Culture

15 February, 2017 First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions

Havana, Cuba.-The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. For the expert Martha Beatriz Señán, this document, titled El Donaire, allowed her, in a direct and pleasant style, to show […]

14 February, 2017 Cuban Chucho Valdés: Adds Another Grammy to His Great Music Career

Los Angeles, United States.-Cuban famous pianist and songwriter Chucho Valdes won another Grammy Award adding just another victory to his long career thanks to his album in homage of the Iraqueres music band,which was founded by him. In the ceremony that took place yesterday at the Los Angeles Staples Center, The Academy nominated the record […]

14 February, 2017 US Young Orchestra to Perform in Cuba

Matanzas, Cuba.-The Chicago Consort Orchestra, considered one of the leading music student ensembles in the United States, will perform in three Cuban cities, reported today the Cuban provincial music company Rafael Somavilla in Matanzas. Luis Ortega, promoter working for the Rafael Somavilla Music Company, told Prensa Latina that the American group’s presentations will take place […]

10 February, 2017 Havana Book Fair, Largest Literary Event in Cuba, Begins

Havana, Cuba.-The Havana International Book Fair, FIL 2017, the largest literary event in Cuba, opens here today with a record number of foreign participants, with special representation from Canada, as a guest country. About 46 nations, including Peru, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia and Ireland, are participating in this 26th edition, the president of the Cuban […]

10 February, 2017 Cuba: 26th Edition of the International Book Fair Opened

Havana, Cuba.-With the participation of 46 nations the Havana International Book Fair in its 26th edition in 2017 is consolidating as one of the cultural events with the greatest importance, said Juan Rodriguez, president of the Organizing Commiteee Thursday. In the inauguration of the event at Calle de los Artilleros in La Cabaña, Rodriguez said […]

8 February, 2017 More than 30 Canadian Writers to Attend Book Fair in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.- More than 30 Canadian writers and 18 publishing houses from that country will participate in the 26th International Book Fair of Havana (FIL), Cuba, the Canadian embassy in this country reported. Canada will be the honorary guest during the event, planned to be held in this capital from February 9-19, and according to […]

6 February, 2017 Cuban Cinematheque Turns 57

Havana, Cuba.-The Cuban Cinematheque is turning 57th anniversary of founding today with the screening of some classics of its collection restored in accordance with internationally recognized standards. ‘Memorias del subdesarrollo’ (Memories of Underdevelopment), ‘Una pelea cubana contra los demonios’ (A Cuban Struggle Against the Demons), ‘Los sobrevivientes’ (Survivors) and ‘Retrato de Teresa’ (Portrait of Teresa), […]

3 February, 2017 Best Egyptian Collection in Latin America Revealed in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-The details of the most important Egyptian collection in Latin America are compiled in a single volume, presented at the Universal Art Building of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). The catalog – unveiled yesterday as the result of more than a year of work of the Egyptian Art curator of MNBA, […]

26 January, 2017 Cultural Center Pabellon Cuba, A Space for Books in Havana

Havana, Cuba.-The cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in one of the most central streets in this capital, will be the second venue to the International Book Fair (IBF), a place especially devoted to young people, according to reports today. According to Provincial Book Center Director Dulce Maria Dominguez, more than 700 literary new works will be […]

20 January, 2017 Haitian Culture Week for The First Time in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Groups that keep the Haitian tradition in Cuba will participate in the activities during the whole week, including people […]

18 January, 2017 Casa de las Americas Decolonized Us with Literature, Says Jury Membe

Cienfuegos, Cuba.-Dominican academician Silvio Torres-Saillant said today that through Casa de las Americas, the Cuban revolution proved how the same decolonization achieved through arms could be achieved through literary writing. Teacher at the US University of Syracuse, Torres-Saillant is in this southern city as a members of the of the jury to the Casa de […]

16 January, 2017 Casa de las Americas Award Begins Activities in Havana

Havana, Cuba.-The Casa de las Américas Literary Award, one of the oldest of its kind in the continent, begins today its edition of this year, in which about 400 works from different countries are competing. According to the organizers of the contest, a record number of works have been received in the category of Brazilian […]

11 January, 2017 Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017

Havana, Cuba.-The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. Jorge Fornet, coordinator of the contest, said that the number of texts received so far is of 390 books, which […]