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Roberto Gottardi: the Emotion of the Shapes

  “Architecture has to be poetry.” ROBERTO GOTTARDI It was the 2000s. Entering the University of Arts is a one way-street. I imagined the scene a thousand times, but was unable to calculate Elsinore,1 the brick citadel, one of the … Continued

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Rocío García: Going Into the Profound, the Essences

  Outstanding Cuban painter Rocío García at this moment is immersed in her own creation and doesn’t want to be distracted by anything. Every day, in her studio/workshop in El Vedado, she talks with her characters and she especially enjoys … Continued

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Omara Portuondo. Photo by Gabriel Guerra Bianchini

Omara Portuondo: “The Woman I Am”

  The life of Omara Portuondo tells part of the history of Cuban music. She captured the intensity of Havana nights during their reign in the birth of the feeling with the D’Aida Quartet, she turned the famous Tropicana Cabaret … Continued

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“Four Seasons in Havana”: the Netflix “Cuban” series

  Mario Conde walks through the streets of Havana. He’s in his fifties, dresses carelessly, is an insatiable drinker, divorced, the owner of a fish called Rufino, with loads of books and a bunch of friends. A guy who left … Continued

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Billboard: Art in one rehearsal

We will start this week with Visual Arts so you can be update about contemporary Cuban art. On that line, we recommend the expo in Studio Workshop Mena gathering a total of 60 Cubans and American artists to build bridges. … Continued

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A diva for me

Whoever sees him can’t imagine that, buried in that slight presence, there is an ironic being, capable of disemboweling an icon. It is Guillo. He barely speaks, with his countertenor voice – I say, I who knows nothing about that. … Continued

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Jorge Peña, known in the world of Cuban electronic music as GreenCh. Photo: Courtesy of the interviewee.

GreenCh: electronic music Made in Cuba

  For Jorge Peña, known in the world of Cuban electronic music as GreenCh, the musical point of view he defends is not the simple activity of mixing beats and tracks in a room full of young people dancing nonstop. … Continued

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Billboard: You are so theatrical!

Roll the curtains. Let the show begins. The 17th edition of the Havana Theater Festival is here. Cuban and foreign participants arrive to the capital to go on the stage. Theater, Society and Resistance are the mojos. No need for … Continued

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More than 1,200 young Cubans spent six weeks at the Harvard Summer School for Cuban Teachers and two weeks visiting iconic sites in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

The Harvard Cubans

In the summer of 1900, five warships –the McClellan, the McPherson, the Crook, the Sedgwick, and the Burnside– carried unusual “cargo” from Cuba to Massachusetts. At the beginning of July, over 1,200 Cuban teachers from across the island arrived in … Continued

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Billboard: Cuban party

We’re always partying in Cuba, but this one in particular is a special one. We will have to travel to the western part of the Island, but it will worth it, for sure. This is how the week begins: Fiesta … Continued

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