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
This November, The London art world has the rare opportunity to see an exhibition by one of Cuba's most renowned artists: José Fuster. The show at La Galleria on Pall Pall, which runs from The 10th to 21st November 2008, will display a range of the remarkable paintings and ceramics that have led American critics to call Fuster 'The Picasso of The Caribbean.'
It will also have images of his stunning ceramic art, including his transformation of run-down buildings in his neighbourhood of Havana.
Cuban cinema has lost one of its most complete and dedicated artists. Humberto Solas passed away on Wednesday in Havana at the age of 66 from cancer.
Solas was well known inside and outside of Cuba for some of the best movies produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematic Art and Industry(ICAIC) in their half-century of existence, reported Granma newspaper.
One of the most vibrant film festivals in the calendar, the 18th London Latin American Film Festival will take place at the Curzon Renoir and other venues across London from 7th to 16th November 2008. For the 18th year the London Latin American Film Festival will bring together the best of contemporary London Latin American cinema with an exciting line up of films.
For programme and details see www.latinamericanfilmfestival.com
The first group of Paralympic medalists returned to their home country on Thursday afternoon from Beijing.
Cuba will pay homage to Joseito Fernandez for his hundredth anniversary this next September 5 and the 80 of the making of his song "Guajira Guantanamera"
In what may be considered the best Olympic games of modern times, Cuba made a worthy performance at Beijing 2008, with two gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.
See link to section from BBC proramme, UK gardener Monty Don’s ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’ where he visits and enthuses about the organoponicos of Cuba, broadcast early 2008.