Billboard: Feel the beat

This week starts off with the heartbeat of the young audiovisual, to gauge it. The 17th ICAIC Young Film Festival is about to start with a diverse and attractive program. Films, lectures, debates, exhibitions and pitching are what the Festival is proposing. All the information is here. Take a look and head out to the movie theater.

There’s also more Cinema with the premiere in Cuba of the documentary Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America, about the Rolling Stones’ successful tour of Latin America. And, as always, there are also things in other manifestations. In Visual Arts, four artists get together in an expo in Miami, another two in Berlin and a few more around here. In Music, many concerts, performances you can’t miss like that of Buena Fe in the Karl Marx and that of Kelvis Ochoa in Miami.

Lastly, the Proposals of the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which like every week has it all. For the time being this is what there is. Spend next Friday looking for recommendations. You’re going to love it. See you around!


17th ICAIC Young Film Festival

The 17th edition of the ICAIC Young Film Festival will take place from next Tuesday April 3 to Sunday April 8 in El Vedado’s Charles Chaplin Movie Theater and in the subvenue of the Fresa y Chocolate Cinematographic Cultural Center. This event is the most representative of young Cuban film, and brings together artists from the island who don’t surpass the age of 35 years to present their projects in the categories of fiction, documentary and animation.

The Festival’s opening will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Charles Chaplin Movie Theater. Meanwhile, the inauguration will take place in the evening (8:30 p.m.) in the same place. Carlos Machado Quintela’ recent film Los lobos del este was chosen for the opening, while a selection of shorts will be screened in the evening together with a gala directed by Joseph Ros.

This year the event is presenting as part of its main Contest 29 works in its three categories: 14 in Fiction, 12 in Documentary and three in Animation. These were the works chosen from a total of 91 entries, and 28 filmmakers from nine of the country’s provinces will participate.

The Rolling Stones return to Havana

The documentary Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America, about The Rolling Stones’ successful tour of Latin America, will be presented this Sunday April 1 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the 23 y 12 Movie Theater. The presentation also features a photographic exhibition, open to the public in the mentioned theater’s gallery. The 15 photos on display were taken during the band’s performance in Havana, where they made history performing for a public of more than a million persons.

The film contains the group’s well-known pieces like “Sympathy for the Devil,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Honky Tonk Women” and “Paint It Black,” among others, filmed during their live performances. The Rolling Stones’ tour of Latin America began in Chile, on the first week of February 2016, continued to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and concluded in Cuba in late March of the same year. The tickets to see this documentary can be bought that day at the theater’s box office.

Four artists, one generation

Four Artists One Generation, is an exhibit made up by four individual art exhibitions being presented today at 6 p.m. in the Kendall Art Center (12063 SW 131 Ave, Miami 33186). The expos are the following: Full of Pollen by Maikel Domínguez, Pilgrim’s Axioms by Yourden Ricardo, American Rural Idylls by Miguel Saludes, and Echoes of Silence by Alvaro Labañino.

The exhibition examines the work of four young local artists who use a traditional means to surprisingly express themselves. In the era of the multimedia and conceptual art, the use of brushes and easel is a radical step, but when it is achieved with high aesthetic values it is reason for recognition.

In Villa Manuela

Todo lo sólido se desvanece en el aire is the title of Iván Perera’s expo which will be inaugurated next Thursday April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Villa Manuela Gallery (406 H Street, between 17 and 19, Vedado).

Divertimentos II

Personal exhibition by artist Pedro de Oráa today, Friday, at 7 p.m. in the Latin Art Core (1646 SW 8th Street, Miami).

Two Cubans in Berlin

The exhibition Primavera cubana en Berlín brings works by two young Cuban artists to Germany’s capital: Kelvin López and Ketty Rodríguez. The expo, recently inaugurated yesterday Thursday, will be in the Art Center Berlin Gallery (Georgenstrasse 44, 10117 Berlin) until April 15, 2018, every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Buena Fe Concerts

The Buena Fe duo will give three concerts together with PMM this weekend in the Karl Marx Theater (Friday and Saturday 9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.).

Foto: Roberto Ruiz.
Foto: Roberto Ruiz.

To stir up La Marca

Today Friday March 30, at 8:30 p.m., La Marca’s AMuletaMúsica space will feature Migue de la Rosa and Yaima Orozco in concert. On this occasion, the Villa Clara duet will be presenting pieces that form part of their album Para revolver. La Marca is closing with an acoustic prop the cycle of activities for the celebration of its 3rd anniversary, which under the title “Respeto Pá Los Mayores” venerates in the person of Julián González the tattoo artists who have preceded this studio’s artists of the legendary body art. The concert is taking place on 108C Obrapía Street between Oficios and Mercaderes, Old Havana.

Two in Cubaocho

Concert by Picadillo band in Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center (1465 SW 8th Street, Suite 106, Miami 33135), today, Friday the 30th, starting at 10 p.m.

And tomorrow Saturday, at the same place, the same time, Osamu and his Band will make a trip through the big hits of pop and rock music and other genres that have marked our time. Don’t miss it.

Gretell in Pazillo

Today, at 10 p.m., in the Pazillo Bar Restaurant (5ta Street between 4 and 6, Vedado), Live Music night with singer Gretell Barreiro. Dial + 53 53349570 to book your table.

Ochoaliness in Miami

Kelvis Ochoa will perform tomorrow, Saturday 31, at 9 p.m., in Miami’s Flamingo Theatre Bar. To book tickets click here.

Funky and Cimarrón

Cimafunk is getting to the Bertolt Brecht (13th Street, between I and J, Vedado), tomorrow Saturday 31 starting 11 p.m. Music and movement for all female Cimafunkers!

Erik Alejandro, Cimafunk

New World music

New World in the Corner Café (1st Street, corner of B, Vedado) next Thursday April 5, starting at 10 p.m.

New World is a project that attracts all the Havana alternative showbiz followers’ attention. The music mixes rap, rock, funk, reggae and electronic sounds to reflect Cuba’s cultural miscegenation, as a symbol of a new generation; the lyrics describe daily life and the hopes of the Cuban people, coming to life with the wealth of the art made in the country.

Concert in the Plaza de Armas

Open-air concert by the National Concert Band under the direction of maestro Igor Corcuera, today Friday in the Plaza de Armas, Old Havana, at 4 p.m.

Let’s go to the FAC


9:30 p.m.: Contact Improvisation Jam. Directed by Aymara Villa. Theater (Section 3).

9:30 p.m.: DJ Producer session: Iván Lejardi. Santiago Feliú Hall (Nave 1).

11:00 p.m.: Concert by Yissy & Bandancha. Concert Hall (Section 4).

12:00 a.m.: Jam Abierta with Miguel de Armas Jr and Camino de Santiago. Santiago Feliú Hall (Section 1).


9:00 p.m.: Collection: “Del punto a la pasarela”. Theater (Section 3). Designs by Viktor Bikiny. This fashion show will have live music.

9:30 p.m.: DJ Producer: Iván Lejardi. Santiago Feliú Hall (Section 1).

11:00 p. m.: Concert by Julio Rigal and Equilibrium. Concert Hall (Section 4).

12:00 a.m.: Rock and roll: Backspace. Santiago Feliú Hall (Section 1).

9:00 p. m.: Play: “Vaginas”. Theater (Section 3). The show is inspired on The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, and the artistic direction is by well-known actor and winner of the National Humor Prize Osvaldo Doimeadiós.

10:00 p.m.: Concert by Miguel de la Rosa and Punto de partida. Santiago Feliú Hall (Section 1).

11:00 p.m.: Concert by Miel con Limón. Concert Hall (Section 4).

11:30 p.m.: DJ Producer session: Iván Lejardi. Santiago Feliú Hall (Section 1).

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