuban trova

Gala inaugural de la XXI Feria Internacional Cubadisco 2017 en el Teatro Nacional de Cuba

Spaces such as the Mella and National theaters, the Casa del Alba, CIDMUC, La Tropical and La Piragua, were among the wide range of venues in the capital which played host to this celebration in honor of Cuban trova and its musicians

UNEAC discusses its direction and challenges

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The Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) National Council met yesterday in the Museum of Fine Arts' Cuban Art Building, with the participation of Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Minister of Culture Abel Prieto, among other leaders

Jazz and culture bring Cuba and New Orleans together

Jazz and culture bring Cuba and New Orleans together

The United States. May 8, 2017.- After 10 days, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival concluded on May 7, one of the most important music festivals in the United States, which featured Cuba as guest country of honor, in its 48th edition

A call for peace during Jazz Festival in Havana

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“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

The much-visited figure of Che

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Fifty years after his assassination, we take a look at ten of the films that detail Ernesto Guevara’s fascinating life

The very Cuban Yumurí

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Singer and composer Moisés Valle, responsible for hits such as “Pegaito a la tarima”, “La Bomba” and “Una miradita”, proudly uses the artistic name of Yumurí. His band, Yumurí y sus Hermanos, is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary

Lester Hamlet and a different weekend

A sterling performance by Isabel Santos and Luis Alberto García, directed by Lester Hamlet, in a 90 minute film, with only two characters and a single setting.

Director Lester Hamlet (Havana, 1971) presented his forth feature length film Ya no es antes - now being premiered nationwide - during the 38th Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema

The Havana Book Fair and memory

Havana City Historian, Eusebio Leal (left) and Colombian Ambassador to Cuba, Gustavo Bell, presided the unveiling of a bronze statue of Gabriel García Márquez in the Liceo Artístico y Literario’s garden.

The 50th anniversary of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Film director Manuel Octavio Gómez honored. Vicente Hernández paints his native town

Cuba’s 10 best-selling books of 2016

Cuba’s 10 best-selling books of 2016

Ten titles were the deserving winners of the Readers Prize awarded by the Cuban Book Institute, presented this year to the highest selling works between January 2016 and January 2017, sales of which surpassed 70% of their first printing

The lost pages of Che’s diary

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The illustrated edition of the guerrilla fighter’s Bolivian diary was published 30 years ago, including the 13 missing pages from the first edition of the text

Book fair in February

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The next edition of the International Book Fair will be dedicated to Cuban intellectual Armando Hart Dávalos and Canada as guest country of honor

My friend Fidel

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The Brazilian liberation theologist and author Frei Betto recalls his longstanding friendship with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution

Les grands ballets canadiens: A completely different aesthetic

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Les grands ballets canadiens arrived to the 25th International Ballet Festival with the piece Black Milk, a magnificent choreography to introduce this company which, under the management of current director, Gradimir Pankov, has moved from classical ballet to contemporary dance

Fátima Patterson, 2017 National Theater Prize winner

Fátima Patterson, 2017 National Theater Prize winner.

The panel of judges, presided by Carlos Celdrán, decided to award this year’s prize to Fátima Patterson who, for years, has brought various works dealing with issues of gender, marginalization and death to the stage

GALA BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CUBA IN HONOR OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE REVOLUTION AND COMANDANTE EN JEFE

The tradition of the Nutcracker (+Photos)

Visibly moved, Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, (pictured holding the award) received the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana Annual Prize, for his important work as a historian, extraordinary efforts to restore Old Havana, for his merits as an educa

Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal receives Grand Theater Annual Prize

PABLO DE LA TORRIENTE BRAU CULTURAL CENTER

20 years of continuous work

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The first two decades of the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, have left a splendid cultural legacy, thanks to this beam of light that never stops and never ends, with which the troops at 63 Muralla approach their daily work led by poet and filmmaker Víctor Casaus

REYNIER MARIÑO

A flamenco soul

Paco de Lucia has a stellar student and loyal follower in Cuban Reynier Mariño.

Interview with the guitar virtuoso planning a September tour in Cuba, November in Spain, and December in Asia

26TH HAVANA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2017

End of chapter one

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The 26th Havana International Book Fair concluded on Sunday, February 19, in the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress’ Nicolás Guillén Hall

Knowing how to appreciate film

Knowing how to look is knowing how to associate.

These visual pyrotechnics are of course enjoyable, after all the cinema is also a spectacle, but 120 years after its birth for the benefit of humanity and culture, with so much talent contributed by artists and technicians across much of the world, nobody should be content merely with the superficiality and simplicity of the shiny outer shell

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