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"Casa de la noche", by Marcel Beltrán

Cuban lens in New York

When the frequent groups of students from U.S. universities and colleges come to Cuba motivated to know part of its cinematographic culture, in general what they know stops at Strawberry and Chocolate (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, 1993). … Continued

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Billboard: Film Festival at sight

Film Festival at sight From June 1 to 11, 14 films and 5 documentaries from Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom and several countries of the continent will be released in Havana as part of the 2nd … Continued

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Billboard: Arts in Old Havana

Arts Festival in Old Havana The 8th edition of the Arts Festival of the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) will be held from May 29 to June 4 in Old Havana, as a tribute to the city that will reach … Continued

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The piece “Cosmos” by Amalia Martínez Caballero was the winner of the Design Havana Contest. Photo: Ismario Rodríguez.

Design Havana, sustainable art in Cuba

A year ago the First International Design Biennial of Havana officially announced the Design Havana Contest to promote on the island the design of ecologically sustainable furniture and lights. The closing date for entries ended on February 28, 2017 with … Continued

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Billboard: The Ark full of cartoons

The Ark full of cartoons Animotion: The secret life of cartoons returns as a transitional exhibition of the Children’s Audiovisual Festival La Espiral to El Arca Theater. In an attempt to bring the children and the protagonists closer to their … Continued

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Leyanis (R) and Jessie Valdés. Photo: Courtesy of interviewees.

Valdés Brothers, Chucho’s children

During his childhood, sometimes in the early morning hours Jessie Valdés got up and found his father working. “I would see him with a candle, writing scores for saxophone, for piano….” He started hearing Irakere with his sister Leyanis when … Continued

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“Los hijos de Onán” exhibit, by Yanahara Mauri. Photo: IPS.

The children of Onan live far from Chechnya

In Chechnya there is no homophobia. Rule out a miracle. The thing is that there are no homosexuals, the authorities allege, making them invisible with one rhetoric swipe in that Russian republic of the Muslim Caucasus. In Cuba there is … Continued

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Billboard: Cats in the Cuban way

Cats in the Cuban way An adaptation of Cats, the musical, will be on the stages of Havana Amphitheater every Saturday and Sunday from this year. Since its inauguration last April 29, this cats’ party takes place every weekend at … Continued

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Copy of Ortelius Atlas returned to Cuba by the Boston Athenaeum Library. Photo: Ismario Rodríguez.

First modern atlas of the world returned to Cuba

The first modern atlas, of which there are only three copies in the world, belongs to the collections of the National Library of Cuba (BNC). But it has not always remained there. In the 1990s an expert in valuable works … Continued

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Photo: Cherie Cancio

Cuban jazz in New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, is arguably the biggest and best festival of the year in New Orleans.  It is seven full days filled with  performances from world-renowned musicians like Stevie Wonder, Earth, … Continued

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