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    June 2015 | There are 23 news items in this month

    The Havana Art Biennial has exceeded all expectations - making visual arts popular
    date: 29 Jun 2015
    With the participation of almost half a million people the Ministry of Culture (MINCULT) celebrated last weekend with an evening dedlicated especially especially to the visual artists, curators, promoters and ... full article >>

    A new space for Electronic Music to open in Cuba
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    A new space for electronic music will open 3 and 4 July in the university beach area (Balneario Universitario) ‘El Coral' in Havana, with the objective of promoting national knowledge ... full article >>

    Santiago de Cuba carnival hopes for National Cultural Heritage status
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    Expecting to be declared National Cultural Heritage, Santiago de Cuba's carnival this year will celebrate the 500 years since the founding of the city and will be confirmed as ... full article >>

    San Juan de los Remedios: celebrating 500 Years
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    The history, culture and traditions of San Juan de los Remedios, the eighth city founded by the Spaniards in Cuba, was recreated at an artistic gala on Tuesday night to ... full article >>

    Gilles Peterson searching for the roots of Rumba
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    Tastemaker and legend of the world music and club culture scenes Gilles Peterson was recently in Havana to shoot a new documentary on Afro-Cuban Rumba. The film is a collaboration ... full article >>

    Cuba es Moda: Cuba’s first fashion trade fair
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    Cuba es Moda was recently held in Havana with the aim of diversifying the presence of textiles, footwear, cosmetics and various other products on the national market. The country's first fashion ... full article >>

    Classic works revisited on the Cuban stage
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    Over the coming months Havana will be able to appreciate versions of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare; A doll's house, by Henrik Ibsen; and Virgilio Piñera's Dos viejos pánicos. Fortunately, Carlos Celdrán, ... full article >>

    Cuba is the Caribbean’s second most popular tourist destination thus far in 2015
    date: 24 Jun 2015
    Since last December, interest in visiting Cuba has increased markedly, as airlines announce more frequent flights. The Caribbean Tourism Organization, in its most recent report, announced that Cuba continues to occupy ... full article >>

    Young creators discuss the future of audiovisual forms
    date: 15 Jun 2015
    In a society increasingly influenced by screens, young Cuban creators must exercise a decisive role in the audiovisual literacy of the population, claimed members of the ‘Hermanos Saiz Association' (AHS) ... full article >>

    Watch this video of superstar salsa singer Mayito Rivera perform Negrito Bailador live
    date: 12 Jun 2015
    Salsa!! Mayito Rivera, former singer from Santiago de Cuba with Cuban supergroup Los Van Van, will be performing in London with two other singers from Los Van Van, Angel Bonne ... full article >>

    Havana Biennial: Casablanca Project, Connections by Land and by Sea
    date: 12 Jun 2015
    I couldn't make it to the opening day; so I saw much of what happened that day on the television. However, I experienced that feedback, that sensation of enjoying what ... full article >>

    Cuban crime fiction writer Leonardo Padura awarded Spanish literature prize
    date: 12 Jun 2015
    Cuban writer Leonardo Padura won the Princess of Asturias Prize for Letters in Spain last Wednesday. According to the act of the jury that was read by its president and director ... full article >>

    Fake 'Obama' shocks Cuban public at the Havana Biennial
    date: 11 Jun 2015
    Barack Obama has made no secret of his desire to visit Cuba. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters: I know there's one person in particular who hopes President ... full article >>

    Docklands Sinfonia perform Cuba Fantastique with Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas
    date: 10 Jun 2015
    Docklands Sinfonia will once again break new ground with its exciting July 10 concert, "Cuba Fantastique", featuring a programme of exuberant music that beautifully captures the spirit of Cuba. The ... full article >>

    Cuban writer Aida Bahr's short stories published in English in US
    date: 9 Jun 2015
    Cuban feminist author Aida Bahr read from her collection of prize-winning short stories, Ophelias/Ofelias , to San Francisco Bay area audiences at two special events in May. Noted lesbian Cuban author ... full article >>

    Watch new video by Haydee Milanes
    date: 9 Jun 2015
    The coolest jazz from Cuban singer Haydee Milanes ... full article >>

    Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea receives presitigious award in Havana
    date: 9 Jun 2015
    A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation in May during the Havana Art Biennial in a reflection of warmer relations between ... full article >>

    Why wait for ambassadors when we have poets? Cuban poet Nancy Morejon in Washington
    date: 9 Jun 2015
    "Why wait for ambassadors when we have poets?" That was Washington writer E. Ethelbert Miller's reaction when he heard that two distinguished Cuban poets were coincidentally visiting from Havana this week ... full article >>

    Manuel Mendive at the Havana Biennial presents 'Colours of Life'
    date: 8 Jun 2015
    Manuel Mendive, one of Cuba's best known artists, created an amazing work for the Biennial in Havana called 'Colours of Life'. Performers painted by Mendive moved like a whirlwind from ... full article >>

    Watch latest video of Pupy y Los Que Son Son: La Candela
    date: 8 Jun 2015
    If you missed Pupy y los que Son Son when they performed in London and Glasgow at the end of May, check out their latest video here La Candela (aqui se ... full article >>

    Watch video of 'Detras el muro' - art along the Malecon in Havana's Art Biennial 2015
    date: 8 Jun 2015
    Just one small part of the Havana Art Biennial is 'Detras el Muro'/'Behind the Wall' with sculptures, interactive installations and performances along the Malecon seawall by over 50 Cuban artists ... full article >>

    Dayme Arocena: Nueva Era - new album out 8 June
    date: 8 Jun 2015
    Brownswood are delighted to announce that Daymé Arocena's debut album "Nueva Era " is released 8th June 2015. At just 22 years old, Daymé - a singer, arranger, composer, and choir ... full article >>

    Agustin Cardenas: ‘the surrealist sculptor par excellence'
    date: 8 Jun 2015
    Exhibition 20 May - 29 September 2015, Atkis Gallery, London Aktis Gallery is to host a major exhibition of works by Agustín Cárdenas, a Cuban artist integral to the Surrealist movement ... full article >>


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