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Cuba is capable of Hosting World Cocktail Championship, IBA President

Cuba is among the pioneering countries in the development of the art of mixing beverages and obtaining cocktails of superior quality José Dioni, president of the International Bartenders Association (IBA), said that Cuba has the capability of hosting the 2022 World Cocktail Championship. The top executive of the IBA presides over the working sessions of … Continue reading

Viengsay Valdes Represents Cuba at Tokyo Ballet Festival

Cuban National Ballet Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdes considered today an honor to represent her country at the 15th Tokyo Ballet Festival, which brings together world dance figures This festival began on July 27 and brings together artists from the best companies of the world. The aim is to provide a general description of the ballet … Continue reading

Cuba Announces Next International Ballet Festival

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) has confirmed that the 26th International Ballet Festival of Havana Alicia Alonso will be held from October 28 to November 6 Facing an incorrect disclosure of the date of such celebration when typing its name in the Google search engine, the organizing committee of the meeting issued a statement … Continue reading

Film on Carlos Acosta to Compete in San Sebastian Festival

The company Acosta Danza also participates in the film made on a script by Scottish Paul Laverty The film Yuli, inspired by the life of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta and directed by Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollaín, will compete at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Acosta Danza announced today. A statement from the company specifies … Continue reading

Jazz, Rumba, Urban Music at Josone Varadero Festival

Jazz, rumba and urban music mark today the beginning of the Josone Varadero Jazz & Salsa Festival, taking place at the famous Cuban resort until July 15 Renowned foreign and national musicians will perform at the event that will be opened by young Cuban jazz player Alejandro Falcon. The rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas … Continue reading

Gente de Zona and Laura Pausini Concert in Photos

Cuban group Gente de Zona and Italian singer Laura Pausini fulfilled the promise of giving a concert in Cuba before a crowd that defied constant rain and sang their songs Continue reading

Laura Pausini to Perform with Gente de Zona in Cuba Next June 26th

Gente de Zona has confirmed that Italian singer Laura Pausini will perform with the Cuban duet at a Havana concert late this month The Cuban group members, Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom, said on Instagram that they were happy that Pausini is going to participate in their concert on June 26th in the Cuban capital. … Continue reading

Carlos Acosta to Receive the QEII Award

According to the Royal Academy of Dance webpage, Carlos Acosta is a source of inspiration for dancers around the world Cuban outstanding dancer Carlos Acosta will be granted the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, by the UK Real Academy of Dance in acknowledgment of his status as one of the most influencing figures of today’s … Continue reading

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Lamar is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer prize for music Monday for Damn., also a Grammy winner this year. In awarding the prestigious prize, the Pulitzer committee cited the album as ‘a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that … Continue reading

The Story of the Cuban Black Picassos

The Cuban line of Picasso had totally lived unaware of their genes and blood ties with the great and famous Spanish painter It was 1998 when it came to light the news that Pablo Ruiz Picasso’s grandfather spent the last twenty years of his life (1868-1888) in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He had an affair with a … Continue reading

Renowned Novelist Daniel Chavarria Passes Away at 84

Chavarría considered himself a Cuban writer born in Uruguay and always underlined his essential link with this island Daniel Chavarría, author of a work that revolutionized crime literature in Latin America, died Friday in Havana. He was 84. He was born in San Jose de Mayo, in Uruguay, in 1933. Cuba was his adopted homeland. … Continue reading

Cuba Premieres Documentary on The Rolling Stones’ Performance

The short film also includes a summary of the entire tour made by the famous British band throughout Latin America. The documentary “Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America” and a photographic exhibition about the tour of the legendary British band The Rolling Stones was premiered in Havana. The film includes well-known songs such … Continue reading

Orishas Closed Havana World Music Festival

A concert by the Cuban trio Orishas closed the 5th Havana World Music Festival at midnight Saturday in Havana’s Metropolitan Park The music gathering included the performance of artist, musicians, bands and singers from Cuba and all over the world representing the most diverse musical trends. In its first concert in Cuba in eight years, … Continue reading

Jose Luis Cortés Granted 2017 National Music Award

The popular Cuban flautist said to be grateful for the prize and considered it an acknowledgment of Cuban popular music The flautist and professor José Luis Cortés, artistically known as El Tosco, was granted the 2017 National Music Award of Cuba as an acknowlegdment of his vast career and contributions to the country’s culture. The … Continue reading

Mexican Del Toro Wins Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director

“The Shape of Water” filmmaker Guillermo del Toro became the third Mexican to claim the Best Director trophy at the Academy Award over the last five years. “I am an immigrant like Alfonso [Cuaron] and Alejandro [González Iñárritu], my compadres,” del Toro said in his speech. “Like Gael [Garcia Bernal], like Salma [Hayek] and like … Continue reading

Acosta Danza Company Nominated for British Award

With such recognition, the Cuban company is being inserted in the category for Best Dance Show Cuban dance company Acosta Danza celebrated its nomination to British Robert Robson Award in the Manchester Theatre Awards Monday. With such recognition, the Cuban company is being inserted in the category for Best Dance Show, together with British emblematic … Continue reading

Cuba Premiers Documentary on Fernando Alonso

Filmmakers and intellectuals will premiere a new documentary about the father of the Cuban ballet school, Fernando Alonso, a special teacher who died in 2013 Director Esther García will present the 42-minute medium-length film at the Villena hall, at the site of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), entitled: ‘Fernando Danza Infinita’. … Continue reading

Havana’s Book Fair Event Concludes Sunday

The International Book Fair continues to be the most important event in the Cuban publishing sector The International Book Fair (FIL) culminates today its 27th chapter in Havana to expand to other provinces of Cuba, under the usual motto of Leer is to grow. In the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, main venue … Continue reading

New Book on Fidel Castro in International Book Fair

The book contains a collection of the tributes offered by the Cuban people, and friends around the world, to Fidel after his death Tributes offered by the Cuban people, and friends around the world, to Fidel after his death are collected in a new book entitled Hasta siempre Fidel, presented yesterday by the Council of … Continue reading

International Book Fair Kicks Off in Havana

The book event will be later on extended to 15 Cuban cities until its closure in May in Santiago de Cuba The 27th International Book Fair was inaugurated Thursday afternoon at its usual venue of the San Carlos of La Cabaña fortress, with China as its guest country and Havana Historian Eusebio Leal as the … Continue reading

Jazz Plaza International Festival to Kick Off January 16

According to the organizing committee, the event will be attended by famous artists from different countries The organizing committee of the Jazz Plaza International Festival announced the opening of its 33rd edition next January 16, which will run simultaneously in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba until the 21st of the same month. … Continue reading

French President Concludes Historic Visit to Cuba

French President Francois Hollande concluded today his visit to Cuba, considered historic for being the first of a president of that European country to the Caribbean nation. Hollande travelled today morning to Haiti, last stop of a tour of the Caribbean that already included the oversees French territories: St. Barts, St. Martin, Martinique and Guadeloupe. […] Continue reading

Artemisa: Surprising Second Place in National Baseball Series

The surprising team of Artemisa and Matanzas, current runner up, share the second seat of the qualifying stage of the 54th Cuban National Baseball Series after winning their respective games. TheArtemisa Hunters beat 4-2 Holguin, with offensive highlight by DH Osmel Fraga,one homer and two RBIs- , and the promising lefty Misael Villa achieved his […] Continue reading

Evo Morales Dedicates Electoral Victory to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez

 Following his electoral victory with a preliminary 60, 5 percent of the votes on Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales dedicated his triumph to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. “This victory of the Bolivian people in democracy is dedicated to all the peoples of Latin America and the world, who fight against capitalism and imperialism. This […] Continue reading

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education. She […] Continue reading

Poll Shows Brazilian President Rousseff in Comfortable Lead

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff consolidated her lead in the presidential race five days before the elections, according to a poll released late Tuesday. According to the Ibope poll, the president opened a 14-point gap to the second-ranked candidate, Marina Silva. Rousseff has 39 percent of voting intentions, up from 37 percent in the previous poll, […] Continue reading