A Cuban’s Tattoos

July 22, 2016 | 4 comments

Some people prefer to hang up paintings on their walls and others like to see them on their skin, and they’re carrying real art about on them. That’s what attracted me to getting a tattoo in the first place, and then to become a professional tattoo artist. (10 photos)

The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra in Havana
In Cuba, Art is not a Sidedish or an Appetizer

July 20, 2016 | No Comments »

Interview with Oakland Symphonic Youth Orchestra’s principal conductor Omid Zoufonoun, at the close of a ten-day tour in Cuba with performances in Santa Clara, Cienfuegos and Havana.

The El Brujo Mendez hill.
Maria de los Angeles Still Has Hope

July 17, 2016 | 3 comments

The hilltop community of El Brujo Mendez finally has electricity. Maria de los Angeles Dominguez, 54 years old, was born in this beautiful place in the Rosario Sierra, Artemisa, and has never given up. (9 photos)

La Vieja Escuela y los fans
La Vieja Escuela: From Doing Covers to Recording their First Album

July 15, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban rock band, La Vieja Escuela (The old school), which according to Roberto, Anima Mundi’s lead guitarist, has a clean, balanced sound, like you were listening to a well-made CD.

Photo: Fresa y Chocolate was a masterpiece of Cuban film and the film that threw Perugorria into the spotlight. Photo: Raquel Perez Diaz
A Cuban in the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

July 6, 2016 | 3 comments

When we arrived at Jorge Perugorria’s house, on the outskirts of Havana, we didn’t find ourselves in front of a snazzy member of the US’ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but before “Pichi” a warm and simple man.

A Cuban Cellist with a Great Future

July 5, 2016 | 4 comments

Cesar Diario Rodriguez has strong convictions about his responsibility as an artist to make decent music, and with his talent, he’s on the road to a having a very successful career. “I’m 20 years old, although I began studying the cello at beginner’s level when I was eight and I’ve never stopped my studies.”

HOPE by Georgina de la Cruz
Little Known Cuban Artist Georgina de la Cruz

June 30, 2016 | 7 comments

There are a lot of unknown artists here in Havana. Stands at commercial fairs aren’t filled with their paintings, and they aren’t seen at its many art galleries which wait patiently for buyers to come every day.

Tony 1
Humanist Photography through Tony’s Lens

June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Antonio Hernandez “Tony” is a photographer and a designer. He was a wine steward before that until he was able to consolidate himself as a photographer and has already taken over important art spaces.

Carlos F. Laura Dogu
Expulsions from Nicaragua: “Negative impact on bilateral relations” with USA

June 25, 2016 | No Comments »

The government of Barack Obama presented a formal protest to Francisco Campbell, Nicaraguan ambassador in the United States, expressing its “strong displeasure” for the recent expulsion of three United States officials. The action was deemed “unwarranted and inconsistent with the positive and constructive agenda that we seek to maintain with Nicaragua.”

Ambassador Laura Dogu in her interview with Confidencial.  Photo: Carlos Herrera/Confidencial
Nicaragua: Elections and the Business Climate

June 22, 2016 | 1 Comment »

US ambassador Laura Dogu has a thermometer to measure the business climate in the country: queries made to her by foreign investors. Although she notes that regarding political issues and particularly the November 6 elections, “They need not talk to me, it’s enough to listen to the voices of Nicaragua.”