OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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

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

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

Books on the hill

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Today is the fifth day of the 26th International Book Fair in Havana and the city's San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, where literary activities of all kinds continue

A February of letters

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The 26th International Book Fair of Havana was inaugurated yesterday, February 9, at the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress, with the presence of Armando Hart to whom this edition is dedicated, along with Canada as guest country of honor

2017 HAVANA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Cuban publishers present varied genres and themes

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The 26th Havana International Book Fair (February 9 - 19) returns to its usual main venue of the colonial fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, with events also taking place across eleven other secondary venues in Havana, including the Pabellón Cuba, the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) headquarters, the Casa de las Américas, and the Centro Dulce María Loynaz

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

Políbio Alves and his view of Old Havana

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Having visited the island more than a dozen times, fiction writer and poet Políbio Alves, born in 1941 in Paraíba, one of the northern states of Brazil, has been captivated by the charms of Cuba and especially of Old Havana

Haitian roots in Cuba

Haitian roots in Cuba.

Haitian culture week will take place for the first time in Cuba from January 23-30. The seven day event is organized by the Havana City Historian’s Office in collaboration with the Haitian Embassy on the island

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

Riding with Fidel

Riding with Fidel.

The song "Cabalgando con Fidel" (Riding with Fidel) was written by Raúl Torres on the occasion of Fidel's death

Piglia, a model reader and writer

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

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