OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

59TH EDITION OF THE CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS LITERARY PRIZE

A celebration of love of culture

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Foto: Juvenal Balan 11/02/2009
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January 15 - 25 • More than 200 works in competition • Poet and singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez responsible for the opening remarks of the event

Martí, art among the arts

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The Ministry of Culture and its network of institutions has convoked a tribute to José Martí, on the 165th anniversary of his birth, later this month

Alicia defies time

Alicia Alonso, ballet Giselle.

On December 21 the prima ballerina assoluta reached her 97th birthday

39TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Cuban films featured in the Official Competition and general program

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Representing Cuban film in the official selection for the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema are two feature-length productions, two documentaries, one short and one animation, while the general program features 40 works from the island

Fidel and Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdés

Every word a concept, an idea

Cecilia Valdés, puesta en escena del Teatro Lírico Nacional y la Banda Nacional de Conciertos, en el Teatro Martí.

The first time I read “Every word an idea,” the poster of the Concept of Revolution, expressed by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, the first word that struck me was “modesty”

DANZA DE CRINES & UNA LEYENDA COSTEÑA

Cuban documentaries looking back at stars’ parents

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Danza de crines andUna leyenda costeña,two new audiovisuals paying homage to national figures and above all parents, are a genuine gift to Cuban documentary filmmaking

Film and the October Revolution

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The 1925 film Potemkin was not only a reflection of a new social world on the rise against oppression, but also an artistic-cinematographic revolution

Flamenco and Spanish dance in November

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The first 12 days of November will see the arrival of the country's First International Spanish Dance and Flamenco Festival, organized by the Spanish Ballet of Cuba in honor of its 30th anniversary

Cohiba and Partagás in the spotlight at 20th Habano Festival

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The celebrated brands Cohiba and Partagás will be spotlighted during the upcoming 20th Habano Festival, an event dedicated to the world's best premium, hand-rolled cigars, set to take place in Havana, February 26 through March 2, 2018, organizers announced

Hurricane Irma and culture

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The powerful storm caused significant damage that is being gradually repaired, while a wave of solidarity and fraternity has been unleashed

A comic worth much more than a thousand words

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For the writer Omar Felipe Mauri Sierra (Bejucal, La Habana, 1959), who has produced a vast body of work for children and youth, the comic book or ninth art, as it is also known, could become a effective vehicle in Cuba today, to promote our patrimonial, historical, and cultural values

21st Mexican Song Contest in Havana

21st Mexican Song Contest in Havana.

Prior to the competition today, participants gather to express solidarity with the people of Mexico, following the devastating earthquake which occurred there September 19

Caribbean films return to Havana

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For the eighth time, Havana’s cinemas are playing host to the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase, which opened September 20 and runs through October 1, in the Multicine Infanta movie theater

OUTSTANDING CONCERTS IN ALICIA ALONSO GRAND THEATER

A summer of jazz in Havana

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Cuban musical dynasties on stage: Valdés, Rubalcaba, Lopez-Nussa, Romeu

Book launches to close summer vacation activities

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After almost two months of school holidays, the range of summer activities across the capital will come to an end this Friday, September 1, with a series of events along the central 23rd Street, from 12th Street to the Malecón, including book launches, music and art

Restoring history

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The Havana City Historian's Easel Painting Restoration Workshop has been preserving the city's artistic patrimony for 20 years

Rumba celebrated as Intangible Cultural Heritage

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The ninth edition of the International Timbalaye Festival, taking place August 18 through September 1, will be the first to celebrate rumba’s inscription on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

An intimate portrait of a giant

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The photographic exhibition Fidel: An Intimate Portrait was inaugurated in Havana’s Casa del Alba Cultural this August 1st, including more than a dozen images captured by his son, Alex Castro

African legacy in Old Havana

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The Casa de Africa is hosting the 22nd Social and Cultural Afro-American Anthropology Workshop January 4-6, focused on the history of enslaved Blacks and the contributions of their descendents to the development of Cuban identity

39TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

More women directors this 2017

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A total of 117 films by women directors feature in this year’s Festival

Film adaptations of Anna Karenina

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Anna Karenina is the dream role of every actress. Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Tatiana Samoilova, legendary stars of world cinema, gave life to the immortal character of the great novel by Leon Tolstoy on the big screen

NATIONAL BALLET OF CUBA

Celebrating Carmen's 50th anniversary

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As part of the Havana International Theater Festival, October 22, the National Ballet of Cuba offered a special performance, including Carmen, with prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés shining in the leading role

Here comes the circus!

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Under Havana's Trompoloco Big Top, artists from 16 countries are showing off their abilities in the mystical circus arts, the only art form to combine on a single stage physical skill, technique, fantasy, strength, humor, aesthetics, tradition, adrenaline, and passion

Museums aren’t boring

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The Cuba-Europe Center for the Interpretation of Relations is a museum that makes use of technology and other communications media to make learning fun and interactive

Danzón: Cuba’s national dance

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The Havana International Danzón Festival pays tribute to this Cuban musical genre and its main figures in the country's youngest provinces, Artemisa and Mayabeque, this year June 21 - 25

Egrem releases three tribute albums to Sindo Garay 

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Restoring and promoting the work of Antonio Gumersindo Garay, better known as Sindo Garay (Santiago de Cuba, April 12, 1867- La Habana, July 17, 1968), on the 150th anniversary of his birth, is the main aim of the Musical Publishing and Recording Enterprise (Egrem) with the release, this year, of three albums by the author of “La Bayamesa” and “El Huracán y la Palma”

 

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

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