Boris Lurie in Havana

October 18, 2017 | No Comments »

Boris Lurie’s exhibition in Havana brings the NO ART movement to the temporary exhibit room at Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts. It includes nearly a hundreds of his works and will be on display until January 7, 2018. (21 photos)

Game Shows Take Over TV in Cuba

July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment »

For almost two decades, public participation shows on Cuban TV had practically disappeared. Or they weren’t visually attractive enough or they didn’t capture the viewing audience’s attention because of their reductionist content. Now they are back.

Now, the Other Side of Agitprop

May 30, 2017 | 2 comments

The young filmmaker Eliecer Jimenez shines a light on the different aspects and complexities of the current political landscape here in Cuba. The opposition, breakaway groups, leaders and their disagreements, in a precise editing sequence, where everything has its place.

Coming Soon to Cuba: International Jazz Day

April 17, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The celebration of International Jazz Day 2017 takes place this year in Cuba with a program that will run from April 24 to 30 and bring together in Havana great musicians from around the globe.

Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdes Together in Cuba on April 30th

April 9, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Katherine Muller-Marin, the Director of the Unesco Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently stated that the celebration of the 6th edition of International Jazz Day on April 30th, will be a unique opportunity for Cuba to show what we do here and the quality of our musicians.

Chucho Valdes wins Grammy for his Tribute to Irakere

February 14, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The award-winning Cuban pianist and composer Jesus “Chucho” Valdes was given a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album on Sunday with his album “Tribute to Irakere: Live In Marciac”, a tribute to the group he founded 44 years ago.

Placido Domingo Ready to Sing for Cuba

November 22, 2016 | 1 Comment »

With interest in the concert expected to far exceed seating capacity, the Ministry of Culture and the Performing Arts Council plan to locate several large screens outside the theater to project the concert live.

Cuba’s JoJazz 2016 On Its Way

November 7, 2016 | No Comments »

This year, the 19th edition of the JoJazz Young Cuban International Competition will take place in Havana from November 17-20. Here, musicians from 16 to 30 years old will be able to compete in two categories: composition and performance.

Five Day Cuban Trova (Folk) Revival

June 28, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The first Gathering of Trovadores in Havana will take place at El Sauce. An initiative created by singer-songwriter Frank Delgado it honors the memory of Noel Nicola (1946-2005) and Santiago Feliu (1962-2014).

Yoyo Ibarra’s Popular Cuban Music

May 11, 2016 | No Comments »

Following his dance music debut with the piece Olvidame (“Forget Me”), one of the songs played most regularly on Cuban radio and television in 2015, the young singer-songwriter Yoyo Ibarra formed his own band, made up of 13 recent music graduates.