Radio Cadena Agramonte
Friday, August 17, 2018

Culture


  • Van Van is still there!

    Van Van is still there!

    The first thing that struck me was the adjective "controversial" with which the Miami El Nuevo Herald described the band Los Van Van, which soon will be given two concerts in Miami and one in Puerto Rico, preparatory for some six dozens of presentations starting this coming May. Juan Formell, wh…
  • General Culture and All-embracing Knowledge, a Priority in Camagüey

    General Culture and All-embracing Knowledge, a Priority in Camagüey

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa / Radio Cadena AgramonteAnother year begins and with it new challenges for all the sectors of the country. In the cultural realm, there is a strong determination to continue with the so-called Battle of Ideas program that pursues to provide the people with an all-embracing kn…
  • Folkloric Ballet of Camagüey, Eighteenth Years of Work and Success

    Folkloric Ballet of Camagüey, Eighteenth Years of Work and Success

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa/ Radio Cadena AgramonteThe current year has been a fruitful time for the Folkloric Ballet of Camaguey (BFC). September 12th marked its eighteenth birthday. Yet, prior this celebration, the company had participated at the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes, in Ha…
  • Juanes in Cuba, the Success is Guaranteed

    Juanes in Cuba, the Success is Guaranteed

    Hundreds of thousand  Cubans are eager to enjoy Peace without Border concert to be held this Sunday at the Plaza de la Revolucion, an unprecedented cultural event led by Colombian singer Juanes.

  • Danzon Dancers in Camaguey Give Glory to Cuba’s Traditional National Dance

    Danzon Dancers in Camaguey Give Glory to Cuba’s Traditional National Dance

    By Raysa Mestril Gutiérrez    In Camagüey, a province that is proud of its beautiful traditions, there is an active pro-danzón movement that, by these days, gathers over 2 000 lovers of this Cuban national dance music.These folks are organized in 18 clubs and every Sunday afternoon they meet t…
  • Carmen's Soul in Rag Dolls

    Carmen's Soul in Rag Dolls

    By Enrique Milanés León/ Fotos: Orlando Durán HernándezCarmen's story could be taken from the famous Cuban children's book, La Edad de Oro. When she was only eight years old, her family took away her rag doll Loreta, because “it lost weight and life” annoying the adults by leaving a trail of…
  • The Angklung Orchestra of Camagüey: a Project of Melodies and Dreams

    The Angklung Orchestra of Camagüey: a Project of Melodies and Dreams

    By Arailaisy Rosabal and José Raúl Gallego    Photos: Leandro A. Pérez

    • Indonesia is the original country of the angklung and its melodies are almost unknown off its coasts, even when it has been used with other musical instruments.

    Over the last two decades, the musical teaching in the province of Camagüey has educated thousands of youth. Located in the outskirts of the city, the Jose White Conservatory of Music, with 23 years, and walls built in the 19th century, it is impossible to say that the school ages.

  • Cats, dogs and tick-lipped people coming out from a paintbrush

    Cats, dogs and tick-lipped people coming out from a paintbrush

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa.Laughable characters painted in walls amaze the pedestrians that walk down “Benicia Perdomo” Alley in Camagüey city, eastern Cuba. Thick-lipped negritos... cats... dogs... the strong variations in colors and tones coming out from Ileana Sánchez Hing’s paintbrush, conf…
  • Camagüey Professional Chorus, An Example of Constancy

    Camagüey Professional Chorus, An Example of Constancy

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa. Camagüey Professional Chorus turned 45 years of age after having coped with several obstacles, but also after having experienced satisfaction and joy. This vocal group has enriched the cultural panorama of this land with attractive artistic proposals, characterized by the m…
  • Group Caidije, 80 years dancing

    Group Caidije, 80 years dancing

    By Elia Rodríguez Rodríguez.                Photo Juan Carlos Pérez Nieves The folkloric group Caidije, from Camagüey, expression of the cultural elements of the second Haitian immigration in this territory, gets ready to participate on July 2006 in Santiago de Cuba’s Fiesta del Fueg…