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Weekly billboard: 4th edition of Havana World Music

4th edition of Havana World Music The 4th edition of Havana World Music (HWM), sponsored by the Cuban Institute of Music and the National Center of Popular Music, takes place from Thursday, March 23 to Sunday 26 in the Grand … Continued

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The McNamaras’ family home in Caibarién. Photo: Flickr.

Robert McNamara’s Cuban life

The mansion is an imitation of the African hunting bungalows. It is at the entrance to the city of Caibarién and at present is a center for the care of the mentally ill. But beyond its peculiar construction, this was … Continued

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An art brut exhibit in Cuba

Cuba already has its own catalogue of art brut or outsider art, headed by Misleydis Castillo and Jorge Alberto Hernández Cadi, known as El Buzo. She, a deaf and mute and autistic, proposes pictorial images of strong men, body builders, … Continued

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 Melissa Quintans is a Cuban actress living in Arizona. Photo: Taken from Facebook.

A Cuban in theater in Arizona

When Melissa Quintans decided to immigrate to the United States, her artistic career was at its full peak of recognition. The actress formed part of the cast of the Teatro Libélula theater company in Bolivia, and she was the assistant … Continued

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Weekly Billboard: Havana says bonjour

Havana says bonjour The 2017 edition of the Francophonie Week will be developed from March 18 to 26. Coordinated by the Hispanic-American Center for Culture, the Victor Hugo House, the Napoleonic Museum, the Pius Work House and the Goldsmith Museum; … Continued

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Roberto Diago: “I am my race, my history”

Curator Alejandro de La Fuente and visual artist Juan Roberto Diago have achieved an unprecedented event: presenting in the premises of Harvard University the exhibit “Diago: The Pasts of this Afro-Cuban Present”, a retrospective of the work of the artist. … Continued

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Weekly Billboard: Now it is not before

Now it is not before Since March 2, the Cuban film Ya no es antes, by Lester Hamlet, it is being shown for the first time in cinemas. As an adaptation of Alberto Pedro’s play Weekend in Bahia, the film, … Continued

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Chucho Valdés. Photo: Courtesy of the author

Speaking of Jazz…and Other Ravings

Cuban through and through, Chucho Valdés also knew how to pay homage to one of our most sacred institutions: unpunctuality. It had been a while since the time previewed to begin his press conference,1 and the only “chucho” (swearing) being … Continued

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Vestiphobia, complicated conversation in the Fábrica de Arte

Vestiphobia is not a conspiratorial show. On the contrary, it is a provocation and a constant dialogue with the spectator about the fashion industry and the art of dressing. The Fábrica de Arte (FAC) reserved for it its Section 3 … Continued

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Andy Rivero. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Andy: A Non-Conformist Abstract Artist

Andy Rivero (Havana, 1965) is a contemporary visual artist who from the beginning opted for abstract art. This creator develops his work in two important areas: painting and engraving, and perhaps is the Cuban abstract painter who has devoted the … Continued

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