Cuban Pianist Harold López-Nussa Performs in Tokyo

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The renowned Cuban jazz musician Harold López-Nussa played with his trio on July 18 to 20 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, said sources at the Cuban embassy in the Japanese capital.

Isaac Delgado Stays in Cuba

July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Popular Cuban salsa singer Issac Delgado, known as “El Chevere de la Salsa”, decided to return to his native land permanently and is discreetly seeking to get back into the national music scene.

Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club Begins Farewell Tour

June 17, 2014 | 3 comments

The legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club will begin its long farewell tour on June 25 in Europe with a concert in Prague. The tour will take the group to several countries including Spain, the United States and in South America.

Q-band Soho: Middle Eastern Dance and Music in Cuba

June 14, 2014 | No Comments »

“This may be the right time to organize an Arab Culture Festival in Cuba,” says Gretel Llabre, dancer, choreographer and director of the dance company Q-band Soho in her interview for Havana Times.

Danay Bautista: Cuban Jazz in Spain

June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Singer Danay Bautista’s Cuban jazz has succeeded in Spain and she has just finished recording her first album (Live) there. “There is much to be learned in a different country,” she tells us during her interview with Havana Times.

Spring Surprises in the Cuban town of Aguacate

June 6, 2014 | No Comments »

“Have you noticed how pretty Aguacate is?” a friend asked me after inviting me to pay the town a visit for the first time. He showed me the main square, the church and cinema, enthusiastically. (21 photos)

Upcoming Art Festival Revives the Rural Cuban Town of Aguacate

May 15, 2014 | No Comments »

Yanna Centelles, spokesperson for the “Aguacate in Spring Art Festival 2014” organizing team, informs us about the upcoming historic event to take place in that town located 80 southeast of Havana. “We hope this event will live on in our community”.

Videodance in Cuba: A World to Explore

May 8, 2014 | No Comments »

Many believe it is a kind of experimental cinema that only a select audience could understand. Despite Cuba’s Videodance Festival, the majority of Cubans know nothing about this genre of dance music. Is it a filmed choreography? A film in which the characters tell the story while dancing, as in a musical?

Cuban Folk Singer Ruben Lester on Departing and Arriving

May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Though not one of the most promoted artists, Ruben Lester (Santiago de Cuba, 1977) has broken into Cuba’s folk music world with an interesting repertoire. His lyrics combine feelings and objective observations. They recreate humanity’s relationship with its surroundings – with the countryside, the land and animals.

Juan Formell and Remembering the Cuban Music of the 70s

May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We had parties in our house nearly every Saturday during the 70s. My brother Jesus and his friends were the ones who organized the noisy gatherings. A record-player, two enormous speakers and countless records were the starting point.