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Kenneth Cole during his talk in Lab 26. Photo: Regino Sosa.

Kenneth Cole: “I would love to work in Cuba”

Kenneth Cole does not believe in barriers, neither for art nor for life. That’s why he started a successful fashion company more than 30 years ago and that’s why he has come to Cuba twice, convinced that opportunities are created … Continued

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Barbara Dane sings songs from her album Throw It Away.

Barbara Dane: “Cuba is my spiritual home”

Almost 90 years old, with the same voice, U.S. singer Barbara Dane returned to the same stage where she made her debut in Cuba half a century ago: Casa de las Americas. The jazz, blues and folk legend spoke with … Continued

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Chanel continues with Cuba

This skiing season in Courchevel, France, will be less cold than usual. The warmth will not be the result of the temperature but rather of the clothes, footwear and accessories of Chanel’s 2016/2017 Cruise Collection, inspired on Cuba. The prestigious … Continued

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Past, Present and Future: the Fors Triad

(Havana, January 10, 1956.) 2016 National Prize for Visual Arts. Graduated in 1976 from the renowned San Alejandro Arts Academy. His works are found in international collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Museum of Contemporary Art … Continued

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Fernando Velázquez and His Utilitarian Ceramics Throughout the City

Fernando Velázquez’ peculiar creations are increasingly being known and tangible for those walking through the streets of the capital city of Havana. On 23rd, the most centric city street, it is possible to sit down in numerous sites where his … Continued

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Leyendas.COM, a passion for the 1950s

Leyendas.COM defends a particular taste for music from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s in last century’s Cuba. The group approaches a time in which genres like the son, mambo, cha-cha and bolero reigned. The group appropriates that feeling and gives … Continued

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Rachel Flowers, music to see

California, December 1993. Rachel Flowers, the eldest daughter of musicians Jeanie and Dan Flowers, is born 15 weeks before the due time. The doctors identify a retinopathy in the premature baby girl and after some studies confirm that she will … Continued

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Eduardo Sandoval. Photo: Roberto Ruiz

A musical bridge from Cuba to the United States

Throughout the two years since Havana and Washington announced the reestablishment of relations, art and culture has been one of the spheres with the greatest exchange. Cuban artists have talked to OnCuba about the benefits they have perceived from this. … Continued

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Jazz Plaza, from Havana to New Orleans

Jazz, a bridge between two cultures, has been a connection between Havana and New Orleans. Both cities share the passion for a genre that also describes and pictures them, and which have found in Jazz Plaza 2016 a direct connection. … Continued

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Yissy García and Banda XX in Jazz Plaza

Cuban drum virtuosa Yissy García changed her BandaAncha band for the Banda XX just for the 32nd edition of the Jazz Plaza Festival. It’s an only-women project – thus the play on words with the female chromosome – that perfomed … Continued

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