Yanelys Nuñez’s Diary

A Visit to El Rincon, Cuba

December 19, 2014 | No Comments »

Much has been said and written about the massive pilgrimage that takes place on the eve of December 17. Believers in Saint Lazarus travel every year to the sanctuary, located approximately 17 kilometers from Havana, to ask for health and prosperity.

Havana Film Festival: Talking about Film Synopses

December 11, 2014 | No Comments »

If you take the synopses of certain films seriously, you can end up with an entirely false picture of these movies. This has happened to me on more than one occasion, and one’s sense of smell tends to improve with these experiences.

Collecting Cuban Art Catalogues

November 28, 2014 | No Comments »

As the second half of November draws to a close, I go over the exhibitions held over the previous two months by reviewing their catalogues. I am an avid collector of all these pamphlets, flyers, booklets, brochures and other documents.

Lazaro Saavedra Receives Cuba’s National Fine Arts Award

November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »

While heading to work on a bus, I saw an elderly gentleman reading a newspaper and, out of the corner of my eye, caught a glimpse of a note on the artist Lazaro Saavedra and an award he had won. I couldn’t help but smile at the thought.

A New Look for Cerro, Havana

November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment »

A project is currently underway on one of the blocks of Havana’s Cerro district. A group of artists are covering the facades of buildings located on Romay Street, between Monte and Zequeira streets, with their graffiti, paintings and sculptures.

A 3D Film Screening in Havana

October 13, 2014 | No Comments »

The 3D Film Screening was one of the highlights of the 6th Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibition held in Havana’s Center for the Development of Visual Arts from September 12 to 25 this year. Cuba’s popular, privately-operated 3D home theaters had been shut down less than a year ago.

Havana’s G Street and its “Magic Grass”

September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Some good friends of mine refer to the spot on Havana’s G avenue they habitually sit at “The Magic Grass.” It’s the only affordable and desirable place where an entire night can be spent with a guitar and a bottle of wine?

Chong Chon Gang, Cuba y Palestine

August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“As a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people, Cuban artist Luis Manuel Alcantara made a gift to this nation through that country’s embassy in Havana, consisting of a group of home-made weapons collected from different neighborhoods around Havana.”

Two Exhibitions To See in Old Havana

August 14, 2014 | No Comments »

Heading down to the Fototeca de Cuba to attend the opening of a photo exhibition, I ran into an acquaintance who told me of another exhibition that was opening on Old Havana at the same time, that of a Japanese illustrator named Seiichi Hayashi.

A Saturday Night of Unpredictable Turns

August 11, 2014 | No Comments »

A friend of mine who is fairly well informed about concerts, parties, exhibitions and other cultural activities around town (these being his last vacations before becoming a working man) told me David D’OMNI would be holding a concert in Guanabacoa.