Cuba Culture News

Calle 13 and Buena Fe Celebrate Anniversary of Caracas
Wed, 2010-07-28 22:40
Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 and Cuban group Buena Fe will join their voices next Saturday to celebrate the 443rd founding anniversary of this city, during a concert at a central square of the capital.

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Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, Legendary Cuban Son Septet to U.S. Tour
Sun, 2010-07-25 22:43
Back by popular demand: Cuba’s legendary Septeto Nacional to embark on second US tour in September 2010 Tour promotes September Album of Sin Rumba, No hay Son from Harmonia Mundi, World Village Records New York, NY.

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Artists See an Increase in U.S.-Cuba Cultural Exchanges
Sun, 2010-07-25 01:20
HAVANA — The venue is undistinguished: a cramped theater tucked beneath a downtown apartment block. Tickets cost just five Cuban pesos, or 23 cents. The set, for want of wood, is a beautiful creation of string.

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New film by Remi Bezancon with scene shot in Havana
Fri, 2010-07-23 23:03
Bezancon, a graduate from ESRA (Higher School of Audiovisual Production) in Paris, has directed two films: Ma vie en l\’air (2005) (My life in the air) and ‘Le premier jour du reste de ta vie’ (2008) (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life), and he will direct ‘Zarafa’ this year.

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Cuban Short Competes in Brazilian Festival
Thu, 2010-07-22 22:50
The animated film “Veinte Años” (Twenty Years) by Barbaro Joel Ortiz is competing in Brazil’s Anima Mundi International Festival, together with 100 productions from all five continents.

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Experience the Sounds of Cuba at Oakland’s City Center Plaza
Wed, 2010-07-21 15:07
July’s third Summer Sounds concert will feature the Cuban rhythms of a well-renowned artist who’s a native of the country.

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Hemingway in Cuba
Sat, 2010-07-17 22:52
This July 21st, Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) would have been 111 years old, characterized by incredible dynamics and adventures that are almost a legend.

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Carmen Ballet in polemic version
Sat, 2010-07-17 00:07
Polemic and audacious has been the premiere of the Camagüey Endedans Contemporary Ballet, which transforms the famous piece “Carmen” into a scenario of current debate of the sexual preferences.

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Paulito FG on national tour “Sin Etiqueta”
Wed, 2010-07-14 22:51
Pablo Fernández Gallo (Paulito FG) confirmed that he will start a national tour on July 15th to raise funds for art education and promote his new album “Sin Etiqueta”.

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The Afro-Cuban jazz of Chucho Valdés leaves a mark in Madrid
Mon, 2010-07-12 23:04
The pianist Cuban Chucho Valdés offered a great recital at the Sabatini Gardens in Madrid and took advantage to show his last work Chucho´s Steps together with the Afrocuban Messengers, the new band of the Cuban maestro who with his 68 years old managed to receive the applause and the smile of the public.

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Ernesto Blanco Conquers Kilometer Zero
Sun, 2010-07-11 22:59
There isn’t greater joy for a writer or artist than seeing his first work published. That satisfaction lives these days in the instrumentalist, arranger, and composer Ernesto Blanco, one of the youngest figures in the Cuban pop music panorama.

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‘La Visita de la Vieja Dama’ at the Goodman: First time in U.S., a story about a homecoming — maybe to Cuba
Fri, 2010-07-09 23:16
The first United States performance, en masse, by the leading theater company in Cuba took place at the Goodman Theatre on Thursday night.

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Chinese Folkloric Musical Group Performed in Havana
Wed, 2010-07-07 22:56
The Folkloric Music Group of the Traditional Orchestra of Aihua de Shenzhen made a masterly performance at the Covarrubias hall of Havana´s National Theater.

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Chicago in Havana: Razzle Dazzle
Sun, 2010-07-04 23:19
Chicago in Havana: Razzle Dazzle. Mefisto Teatro comes back to call those faithful to music theater with the announcement of its coming premiere.

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Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Pays Due Tribute to Schumann
Sat, 2010-07-03 22:37
After honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Chopin, Cuban pianist Frank Fernández pays tribute to German composer Robert Schumann, whose 200th birth anniversary is also in 2010 but the celebration has not been duly remembered.

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Silver Sculptures by Cuban Artists Available Online
Wed, 2010-06-30 22:41
Pauyet works of art by a local group of silversmiths named Pauyet, from the province of Ciego de Avila, were available as of last week in a virtual gallery at www.pauyet.com. Pauyet´s artists turn flatware (forks, spoons and knives) into authentic works of art.

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Brilliant performance by Carlos Acosta in Japan
Sat, 2010-06-26 22:34
Monica Mason, director of the Royal Ballet said it is a pride of her company to have the presence of Carlos Acosta, the Cuban dancer, who was presented yesterday at the Tokyo Bunka Kankan Great Theater of Japan.

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Teatro Buendia with Goodman Production
Fri, 2010-06-25 23:30
I was interviewing a Cuban director named Flora Lauten, and a writer named Raquel Carrio, over the telephone.

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Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club to miss U.S. show
Thu, 2010-06-24 23:52
HAVANA (Reuters) – The first of three U.S. concerts scheduled by Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club has been canceled because of a delay in getting U.S. visas, their U.S. lawyer said on Thursday.

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French Filmmaker to Film in Havana
Wed, 2010-06-23 23:12
Remy Bezancon, director of film “El primer dia del resto de tu vida” (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life), which participates at the 13th French Film Festival in Cuba, affirmed he’d film part of his next film in Havana.

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