Paquito D’Rivera and Chucho Valdes Together at the White House (Video)

May 3, 2016 | 1 Comment »

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

Innovative Music Event in Santiago de Cuba on May 4-6

May 2, 2016 | No Comments »

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.

My Rolling Stones Concert in Havana

April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment »

I decided to get a plane ticket to Havana whichever way I could the same I day the Rolling Stones concert was confirmed on the news. Incredibly, I had the ticket two days later. I was worried my visit would coincide with Obama’s arrival on the island. Luckily, I arrived a day later. (26 photos)

Cuban Trombonist Eudardo Sandoval’s New Album

April 1, 2016 | No Comments »

Young Cuban trombone player Eduardo Sandoval is launching a new album, produced by Cuba’s EGREM label. “I am more of a performer than an accompanying instrumentalist,” he told HT in his interview.

What Bob Marley Can Teach Us about Donald Trump

March 31, 2016 | No Comments »

If Bob Marley was alive today he would denounce – using the strongest, most acerbic terms – the leading Republican candidate for President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. A small sampling of Marley’s discography and musical mainstays evidence the disdain the reggae star would have held for the billionaire mogul.

Cuba’s Number One Arranger

March 30, 2016 | No Comments »

Demetrio Muñiz is a Cuban musician with an extensive career behind him. He has worked as an arranger in many of Cuba’s most renowned music projects and albums. “Everything can be Cubanized,” he tells Havana Times.

Stones Bid Farewell to Cuba after Landmark Mega-Concert

March 26, 2016 | 2 comments

The Rolling Stones performed for the first time in Havana, Cuba on Friday night before hundreds of thousands of fans. The gig with the veteran performers of the legendary rock band added to the accelerated opening of the country to the outside world.

The Rolling Stones Perform Tonight in Havana

March 25, 2016 | 4 comments

The Rolling Stones hold their first concert ever in Cuba tonight at the Havana Sports City grounds. The outdoor event is set for 8:30 p.m. and is free.

Rolling Stones Post Video to Cubans on Friday’s Havana Concert

March 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The legendary British band “The Rolling Stones” just posted a video message of greeting to Cuba, two days before their historic free concert will this Friday in Havana, reported dpa news.

The Wave 269: A Work of Love

March 18, 2016 | No Comments »

A Cuban singer and musician arrives in the Arab Emirates to discover her true home. Hakely Nakao launches her first album in another distant land, Turkey, where she now resides.