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).
“My mother has been a very important person in my life because I grew up watching ballerinas and going to ballet performances. Even though I never step onto the stage, I also have this art form in my blood,” claims the young composer and pianist Pepe Gavilondo.
US rocker Jon Bon Jovi is visiting Cuba, adding to the list of celebrities wanting to get to know the island after the thaw with the United States.
I first met Zule Guerra on one of my random trips to Havana’s Fabrica de Arte Cubano. The first thing that went through my mind whilst I was listening to her music was that I wanted to interview her.
Young pianists will display their bravura on the stages set up for the 4th Young Pianists Festival, which will take place in Havana from June 2-26, under the artistic direction of Salomon Gadles Mikowsky.(14 fotos)
The name “Failde Orchestra” is just beginning to be heard regularly on the Cuban music scene. Founded in April, 2012 by the young flutist Ethiel Failde, the great-great-grandson of Miguel Failde, the musician who, two decades ago, got everyone in Matanzas dancing to his danzón called Las Alturas de Simpson.
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.
A new music initiative has been born on the island. It has the magic of an aged rum or a robust cigar. Gathered under the direction of young double-bass player Pedro Pablo Gutierrez, renowned musicians with solid careers in such bands as Buena Vista Social Club and Afrocuba All Star have brought their creative efforts together.
Paquito D’Rivera and Chucho Valdes got together at the White House with President Barack Obama, to perform the jazz that has turned them into legends around the world. International Jazz Day was also an opportunity to reaffirm the friendship of two renowned Cubans who have had misunderstandings and conflicts since 1981
Cuban folk music and international electronics meet in Santiago de Cuba for a three-day event at the Teatro Heredia on May 4-6. The concerts and a theoretical program are organized by Manana, a British/Cuban nonprofit organization, and local Santiago institutions including the Cuban Music Institute.