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Improving the fifth place of the previous edition is the goal of the Cuban team that will participate in the Fifth Women's Baseball World Cup, to be held in the Canadian city of Edmonton. The event will run through next August 19. The Cubans will have a difficult debut since they have to face their counterparts from Australia, runners-up in Venezuela 2010. "We know our responsibility, not only because we have been in the team longer, but also by the confidence of our director," said the captain and first basewoman Yuleidis Charon.
The famous statue of Don Quixote, one of the symbols of Vedado neigborhood, located in the corner of 23rd street and K, has a cousin 690 kilometers east of Havana city. Almost at the end of the walk of the Puerto Padre city, we find another Quixote, this one without his Sancho and his horse, tilting at a windmill.
Photos: Karel Perez Alejo (https://plus.google.com/115867818683434956157) Like a manager, he handpicked carefully who will play each position in the field and the presentation had a name ... Concert Pablo Menendez & Mezcla: Cuban Jazz All Stars.
The latest release of Cuban songwriter and singer Liuba María Hevia, Naranjo en Flor (Orange Tree in Blossom) is a dream come true for two reasons. First, according to the artist, this CD of tangos should have been her first work since she has always felt a great passion for this genre and second, because finally the Cuban audience will be able to enjoy it after the artist made the announcement at the beginning of the year.
The Cuban National Ballet, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, has got us used to receiving surprises of technical, good dancing taste on the stage. Their latest performance at the García Lorca Hall of Gran Teatro de La Habana was a fine display of talent and first class dramaturgical concepts.
In a year marked by the lack of fortune of the latest productions of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that “Irremediablemente Juntos” (Hopelessly together) seems to be a turning point for several reasons. It is, first of all, a sort of reconciliation with musicals after a film like Y sin embargo (And yet..) failed to meet expectations of a people who, from the philosophical poetry of Silvio Rodriguez to the provocative rhythms of Celia Cruz, breathe, dream and think of music.
Twenty years have gone by since a young woman named Haila María Mompié irrupted in the Cuban music scene. Following her participation in important popular Cuban music groups like Azúcar Negra and Bamboleo, this charismatic singer started performing as a soloist, enjoying the favor of critics and the public. To celebrate her art career, Haila is preparing two unparalleled shows at the Karl Marx Theater of the Cuban capital on August 10 and 11.
Singer Diana Fuentes has been absent from the Cuban stage for some time, but nevertheless her music continues to be in the soundtracks daily listened to by many of her followers. During this period of absence the artist has proven her talent as an actress in the Ecuadorian-Cuban film Criaturas abandonadas, and has also been involved in the organization of a new music production. What last February was still an incipient project today is a reality.
Cuba is a musical island... Throughout our history there have been numberless representatives of this art genre that have become milestones of universal culture. Among them were families who dedicated their lives completely to this art, passing it from one generation to the next. Caturla, Vitier, Romeu, López Gavilán are only a few names of families whose art has manifested itself in different music genres.
The curtains of the García Lorca Hall of Gran Teatro de La Habana rise, and an experienced Alicia Alonso, ballerina of worldwide renown, irrupts on the stage embodying a seductive and sensual gypsy.