Photos: Raudel del Llano Entering the Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás, Cuba’s largest cave system, is a unique, unforgettable experience. With 46 km of galleries, it features all of the elements that are part of Cuba’s natural scenery, as well as special highlights of its natural and social history.
I arrive after a long walk and the building’s stairs promise a long way up. And it is. As I climb, I am accompanied by excellent drawings, painted on the walls. I ask for Papito and I am shown in. Even though I have come unannounced, he will grant me a few minutes of his time. I wait on a sofa, watching him go from one customer to another, cutting hair, combing. This is a hair salon different from any other I’ve ever seen, full of artwork and antiques rescued from oblivion.
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Photos: Alain L. Gutiérrez In a hypothetical Cuban cultural calendar, the month of May brings the Cubadisco International Fair, the most important music recording event in our country. This year, this national music production event is dedicated to the guitar, and its slogan is “The island of a thousand strings.” The expression comes from a composition by the maestro Leo Brouwer, a musician celebrated by critics worldwide as one of the greatest classical guitarists and composers of the late 20th century.
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One of the most attractive events in Havana is the International Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes, and its 17th edition was held from April 18 to 22. Created and organized by Isabel Bustos, director of the Danza Teatro Retazos dance company, it is a real fiesta, not only for those who are intentionally participating in it, but also for any passerby in Havana who comes across these artists as they take to the streets to perform.
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I really don’t know the history behind the tradition of getting wet in the first May rainstorm, or if it’s exclusively Cuban, but it is something that I have anticipated eagerly since I was a child.
«People say that he’s crazy, but he is stepped walked in front of a bus. I would like to be a manager and have on my team nine madmen like Victor Mesa.»(Conrado Marrero, the Premier of Cuban baseball) When you talk about great figures of Cuban baseball there are many names that stand out, but without a doubt Victor Mesa Martínez deserves a prominent place, as one of the most explosive and talented players who have competed on the playing fields of Cuba and the world.
Photo: Alain L. Gutiérrez The culture of a people suggests the majority of the times, its artistic sensitivity, its way of speaking and writing a language, its ancestral customs, its beliefs, myths, even its sports abilities, but never in its Law. But the legal system that the States establish to organize the society and daily life are also the creation of regular, common people and reflect their values of good and evil, just and unjust, ethical or contrary to morals.