HAVANA, Cuba, June 5 (acn) Cuban writer Senel Paz received the Literary Creation Award on Wednesday during a ceremony that took place in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, with the presence of Literature Nobel Prize laureate Jose Saramago.
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Writer, broadcaster and national treasure Monty Don was in revolutionary mood as he made his first public appearance since a stroke led to his retiring as presenter of Gardeners' World.
Of his health, Don said: "I'm fine. I'm recovering well. I can't do regular TV – you know what it's like, 12 hour days – so I am happy to have that burden taken from me at the moment." He stepped down from the BBC television programme six weeks ago.
The premier event for the Cuban recording industry, the Cubadisco 2008 Awards were held May 17-25 at Karl Marx Theater, Havana. Many artists were awarded in different categories, among them Cuban saxophonist César López who was awarded in the category of Instrumental Music with the CD Clásicos de Cuba (Bismusic); Ulises Hernández won the Cubadisco 2008 Grand Prize with the CD Mozart en La Habana; the CD Revoluxion, by X Alfonso, was awarded the Fusion Prize; DVD Secretos Cantados, by Liuba María Hevia (Bismusic), won in the Children´s Music category; Haila María Mompié was awarded the Dance Pop Prize with the CD Tal como soy (Bismusic); Elito Revé y su Charangón won the Popular Dance Music Prize with the CD Fresquecito.com; the CD ORU Ritual y Fiesta de lo cubano by Sergio Vitier y Rogelio Martínez Furé (Colibrí) won the Folk music prize; Special Awards were made to the CDs Noel Nicola -37 canciones compiled by Silvio Rodríguez & Ana Lourdes Martínez (Ojala) and Colección Original de Cuba: Benny Moré. El bárbaro del ritmo compiled by Jorge Rodríguez (Egrem).
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HAVANA, Cuba, May 13 (acn) The Spanish news daily ‘Publico' revealed on Monday that the US Government has just shut down several websites, operating from Spain and owned by a British citizen, that promote Cuba as a tourist destinantion for Europeans.
HAVANA, Cuba, May 13 (acn) The "longest Rumba in the World", cultural event touring Cuban provinces since it departed from eastern Holguin city on May 3, arrives today in Matanzas, home of the rhythm for over two decades.
HAVANA, Cuba, May 6 (acn) "Culture can and should be the distinctive
element that our country offers visitors," said Cuban Deputy Minister of
Tourism Maria Elena Lopez on Monday evening at a press conference before
the opening of the Cuba 2008 International Tourism Fair.
The 28th Tourism Fair opened with a performance by the Cuban National
Ballet at the Grand Theater and on Tuesday moves to the El Morro
Fortress overlooking the Havana Bay, reported Granma newspaper.
On 1 May the documentary film 'Solidarity in Art' premiered in London. THe film follows the journey of a fascinating art education exchange project between the UK and Cuba.
NINETEEN sports venues in the North East have been confirmed as potential Olympic training camps for the 2012 Games. In March former world boxing champion Glenn McCrory, whose Newcastle boxing school is among the 19, revealed he is close to tying the famous Cuban boxing team to a North East training camp. He set up the Newbiggin Hall school in 2006, has already brought Cuban coaches to Tyneside and is returning to the Caribbean for more talks. Mr McCrory said: "It's fantastic news and it's all systems go now. We've put a lot of hard work in to take this from nothing to a stage where we're going to probably host the greatest boxing nation on Earth.
"I'm going back to Cuba in May and we're very hopeful that we'll have them here, and I'm in talks with a couple of South American teams as well. I want some kids in the region to be competing with them, but I also wanted to bring somebody here so they could see where they can get if they work hard."
Big Cuba Fiesta and El Barrio Latino at Rise Festival
Britain has seen the first leg of a new European Tour begun last week, by the Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club (BVSC), which delighted the European audience a decade ago with traditional Cuban tunes played by musicians that first became stars in the 1950´s.
La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival. Each April La Linea presents the best in Latin music in venues across central London. In 2009 the festival will contain a focus on Cuba as part of Cuba 50.