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Workers torrent for Unity and Socialism

Havana, Cuba. -  The rain could not stop Havana citizens from celebrating in compact torrent the International Workers’ Day. Presidents Raul Castro and Nicolas Maduro watched from the rostrum as the human flood paraded with banners advocating Unity and Socialism. Raúl Castro y Nicolás Maduro. The same happened from west to east and from north to south throughout the Cuban archipelago. Millions... 

Buenos Aires waits for Silvio Rodríguez

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will play next May 27 and 28 in Buenos Aires “Luna Park” Stadium.  He will launch there his latest phonogram titled “Amorios” (Love Affairs), after almost three years away from Argentinean stages. He will be accompanied by Niurka Gonzalez, Oliver Valdes, Trio Trovarroco and the Cuban jazz quartet invited by the author of anthological... 

Pavlova and Lecuona united by the Butterfly Waltz

Havana, Cuba. – A picture of legendary dancer Anna Pavlova, autographed for famous Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, is displayed in an exhibition dedicated to the famous Russian artist in Havana Dance Museum. Anna Pavlova célebre bailarina rusa Pedro Simon, director of the prestigious institution, told Radio Cadena Habana, “Pavlova and Lecuona met here in Cuba and were fascinated with each other.... 

Cuban music requires troubadour Liuba Maria Hevia

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban singer/songwriter Liuba Maria Hevia told Radio Cadena Habana, “I’m about to finish mixing a new record.” She explained that the phonogram is titled “Hay quien precisa”, as Silvio Rodriguez’s song goes, and it’s a project that contains a double album next to Venezuelan folklorist Cecilia Todd. Liuba María Hevia. She will sing themes that Cecilia... 

Loyola: A violinist in Playa Giron epic battle

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban violinist Jose Eulalio Loyola believes fighting in the epic battle of Bay of Pigs was his best concert ever.  The rattle of machine guns, the terrifying whistle of bombs and the echo of battle cry “Motherland or Death” are engraved forever in his life’s stave. José Loyola. Foto Yannia Pérez Rumayor “I was only 20 years old when I marched to the encounter with... 

Music and Latin American identity in Jose Marti’s view

Havana, Cuba. -  The appreciation of the ethno-cultural originality of people that live south of Rio Bravo stand out in Jose Marti’s aesthetic judgments. In this regard, his view of the “natural man “ of Our America is bound – enriched – to Simon Bolívar’s concept when he referred to “Southern Americans” and said “We are a human race.” José Martí, apóstol cubano. Foto tomada... 

Tania Castellanos lives forever in melodies and songs

Havana, Cuba. – When one talks about Feeling, the musical movement that renovated Cuban music in the 1950’s, one of its most outstanding creators comes to mind. Zoila Castellanos was known in show business and social struggles as Tania Castellanos. The composer was born in Havanan municipality of Regla, next to Havana Bay. She knew poverty and the hardships of the workers of that humble town,... 

Michel Herrera takes his chances with jazz

Havana, Cuba. -  Saxophone came to Cuba sometime between the late XIX century and early XX century, with the first American jazz-bands that played in our country. However, in the 1920‘s , there were Cuban jazz orchestras in almost every province and the first national saxophonists emerged with them. Michel Herrera, joven músico cubano. Foto tomada de Internet Two bands founded in the 1970’s ... 

Spanish Mark unites Cuban and Galician artists

Havana, Cuba. -  Cuban and Galician artists are hugging again in a high quality program, in the XXVI Spanish Mark Festival, held in Havana from April 12 to April 19. This time, the Festival is dedicated to the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia. Miriam Vila, organizer of the annual event, told Radio Cadena Habana: “The combination of music, dance, literature and plastic arts is certainly pleasing... 

Latin American Photographic Symposium in Guanabacoa

Havana, Cuba. – Guanabacoa’s Hispanic image is the subject matter of the IV Latin American Photographic Symposium, held from April 9 to 12 in that culturally important Havana town. Jornada de Fotografía Latinoamericana Jorge Garcia-Alonso, chairman of the event, told Radio Cadena Habana that the event’s main goal is to attract and guide the work of young Cuban talents, living in the country...