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    January 2015 | There are 16 news items in this month

    Carlos Acosta receives Lifetime Achievement Accolade at National Dance Awards 2015
    date: 31 Jan 2015
    Carlos, as well as a number of other Royal Ballet artists, were recipients of a variety of accolades at this year's National Dance Awards. Carlos was honoured to receive the ... full article >>

    Cuban Transgender feature film won most popular award at the Havana Film Festival
    date: 30 Jan 2015
    "This is a film we had to make, a very necessary film." This is what filmmaker Marilyn Solaya firmly said about 'Vestido de novia' ('Wedding Dress') in statements to the ... full article >>

    Cuban film Conducta reaps more awards
    date: 30 Jan 2015
    Conducta, Cuban film by Ernesto Daranas, won the 2014 Coral Prize for Best Fiction Feature this year at the 36th International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana in ... full article >>

    Cuba’s Cultural Workers Hopeful about Thaw with U.S.
    date: 27 Jan 2015
    Cuban artists and writers hope that the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United States will open new opportunities to expand the Island's cultural production without the restrictions derived from ... full article >>

    Eduardo Heras León: National Literature Award Winner for 2015
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    Cuban writer, Eduardo Heras León, has been granted the 2015 National Literature Award by the Cuban Book Institute for his life's work. Heras is known as one of Cuba's best short ... full article >>

    Competition: Win a Cha Cha Cha CD!
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    We have 6 copies of the fantastic new CD: ‘Cha Cha Cha with Abelardo Barroso and his Orquesta Sensacion' , courtesy of our friends at World Circuit. All you have to do ... full article >>

    CD Review: Cha Cha Cha: Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    This wonderful CD celebrates the talent of one of Cuba's greatest popular artists, the singer Abelardo Barroso. Brilliantly compiled and produced by Nick Gold and World Circuit, every aspect of ... full article >>

    United Buddy Bears Exhibition Opens in Havana
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    The travelling exhibition 'United Buddy Bears' opened 17 January in Havana for Cubans and tourists, with life size bears in one of the oldest public spaces in the capital, the ... full article >>

    Lázaro Saavedra: wins 2014 National Visual Arts Award
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    "My name is Lázaro Armando Saavedra González, but I could have been named any other way when I was born. My real name is Man, and I have become this ... full article >>

    US-Cuba thaw may transform arts
    date: 21 Jan 2015
    When President Obama announced plans recently to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, a bevy of U.S. industries - from automotive to tourism - seemed elated by the possibility of being ... full article >>

    THE Cuban dance track of 2014 'Me dicen Cuba'
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    THE Cuban dance track of 2014 to get in the mood for celebrating...Cubanos siguen pa'lante! 'Me dicen Cuba' by Alexander Abreu and Havana d'Primera. ... full article >>

    I'm not afraid of life: Yo no le temo a la vida - remembering Juan Formell
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    A big loss to Cuban culture in 2014 was the death of Juan Formell, founder of supergroup Los Van Van, in May. Watch this lovely video for a taste of ... full article >>

    Silvio Rodriguez sings with the Cuban Five
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    A very emotional rendition by the Cuban Five now all finally together back in Havana after the historic US-Cuba deal last week, of Silvio Rodriguez's anthem 'El Necio' ('the fool') ... full article >>

    Obama hails 'new chapter' in US-Cuba ties
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    On 17 December 2014 US President Barack Obama hailed a "new chapter" in US relations with Cuba, announcing moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties. Mr Obama said Washington's current approach ... full article >>

    US agency infiltrated Cuban hip-hop scene to spark youth unrest
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    reported 11 December 2014 Hip-hop has emerged as the latest covert weapon in the US government's hapless attempts to unseat Cuba's communist government. Like its previous efforts, including exploding cigars, Cuban Twitter ... full article >>

    Havana is One of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World
    date: 20 Jan 2015
    In December, Havana was selected in Dubai as one of the seven wonder cities of the world because it represents global diversity of urban society, according to the president of ... full article >>


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