Billboard: Music heals!

The first beats of the Havana World Music Fest (HWM) already sounded. In its 5th edition it has the best program and the most sophisticated production since its foundation, in 2014. It’s expected an attendance of 15 thousand people, which would be a record for this event. For three days the Metropolitan Park will be a huge stage for the fusion of diverse worldwide music styles. Until tomorrow you can get to the Almendares river to listen good music and dance as much as you want. You’ll see, everything will be healed after!

The hard core this week is Music, ‘cause there’s also the 91st Silvio’s Neighborhoods Tour and a lot of other thing you probably won’t miss. In Visual Arts, a recommendation in Fototeca de Cuba and some promising shows. In Dance, Rosario Cardenas returns to stages with her last work. In Literature, an afternoon dedicated to arts. In Comedy, plenty of laughing in one show. In Cinema, the invitation to enjoy under stars. In FAC, artists from the HWM and more.

Here it goes. You know, if you stop by the Almendares, see you around!


5th Edition of the Havana World Music Fest

The fifth edition of the Havana World Music Fest (HWM) will be going on ‘til Saturday in the Havana Metropolitan Park, and its main course will be the Orishas’sreturn to the Cuban stages! But there’s more…

Around twelve artists from different Geographies and cultures will perform. Among them, Marinah, ex-member of the mythic Catalan band Ojos de Brujo; the African origin duo Gato Preto; the Australian band Lolo Lovina, and others. Here you have the artists and the presentation days:

Here the full Program. Date and time so don’t miss anything.

Silvio in the neighborhoods

Today, at 7 pm, will take place the 91st concert of the Silvio Rodriguez’s neighborhoods tour. This time will happen in Avenida del Cielo St. and Santa Elena St. (San Francisco de Paula, San Miguel del Padron municipality). The guest artist will be Rodrigo Garcia and Ceda el Paso, and as usual Niurka Gonzalez (flute), Jorge Reyes (contra-bass), Oliver Valdes (drums and percussion), Jorge Aragon (piano) and Emilio Vega (vibraphone).

Silvio Rodríguez. Foto: Kaloian.
Silvio Rodríguez en la Gira por los barrios. Foto: Kaloian.

The viola and its musical creation in Cuba

The viola player Anolan Gonzalez invites to her concert tomorrow, at 4 pm, in Oratorio San Felipe Neri (Obrapia St. corner to Aguiar St., Old Havana). Gonzalez and the pianist Gabriel Chorens will interpret a selection of pieces written by contemporary Cuban composers from the XX and XXI century. The special guest will be the soprano Barbara Llanes.

Tr3s palabras in La Marca

After almost two years without live performances, the band Tr3s palabras comes back in short format as part of the activities of La Marca celebrating its third anniversary. The concert will take place today, at 8:30 pm, in the same studio (Obrapia St. 108C e/ Oficios and Mercaderes, Old Havana). As guests will be the singer Milada Milhet, guitar players Pedro Lezcano and Roberto Miranda, and in the choir Johanna Pola.

Ray in Pazillo

Super Saturday jam in Restaurant Bar Pazillo with Ray Fernandez. Tomorrow, at 9 pm. Bookings at +5353349570. Pazillo is in 5th St. btw 4 and 6, Vedado.

Foto: Perfil en Facebook del artista.
Foto: Perfil en Facebook del artista.

La Failde in Artemisa

Orchestra Miguel Failde in concert in Casa de la Musica, Artemisa. Sunday, at 5 pm.

Ethiel Failde. Foto: Claudio Pelaez Sordo.
Ethiel Failde. Foto: Claudio Pelaez Sordo.

Wind ensemble in Fine Arts

The wind ensemble Nueva Camerata invites to its concert tomorrow, at 3 pm, in the Universal Building of the Fine Arts Museum.s Artes.

Salidas de Emergencia

This is the title of Laura Dias Milan’s expo. Inauguration today, in Fototeca Nacional de Cuba, at 6 pm.

Abril es el mes más cruel

Today, at 5 pm, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura presents this personal expo by the artist Yornel Martinez.

Vanidades in Servando

Gallery Servando (23rd Ave., corner to 10, Vedado) invites to the personal expo Vaniades by the artist Mari Claudia Garcia. Inauguration will be today, at 8 pm.

Lonely Planet

New personal expo by Niels Reyes Cadalso. Inauguration tomorrow, at 7 pm, in Gallery Origenes (Prado St. and San Jose St., Great Theater of Havana).

Pogolotti in two expos

The Fine Arts National Museum invites today to the inauguration of two exhibitions dedicated to Marcelo Pogolotti, at 4 pm, in the Cuban Art Building.

Rosario Cardenas Company to stage

The super-production Afrodita, Oh Espejo! will be in the Great Theater of Havana on Marsh 23rd, 24th, 25th, in usual hours.

The play is a dance poem. It uses ten events to recreate through choreograph the mythic essence of the classic Greek pantheon gods as well as the African. Oshun, Adonis, Yemaya, Dionysus, Chango and Aphrodite, have madness passionate encounters and breakups.

Let’s go to FAC

Friday, March 23rd

8:30pm: Contact Improvisation Class, taught by Aymara Villa. Nave 3.

9:30pm: Dance: Project Marte present: “Resistencia”. Choreograph byJorge Ramirez. Nave 3.

9:30pm: Session DJ Producer: Ivan Lejardi. Nave 1.

11:00pm: The Chiken Brothers (Great Britain) in concert. Nave 4.

12:00am: Open Jazz Jam Ceda el paso. Nave 1.

Saturday, March 24th

9:00pm: Fashion: Collection “Patrimoio”. Designer Miko Gillaume. Nave 3.

9:30pm: Session DJ Producer: Ivan Lejardi. Nave 1.

11:00pm: Henry Cole & Villa Locura (Puerto Rico) in concert. Nave 4.

1:00am: Rock and Roll in FAC with La Vieja Escuela. Nave 1.

Sunday, March 25th

9:00pm: Play: Vaginas. Inspired in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Perform: Monste Duany, Yordanka Ariosa and Linnett Hernandez. Directed by the well-known actor Osvaldo Doimeadios. Vagina’s placers and aches, and another processes are some of the topics discussed by three women in a self- reflection tone. Nave 3.

10:00pm: Sonach in concert. Nave 1.

11:00pm: Histerisis in concert. Nave 4.

11:30pm: Session DJ Producer: Ivan Lejardi. Nave 1.

An afternoon for arts

Today, at 2 pm, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura invites to the Art Afternooon, a space for everyone. Check the program here:

2 pm – 4 pm: Philosophy worshop “Voyeur”. Debate about the creative process in arts and philosophy. Guests: Dra. Magaly Espinosa.

4 pm: Panel “The francophone literature in the Caribbean and its influence in Cuban literature since its consolidation between XIX and XX century until today”. Will participate Emilio Jorge Rodriguez and Ariel Camejo.

5 pm: Inauguration of the personal expo by Yornel Martinez “Abril es el mes mas cruel”.

6 pm: Presentation of the Exulten group of ancient music. Directed by the oboist Yunexy Arjona, they will present a program dedicated to the Italian XVII century baroque.

Everyone invited and imitated

Premier of the comedy show Estan todos imitados tomorrow, at 9 pm, and Sunday, at 5 pm, in the Karl Marx Theater. Will participate Osvaldo Doimeadios, Michel Penton and Ramon Mustelier. Special guest: Saed Mohamed. If you want a good laugh this is your chance.


Movies under stars

The event Movies Under the Stars will be one more time in the Norway Embassy in Havana, next March 27th and 28th, at 8 pm. As usual free entrance! Take a look to the program:

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