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    March 2015 | There are 20 news items in this month

    Snow in Havana - a US-Cuba young artists project
    date: 26 Mar 2015
    Illusions keep us in suspense during that time when we are expecting something more from life. When we realise that "something" is perhaps a simple impossibility, the attempt to make ... full article >>

    Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros major London show 25 March - 24 May
    date: 20 Mar 2015
    Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez). This exhibition, the duo's first major ... full article >>

    Rumba group Yoruba Andabo celebrates 30 years with new release in 2015
    date: 20 Mar 2015
    Rumba, which was born long ago in slave barracks, cane field settlements and urban tenements, is heard today in the world's most prestigious venues, such as New York City's Carnegie ... full article >>

    Roberto Fonseca launches new album with Fatoumata Diawara 30 April - watch the video
    date: 18 Mar 2015
    Watch the video below for a taste of Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. Their album is out on 30 April. They perform together 30 May in London ... full article >>

    Georgina Rey, Renowned Cuban Urban Planner Receives 2015 National Architecture Prize
    date: 12 Mar 2015
    An outstanding lifetime work in urban planning in Cuba mark the professional career of architect Georgina Rey, winner of the 2015 Life and Work National Architecture Prize. The name of the ... full article >>

    One of the best drummers in Cuba now: female band director, Yissy Garcia
    date: 12 Mar 2015
    Yissy Garcia and her group Band Ancha are on its first international tour around the United States, which have taken them to cities like New York, Knoxville, Tennessee and Washington ... full article >>

    University of California proposes restoration of Cuban films
    date: 12 Mar 2015
    The UCLA Film and Television Archive presented to the Cinemateca de Cuba a proposal to restore a group of Cuban films, as part of a program including the Latin American ... full article >>

    Lost and Found: a collection of Buena Vista tracks never previously released - out 23 March
    date: 10 Mar 2015
    Almost two decades after the release of the original, Grammy winning album, the romance of the Buena Vista Social Club continues with Lost and Found, a collection of previously unreleased ... full article >>

    Spotlight on 3 young Cuban female artists for International Women's Day
    date: 10 Mar 2015
    Many of the Cuban music artists best known outside of Cuba are men: most of Buena Vista Social Club, Los Van Van, Silvio Rodriguez, Chucho Valdes and so on. However having ... full article >>

    Havana Cultura Mix: the Soundclash!
    date: 10 Mar 2015
    Since 2009, Havana Cultura has teamed up with the eclectic London DJ Gilles Peterson to reveal some of the hottest talents of Havana's present day music scene. From studio jams ... full article >>

    Young Cuban singer Dayme Arocena sings 'Madres' - watch the video
    date: 10 Mar 2015
    At the end of March Brownswood and Havana Cultura are releasing a new EP from Cuban singer, composer, arranger, choir director, and band leader Daymé Arocena. At just 22 years ... full article >>

    Competition: Win a book of Cuban Women's Short Stories: 'Making a Scene'
    date: 10 Mar 2015
    We have a copy of the book 'Making a Scene: Cuban Women's Short Stories' to give away to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March. To enter the draw just send ... full article >>

    60,000 books sold at the Havana Book Fair this February
    date: 9 Mar 2015
    The 24th International Book Fair closed its doors in Havana in February after 10 successful days of visits by local and foreign readers interested in the broad literary offer. The president ... full article >>

    The Real Laritza Bacallao - read the interview and watch this video of this young Cuban singer
    date: 9 Mar 2015
    One of my first images of Laritza Bacallao was through a television show on Saturday night. The young singer was shown backstage waiting for her turn in some artist's concert. ... full article >>

    Laritza Bacallao performs in Tampa, USA
    date: 9 Mar 2015
    While the U.S. government has been negotiating with Cuba to normalize relations between the two countries,organizations in Tampa, USA, have been working to reconnect the city's historic ties with the ... full article >>

    You Were the Seed: documentary by young filmmakers about Eric, a teenager with cerebral palsy
    date: 3 Mar 2015
    This is a fascinating and touching documentary bringing together the feelings and hopes of Eric, a young Cuban teenager who has cerebral palsy, his family and their amazing community project ... full article >>

    Sexto Sentido - Cuban all female group sing Song to Eleggua
    date: 3 Mar 2015
    Watch this fabulous video of Sexto Sentido singing 'Song to Eleggua', a prayer to the god of the crossroads, in Cuban sincretic religion Santeria. Sexto Sentido formed over 10 years ago ... full article >>

    Feminism in the films of young director Maryulis Alfonso
    date: 3 Mar 2015
    Las ventanas (Windows), a short fiction film that was shown on TV in Cuba last year, has consolidated the position of Maryulis Alfonso (Ciego de Avila, 1988) in the line ... full article >>

    A curator reflects on Cuban animation as an expressive medium
    date: 3 Mar 2015
    This autumn, one of the highlights of the 6th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art was Caridad Blanco's exhibition Las otras narraciones: Una década de animación independiente (The Other Narrations: A ... full article >>

    Olga Alonso and the annual Art Instructor day 18 February
    date: 2 Mar 2015
    Arts Instructors Rosa Ismery Gran­dal González, from Pinar del Río and Orvis Mor­gan Thaureaux, from Guantánamo, received this February 19 the Life-Achievements 2015 Olga Alonso National Prize, thus recognizing the ... full article >>


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