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Jojazz Contest Begins in Havana, Cuba

This event is the best opportunity for young generations of musicians to show their performance and song writing skills The Young Jazz Band, directed by maestro Joaquin Betancourt, is the main star of the opening gala of the 20th edition of the Young Jazz Musicians Competition (Jojazz), to be held until November 19. Young musicians […] Continue reading

Cuba Attends 5th Cartel Event in Bolivia

The Caribbean nation will be represented by Gisselle Monzón, one of the most active exponents of Cuba’s new generation of designers Cuba will be among the Latin American countries attending the V Biennial of the Bolivian Cartel (BICeBé) to be held in Bolivia from November 20 to 25. The Caribbean nation will be represented by […] Continue reading

Haitian Film Competes for the Oscar

The production portraits a post-earthquake nation that cries its more than 220.000 dead, but rises from the rubble The incipient Haitian film industry began to emerge, after the announcement today of the first entry of this Caribbean nation to the Oscars, with the film ”Ayiti Mon Amour”, by director Guetty Felin. The production exposes the […] Continue reading

Mexicans Hold Day of the Dead Celebration

Mexicans are celebrating today and tomorrow the Day of the Dead, one of the oldest and most representative traditions in this country The festivity has a pre-Hispanic origin, when the current borders did not exist, so neighboring peoples joined the celebrations consisting of popular parties with altars, favorite food for the dead and the living, […] Continue reading

October 20 Marks Cuban Culture Day

On August 22, 1980, the executive committee of Cuba’s Council of Ministers approved Decree no. 74 to establish October 20 as Cuban Culture Day October offers two important anniversaries in the history of Cuba, the beginning of the country’s wars of independence and national Cuban Culture Day. History is very profound and rich, but in […] Continue reading

Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba

The Paraguayan artist announced a concert in solidarity with the Cuban people affected by the path of Hurricane Irma in September Paraguayan artist Ricardo Flecha will sing to the Caribbean island of Cuba in a concert called ”Ricardo Flecha Sings to Cuba” in solidarity with Cuba and its inhabitants affected by the path of Hurricane […] Continue reading

Cuban Culture Festival  

From October 17th to 20th, Bayamo will celebrate the 23rd Cuban Festival…  By Rubén Ricardo Infante  The Cuban Culture Festival is a necessary event for the Cuban intellectual thinking, the defense of identity and study for the significance of the national sentiment in the framework on the occasion of October 20th considered the Cuban Culture’s […]

La entrada Cuban Culture Festival   aparece primero en Radio Metropolitana.

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Taj Mahal No Longer a Tourist Spot?

Built under Emperor Shah Jahan’s orders in honor of his favorite wife, Taj Mahal is the most visited tourist site in India The government of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has removed the famed Taj Mahal from its list of tourist sites, a subject that today causes an intense debate in the territory. […] Continue reading

Raúl Torres and Pancho Amat Perform in Sancti Spiritus

Renowned Cuba artists were welcomed in Yaguajay, the región most affected by Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus Convinced that art can also contribute to raise the human spirit, even in the most difficult times, performers and bands, such as Son del Nene joined the group, as well as singer-songwriters Adrián Berazaín and Mauricio Figueiral, magician […] Continue reading

Cuba Hosts Mexican Song Contest

The contest is carried out in Havana with the support of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Dozens of young Cubans are competing today in Havana in the 21st Mexican Song Contest, with works from icons of that kind of music, such as Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Tomas Mendez. The Plaza de […] Continue reading

Donald Sutherland to be Awarded Honorary Oscar

Belgian director Agnes Varda, writer-director Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman will also be honored The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. Academy […] Continue reading

Fan Collection to Congratulate the Colonial Art Museum

The Museum of Colonial Art of Sancti Spiritus is celebrating its birthday. The House of One Hundred Doors, as it is also known, will reach half a century of existence next October The exhibition Un todo perfecto and the painting Musa No. V stand out among the homages dedicated to the important cultural institution. The […] Continue reading

2017 Hip Hop Event Starts in Cuba

The event includes until August 27 workshops, lectures, exhibitions and concerts in Havana With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is begining today, in which artists from six countries will participate. The event includes until August 27 workshops, lectures, exhibitions and concerts in […] Continue reading

Cuban Gente de Zona Starts US Tour

The Cuban duo Gente de Zona will offer a concert today at the Hollywood Bowl with which it kicks off their first U.S. tour During the journey, the group made up of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom will promote their most recent album Visualízate including hits such as, ‘La gozadera’, ‘Bailando’, ‘Traidora’ and ‘Más macarena’. […] Continue reading

Cuba: Tourists Interested in Sculptures of Ernest Hemingway

Two sculptures of the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway have a particular impact on tourists who visit Cuba from all over the world The first one is a bust is in the coastal town of Cojimar, east of the capital, after crossing the tunnel under the bay, where the author was very close to local humble […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Holds Carnival Celebrations

The residents of Sancti Spiritus are already celebrating their carnival. This festivity, best known in this central territory of the country as Santiago Espirituano, takes place basically in the areas of Los Olivos Recreation-Cultural Complex. This year the popular party features four comparsas, six floats, as well as disguise competitions and the performance of several […] Continue reading

US Plastic Artist Exhibits in Cuba

Ben Jones lives in New Jersey and participated years ago in three collective shows in Havana and shared presentations with local musicians US plastic artist Ben Jones expressed his dissatisfaction with the stance of US President Donald Trump, opposed to enhance relations between his country and Cuba, where he’s presenting a personal exhibition. Most US […] Continue reading

Cadillac One Rocks Sancti Spiritus

The House of the Guayabera of Sancti Spiritus, one of the most recognized cultural centers of this ancient Cuban city, receives every Thursday night the musicians of the rock band Cadillac One The five members of the group, led by Miguel Valdivia, came together in November 2015, and since then have delighted local residents with […] Continue reading

Casa de la Guayabera is Already in Summer Season

Sancti Spiritus’s Casa de la Guayabera, one of the most visited and attractive cultural institutions of this central Cuban province, started the summer activities with a broad program of events that includes five summer courses and the second Technology Fair La Guayabera 5.0. Since Monday, this facility opened the courses which are aimed at showing […] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Concerts by Danny Rivera

The concerts of the Puerto Rican singer are schedulled for August in the Cuban provinces of Artemisa and Pinar del Rio   Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. A communique […] Continue reading

37th Caribbean Festival Begins in Santiago de Cuba

The Caribbean Festival is dedicated this year to the island of Bonaire, a small nation with a rich and unique culture The 37th Caribbean Festival began on Monday in Santiago de Cuba with the participation of 700 representatives from over 20 countries. This year the festival is dedicated to the island of Bonaire. During the […] Continue reading

Spain Donates Facsimile of José Martí’s Academic record to Cuba

The document was donated to the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC) by the general by the general subdirectorate of the State Archives of Spain The facsimile of the academic record of the National Hero, José Martí, was donated this Monday to the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), by the […] Continue reading

Spanish Director Announces Film about Carlos Acosta

Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC) will participate in the stage of production Spanish director Iciar Bollain confirmed in Havana she will direct a movie inspired on the life of famous Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta and shooting will begin in autumn this year in […] Continue reading

Chucho Valdes to Attend Getxo Jazz Festival

The renowned Cuban musician is scheduled to perform  on June 2nd, during the closing day of the festival The 41st Getxo International Jazz Festival, which starts on June 28th in that city of the Basque Country, completed the participants list with the presence of Polish saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. The event, […] Continue reading

Nelson Domínguez Exhibition Congratulates Casa de la Guayabera (+ photos)

The inauguration of Collages recientes, an exhibition by plastic artist Nelson Domínguez, turned out to be the best homage to the fifth anniversary of the Casa de la Guayabera of Sancti Spíritus. The renowned Cuban artist, winner of the National Prize of Plastic Arts in 2009, presents on this ocassion a 25-pieces exhibit made with […] Continue reading

La Trinidad Theater Group Travels Back in Time

A trip to the past of local history was the theme chosen by Grupo Teatro La Trinidad (La Trinidad Theater Group) for its presentation in Sancti Spiritus, on the occasion of the 503 anniversary of the village. Photos: Oscar Alfonso Sosa Continue reading