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Rita Montaner


Humor is a valuable recourse to exercise criticism and to question everything that is not right in a society. Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun affirmed that to “laugh is to doubt, it is to admit there are other ways of … Continued

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Billboard: Cubadisco on front line

With music, that’s how we’re starting this week. With the best of Cuban records in Cubadisco, which now comes accompanied by Primera Línea. Many concerts, presentations, lectures, workshops, showcases, and more so you can keep abreast of the island’s music … Continued

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Billboard: Power to women in Zenit Tattoo

This week we start off OnCuba’s Billboard with the Zenit Tattoo Studio. PIN-UP GIRL is the initiative of designer Yudit Vargas in order to make visible from another aspect women’s empowerment, with tattoos, free and capable of doing everything. This … Continued

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Billboard: Mi Habana sung by Pablo

Pablo Milanés will give a concert at the Karl Marx Theater, after three years of not being on stage for a personal show. The title will be “Mi Habana” because it will be dedicated to the Cuban capital, also to … Continued

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Edmundo Desnoes. Photo: William M. Martin.

From Juan Pérez to Edmundo Desnoes

A video conference from Vedado to Upper West Side in New York took us to Edmundo Desnoes’ living room. At 88, he celebrated the technology that was allowing us to talk: “everybody criticizes it. They say one loses with it…, … Continued

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Antonio Llaca. Photo: Julie Hahn.

Antonio Llaca: Cuban music to move his life

Antonio Llaca was born in Havana in 1984. At the age of 12 his parents took him to Venezuela for work reasons. Leaving the island was not easy. Leaving behind his friends and the rest of the family was the … Continued

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Billboard: Summer in Acosta style

Enjoy the summer with dance! It doesn’t really matter if it is you dancing or another because the best thing about dance is just to have a good time. So if you agree with us and you like contemporary dance … Continued

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Billboard: Retazos on stage

Dance-Theater Retazos company is on premier this weekend, and not one but two! The first one by the company director Isabel Bustos, and the second one by her son Miguel Azcue, director of the Swedish dance company Memory Wax. So … Continued

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Francis del Río. Foto: David Garten.

Rhythm Under the Skin

Photographer David Garten entered Cuban music together with Irakere. The first thing Garten heard in the late 1970s, when he was studying at New York University, was the mythical jazz band, and Cuban music became one of his passions. He … Continued

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Leonardo Padura. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

In the Mix: Mantilla, Leonardo Padura’s Circle and Cycle

Leonardo Padura Fuentes, probably the contemporary Cuban novelist most read outside Cuba, 2012 National Prize for Literature and Princess of Asturias Letters Award in 2015, recommends those places where not only has he lived his life, but also from where … Continued

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