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Mandela, you are human rights

Havana, Cuba. – It’s not easy to find a human being that embodies enough virtues to be truly worth of the concept of revolutionary. In the case of Nelson Mandela, he became the most accomplished embodiment of human rights in the struggle for justice in his beloved South Africa and everywhere else. Mientras la lucha continue, Nelson Mandela no morirá. Foto tomada de Internet It is impressive to... 

Filin is sung with the heart

Havana, Cuba. – Filin is a way to sing, or rather to say a song with feeling. It is the result of revitalization within Cuban music and maintains a close bond to our traditional Trova. Filin emerged in Cuban singing around the 40’s of last century. It was yet another renewal of national singing, forged in rich syncretism and our complex cross-cultural changes. Jose Antonio Méndez. Foto tomada... 

Barbados, a crime that could not kill the dreams

“When our dreams come true, we understand the richness of our imagination and the poverty of reality.” Ninon de Lenclos Havana, Cuba. – I was just nine years old when the news of the sabotage to the Cuban airliner off Barbados shook all Cuba. My father was having lunch at home, like every noon. He always read the newspaper while waiting for lunch to be served. I remember accurately that he... 

Rosita Fornes, diva for over seven decades

Havana, Cuba. – Rosita Fornes just celebrated 73 years of the beginning of her artistic career, when she won The Supreme Court of Art contest, in the former CMQ radio station, of this capital. Rosita Fornés en el programa Con dos que se quieran. 2011. Foto: Cubadebate Cuban greatest vedette gave an exclusive to AIN, where she recalls that she competed with the milonga “Juan Simon’s...