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Wilma Alba Cal and the original music of documentary film “Our Haydee”

Havana, Cuba. –  The demanding challenge of making music in tribute to a heroine can only be handled with talent and sensibility.  Hence, young Cuban musician Wilma Alba Cal was chosen to write the original music for documentary film “Our Haydee”, whose premiere just took place in “Casa de las Americas.” Wilma Alba Cal, compositora cubana. Foto tomada de Juventud Rebelde. The young... 

Preliminary glance at 2015 Havana Biennial

Havana, Cuba. – The XII Havana Biennial is scheduled from May 22 to June of this year. “Between idea and experience” is the subject matter that guides the curatorial project of an event that keeps betting on artistic processes. The latter are usually heedless of the market and inserted in urban spaces, intertwined with the day-to-day reality of Havana, a city that has gladly allowed... 
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Everything ready for “Havana 2015 International Danzon Festival”

Havana, Cuba. – “Havana 2015 International Danzon Festival” is scheduled for next June 24-28 in Cuban capital city.  This year its subject matter year will be “Bolero in Danzon.” In that context, tribute will be paid to stars of Cuban music, such as Ernesto Lecuona, Rita Montaner, Gonzalo Roig, Maria Teresa Vera, Manuel Corona, Rosendo Ruiz, Pedro Junco, Adolfo Guzman and Tania... 

Thank you for the music

Havana, Cuba. –  Maestro Adolfo Guzman and composer Tania Castellanos’ songs will be heard in “Thank you for the music” Gala, scheduled for May 13. The 95th birthday of both Cuban creators will be marked in Havanan Theater “Lazaro Peña.” Adolfo Guzmán, destacado pianista, compositor y director de orquesta cubano The commemoration will feature singers Argelia Fragoso, Gina Leon, Vania... 

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...