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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Culture


  • Cuban Critic and Essayist Rufo Caballero Passed Away

    Cuban Critic and Essayist Rufo Caballero Passed Away

    Havana, Cuba, Jan 6.- Well-known Cuban critic and essayist Rufo Caballero passed away on Wednesday as a result of a heart attack in Havana at the age of 45. As essayist he made some forays into cinema, plastic arts, and music.He also wrote several books like ‘Un hombre solo y una calle oscura…
  • Cuba Exhibits Degas Sculptures in National Museum of Fine Arts

    Cuba Exhibits Degas Sculptures in National Museum of Fine Arts

    Havana, Cuba, Jan 5.- The Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts announced that the exhibit of sculptures by French Edgar Degas (1834-1917) will be open for the public until the end of January. The exhibit, in the Museum of Universal Arts, in Havana, includes 74 sculptures, the only ones rescued out…
  • Rouen Opera Orchestra to Perform in Old Havana

    Rouen Opera Orchestra to Perform in Old Havana

    Havana, Cuba, Jan 5.- The  will perform a piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on January 8 in the Minor Basilica of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. La Gran Partita, Serenade No. 10, KV-361, in B flat, for 12 wind instruments and a double bass, was composed back in 1784 and its premier took …
  • Radio Cadena Agramonte Online: Ten Years of Permanent Commitment with the Truth

    Radio Cadena Agramonte Online: Ten Years of Permanent Commitment with the Truth

    By Tay Toscano Jerez / Radio Cadena Agramonte.  
    tay@rcagramonte.icrt.cu

    A new website was launched into the cyberspace on January 4, 2001: www.cadenagramonte.cu, it was more that the web version of Radio Cadena Agramonte; but then we were unable to figure out the full dimension of our project.

  • Cuban artists Honor Alicia Alonso on her 90 birthday

    Cuban artists Honor Alicia Alonso on her 90 birthday

    Havana, Cuba, Dec 21.- A homage concert to mark the 90 birthday on Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso was given in Havana last night by several renown artists like Maestro Frank Fernandez, the soprano Johanna Simon and pianist Hernán López-Nussa. The audience enjoyed a beautiful gala…
  • Chopin Statute Unveiled in Havana

    Chopin Statute Unveiled in Havana

    Havana, Cuba, Dec 21.- A statue of the pianist and composer Frederic Chopin sitting in a bank was unveiled in Old Havana, the culmination of the celebrations in Cuba for the bicentenary of the birth of the Polish artist. The sculpture, located in the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, presents Chop…
  • Percussion, Axis of the Cuban Essence of Jazz

    Percussion, Axis of the Cuban Essence of Jazz

    Havana, Cuba, Dec 20.- Veterans and youth mixed it up with their talent and knowledge during the 6th International Colloquium of the Jazz Plaza 2010 Festival, which just concluded in the Cuban capital. For three days, lectures, presentations, book launches and films culminated in a special prese…
  • Daniel Chavarria 2010 Cuban National Literature Award Winner

    Daniel Chavarria 2010 Cuban National Literature Award Winner

    Havana, Cuba, Dec 18.- Uruguayan novelist living in Cuba Daniel Chavarria was the unanimous winner of the  because of the imaginative richness and vast language of his work. The jury was formed by writers Ambrosio Fornet, Enrique Saínz and Arturo Arango, among others, and said Chavarria renovat…
  • New York’s Orchestra Director Gives Lecture in Cuba

    New York’s Orchestra Director Gives Lecture in Cuba

    Havana, Cuba, Dec 18.- Arturo O’Farril, pianist and director of New York’s Afro Latin Jazz orchestra spoke about the significance of the Cuban music in a lecture offered at the Mella Theater in Havana, as part of the ongoing Jazz Plaza Festival.

    O’Farril, son of Cuban-born musician Chico O’Farrill, said Cuban music is special and that  he is a defender of its flavor, swing and beat. He said it was very important for him to play in the land of his grandparents and his father, who was one of the greatest Cuban musicians of his time.

    O’Farril said his work has been highly influenced by his Cuban roots and confessed that the trip to the island was like a debt with his father who always wanted to return to Cuba but couldn’t do so because of his frail health.

    Invited to the 26th International Jazz Plaza Festival of Havana, Afro Latin Jazz has prepared a repertoire of songs mainly by Chico O’Farrill. The program also includes works by other important Cuban musicians like Mario Bauza and Francisco Raul Gutierrez (Machito).

    The Orchestra will play for the first time “Fathers and Sons: From Havana to New York and Back,” accompanied by Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. The song is dedicated to all families dedicated to keep Afro Latin jazz alive.

    Arturo said in addition to playing jazz, the purpose of his trip to Cuba is to tell the world that jazz cannot be understood without taking into account the Cuban component that is part of its roots.

    After their arrival in Cuba, members of Afro Latin Jazz visited the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and gave a concert at the San Jose de las Lajas park in Havana province.

  • Gown Wore by Fidel Castro on his First Self-Defense Exhibited in Santa Clara

    Gown Wore by Fidel Castro on his First Self-Defense Exhibited in Santa Clara

    Santa Clara, Cuba, Dec 18.- The gown wore by Fidel Castro for his first self-defense was donated to Santa Clara's Museum of History by the Provincial Court House of Villa Clara on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the event.