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Sequence from “Fast and Furious 8” in Havana. Photo: Izuki Pérez.

A year after “Furious 8” in Havana

“The sequence that opens the latest film is more historic than the others,” says The New York Times about the first Hollywood shoot in Cuba since the U.S. economic embargo was imposed in 1960. It’s the scene of Fast and … Continued

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Herbie Hancock in Havana. Photo: Gabriel Bianchini.

Herbie Hancock and the jazz embrace in Cuba

Herbie Hancock said it without flattery or smugness: “Cuba is the perfect place to celebrate jazz.” It could seem a set phrase. Generous. Obliged by courtesy. But the winner of 14 Grammy awards doesn’t need to spare words. That he’s … Continued

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Quincy Jones, winner of around 20 Grammy awards in his career, is one of the jazz legends present in Havana. Photo: Mark Allan.

Havana, world capital of jazz

Starting this Monday a universal celebration is taking place in Havana. The Cuban capital was chosen by UNESCO as the principal venue of International Jazz Day in 2017, which is organized every April 30 in close to 200 countries. However, … Continued

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Weekly billboard: Havana among classics

Havana among classics The Habana Clásica Festival (Classical Havana Festival) will take place from April 18 to 23, an initiative of the outstanding Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal that, in the framework of the International workshop of historic-documentary heritage of Hispano-American … Continued

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Reimi in one of her Hula Hoop numbers. Photo: Courtesy of the interviewee.

The circus or life

Her favorite circus is the U.S. Ringling Brothers, and she loves when the audience says: “How is it possible that she do that?” With no trace of haughtiness, ReimiCaridad Cardona tells you that she simultaneously dances more than 20 hoops … Continued

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Chucho Valdés. Photo: Taken from the official website of the artist.

A Night for the Jazz Revolution

Legends of the American and Cuban music will join in concert on April 30 at the Great Theater of Havana to commemorate the International Jazz Day, organized by Thelonius Monk Institute, the Cuban Institute of Music and UNESCO. The Cuban … Continued

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Weekly Billboard: Karl Marx A pululu

Karl Marx A pululu The comedy show Un trío a pululu (A trio a pululu), with the performances of Omar Franco, Irela Bravo and Edith Massola, will present from April 14 to 16 at the Karl Marx Theater, on Friday … Continued

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"Old Masters". 2016. Abela.

Eduardo Abela: ” My Essence is Absolutely Cuban”

Eduardo Abela Torrás (Havana, 1963), who lives and creates in Havana, is the son and grandson of renowned visual artists who left an imprint in Cuban art. However, the third Abela revealed himself early on against his genetic condition and, … Continued

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Susana Camino. Photo: Courtesy of the interviewee.

Susana Camino: Writing between Cuba and Germany

Cuban writer Susana Camino has lived almost three fourths of her life in Germany. She left the island when she was 19, and not even then has she stopped feeling for it. Enterprising by vocation and need, she has her … Continued

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Weekly billboard: Four Cubans films in New York

Four Cubans films in New York Four contemporary Cuban films were selected to be exhibited at the Stony Brook University Hispanic American Film Festival, which dedicates its edition to Cuba this year. The companion, by Pavel Giroud (April 10); The … Continued

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