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Writer and poet Jose Fornaris, author of “La Bayamesa”

Havana, Cuba. – Jose Fornaris y Luque, writer, poet and patrician, was born in Bayamo on March 18 1827. He had a great impact in the literary creation of his time and wrote what’s regarded as the first song of Cuban Trova: “La Bayamesa.” José Fornaris, escritor y poeta autor de La Bayamesa. Foto tomada de Internet He moved to Santiago de Cuba to take secondary studies at the “San Basilio... 

Homeland and art: imperatively bound

Havana, Cuba. – The fact that great personalities of Cuban music have always taken a committed and revolutionary stance towards the foremost interests of their homeland is absolutely undisputable. Such assertion compels me to list a few characters whose art and unwavering stance in our independence wars brought greater glory to Cuban culture, with music, but also with honor. Pedro Figueredo Cisneros... 

Anuncia concierto la Schola Cantorum Coralina

Schola Cantorum Coralina. La Schola Cantorum Coralina, dirigida por la maestra Alina Orraca, ofrecerá un concierto de Música Sacra a las 16.00 horas de este 4 de Septiembre, en la Basílica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asís, en ocasión de celebrarse el aniversario 400 de la aparición de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. El programa incluye también una conferencia de Monseñor Carlos... 

El 26 de Julio en la literatura

La prosa y el verso revolucionario se hermanan para perpetuar en la memoria colectiva uno de los acontecimientos más transcendentales de nuestra historia patria: El asalto a los cuarteles Guillermón Moncada y Carlos Manuel de Céspedes el 26 de julio de 1953. “Ya estamos en combate para defender la idea de todos los que han muerto para arrojar a los malos del histórico templo por el heroico... 

The lyrics and music that fascinate and move all Cubans

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban culture has always been linked to the defense of the country, its identity and the safeguard of the territory. The same happens in other nations, but it has a special feeling in ours. Back in the XIX century, the mambises (soldiers of the Independence Army) set the poetry that advocated our nationality to music. Such was the case of Jose Maria Heredia’s poems. This multiplied...