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Colón Cemetery. Photo: Luis Gabriel.

Life in the cemetery

Rumor has it that Colón’s tallest and most beautiful tomb has not been seen; that Calixto de Loira, the designer of the cemetery, had placed his niche above the main entrance and underneath the sculpture of the Three Theological Graces, … Continued

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Photo: Gian Carlo Marzall.

At rest

No wheels at all, in plain view, leaning on any structure while money or spare parts arrive. But the wait takes months; years and they remain staying in the same street, condemned to abandonment. They are modern and old cars … Continued

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D'Morón Teatro. Photo: Potter.

Clay people

The actors of the street group D’Morón Teatro are clay people. They take their makeup and everything they will use on stage from clay. They are living statues trying to personify stories from universal literature. Their poor performance in traditional … Continued

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Photo: Osbel Concepción.

The night in New Orleans

New Orleans may be a different city at night. During the day, the Cathedral of Saint Louis, The Cabildo, Café Du Monde, and at night, a few blocks down, neon lights, colorful billboards and nightclubs contrast with the old. In … Continued

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"Latido" by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba. Photo: Ismario Rodríguez.

Heartbeats

Latido (Heartbeat) -the new show that begins it performance for the first time on May, at the Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso, by the Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Company- speaks about the contrast between death and life and the … Continued

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Photo: Gian Carlo Marzall.

Counters

Grocery stores and butchers everywhere to buy the daily bread and the monthly “chicken for fish”, which clarifies the dependent, “nothing is dispatched without the ration book.” Weights, cats, posters and a few products, above all. A dusty fan, an … Continued

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Photo: Ismario Rodríguez.

Creative islands

Cuba and the United Kingdom present for the second time as Islas Creativas (Creative Islands), a project of the Cuban Contemporary Dance Company (DCC) and the British Council. With the advice of Fleur Darkin, considered the most theatrical choreographer of … Continued

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Photo: Miguel Ángel Romero.

Buffalos in Cuba

Buffalos arrived in Cuba more than twenty years ago. Two fundamental species graze in the pastures of the island: those of river and those of marsh, although today the first are the ones who prevail. Good meat and plenty of … Continued

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Photo: José Roberto Loo.

Santiago from El Morro

The view from El Morro de Santiago is blue. The blue dominates everything, floods the landscape: the sea –with its different shades that change as one enters or leaves the bay– and the sky, mottled with white clouds. Sometimes it … Continued

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Photo: Yaniel Tolentino.

Tobacco men

From the age of 8, Felix works in tobacco. He is already 60. The time in his eyes and the sun on his skin show how life is like in the plantations. They are men of tobacco in Pinar del … Continued

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