Music


Cuba’s Days Girls and their Big Dreams

May 26, 2017 | No Comments »

Twenty-year old twins Dayrelis and Daynelis Fabelo Nunez have been interested in the world of music ever since they were little girls and now they dabble in singing as well as modeling. In the Artemisa and Havana provinces, they have performed on different stages singing pop music, salsa, and boleros. Living outside of the capital hasn’t dampened their dreams.




Rocker Tanya Returns to the Cuban Music Scene

May 24, 2017 | No Comments »

Tanya has returned to the Cuban rock scene, this time more mature, with better music arrangements, irreverent lyrics, romantic ballads, after two decades of not living on the island. She was a solo artist in the ‘80s of Live Art, and then became a member of alternative rock band Monte de Espuma.




Ceshia Ubau and Her “Eyes of the Soul”

May 14, 2017 | No Comments »

Every time that Ceshia Ubau talks about music, her eyes widen and she grins from ear to ear. Her voice, her name and her curly hair are already well-known on the national music scene. At just 19 years old, she’s about to release her first album “Con los ojos del alma”, a collection of 15 songs that talk about national reality, gender violence and the search for identity.




Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona in Guanabacoa

April 29, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The entrance was by invitation and the amphitheater was full. Most of the people went to see the students of the Guanabacoa music school. They almost never appear in public and relatives longed for that moment. Few knew that two world renown musicians, Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona would be performing as well. (12 photos)




Havana in Orbit with Jazz

April 28, 2017 | 5 comments

Havana is the host city for the activities this week which accompany celebrations for International Jazz Day which will be commemorated on April 30th 2017. Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcon with his group and students kicked off the event on Wednesday. (10 photos)




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.




Medieval Music Returns to Havana

April 9, 2017 | No Comments »

Medieval music will once again fill some of Havana’s streets from April 24th to 27th. Concerts will be played by the Ensemble Vocal Luna, Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine and Lauda, the event’s host ensemble.




The Controversy Surrounding Danay Suarez at the 2017 Vina del Mar Festival

March 6, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The controversy surrounding Danay Suarez’s participation in the 2017 Vina del Mar International Song Festival, doesn’t stop. Here are things I consider deserve to be recognized in a positive and negative light.




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.




Bagpipes in Cuba: An Afternoon with a Different Sound

January 6, 2017 | No Comments »

Every Friday, on my way to the National Bus Station from my workplace, I usually wait for something to surprise me, as the journey is always monotonous and boring. Today I could hear a different sound from a distance, which my ear couldn’t make out: it was less powerful than a clarinet and sweeter.