Maestro Juan Blanco, a pioneer of electroacoustic music in Cuba and one of the most important promoters of this kind of music in Iberoamerica, died last week in Havana.
Cuban Dayron Robles, 110 meters hurdler Olympic Champion and world record holder (12,87 s) is one of the candidates to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) world athlete of the year award.
To Be Faithful to the Cuban People is the Best Life that One Can Have
Interview by Fernando García, La Vanguardia newspaper, Spain
Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba, 1946) continues being a revolutionary singer. His commitment to socialism is without a doubt. But the author of Ojalá calls for changes in his government. Without haste, but without delays that put into danger what's won. The Cuban troubadour asks for an end to restrictions on travel and a modernization of the State.
Cuba won the Youth World Boxing Championship that concluded this weekend (Nov 3) in Guadalajara, Mexico, after four of its five finalists took gold medals on Saturday.
On Cuba's National Day of Culture, president of UNEAC (Union of Cuban writers and artists) Miguel Barnet wrote:
ICAIC Will Premiere Fourteen Feature Films, Fifteen Documentaries and 500 Hours of Cartoons during 2008 and 2009
"We are celebrating ICAIC's 50th anniversary with more work and a production that had never been reached since the ‘90s economic crisis," said Omar González, the president of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC).
HAVANA, Cuba, Preparations for the 18th International Book Fair ‘Cuba 2009', scheduled for February 12-22 next year, are underway in the Caribbean nation. Organizers of the event announced on Tuesday that Chile will be the guest of honor this time.
Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés has been nominated to the Latin Grammy Awards with his disc "Regalo," launched a few days ago in Havana.
The Cuban Culture Season kicked off throughout the island amidst ongoing limitations imposed by the damage inflicted by hurricanes Ike and Gustav, but with stronger expressions of unity and advancement in the nationwide recovery process.
The Cultural Season is dedicated, among other events, to the 155 birthday of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 60th birthday of the Cuban National Ballet. The season will wind up next October 20 marking Cuban Culture Day.
AHMED DICKINSON plays ÑICO ROJAS
The 10 winning books of the 2007 Annual Literary Critic Award, a prize given by the Dulce Maria Loynaz Center to
literary and art works, were announced at the Cuban Union of Writers and Artist headquarters in Havana.
A world festival of Casino dancing, a salsa dancing style born in Cuba in the 1960's, will take place November 23-28 in Havana.
Cuban runners Suslaidys Giralt and Yeisel Abad won the gold and bronze medals respectively in the 100m sprint event of the World Deaf Athletics Championships underway in Izmir,Turkey.
Come and celebrate Cuba's National Day of Culture with the UK's Cuban community in a big family fiesta