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Jazz to change the world

Jazz to change the world

World musicians gathered in Havana to send a message of peace and dialogue among cultures through the power of jazz…

So long, Jazz Plaza

So long, Jazz Plaza

The Snarky Puppy close a huge jazz festival in Havana, opened by the unlikely trio of Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes and american players Terence Blanchard (trumpet) and Christian McBride (bass)

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Idania Valdés: Cuba is a way of being that lives beyond us

Idania Valdés: Cuba is a way of being that lives beyond us

She asserts that singing was always her passion and the piano was her first love but nevertheless Idania Valdes’s family’s musical tradition was not the cause of her decision to follow this path. It was rather a vocation that shaped her personality from her earliest days on.

Fiesta del Tambor, A truly Cuban festival

Fiesta del Tambor, A truly Cuban festival

Cuba’s rich music with its contagious beats has percussion at its heart, and it will once again be celebrated at the 17th annual Concurso y Festival Internacional Fiesta del Tambor “Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam”.

Lindiana y Mantra, A Universally Different Blend

Lindiana y Mantra, A Universally Different Blend

Almost ten years have passed since singersongwriter Lindiana Murphy and saxophonist Alexander Díaz plotted a course for a new musical adventure intertwining Cuban music with various foreign cultures.

World Percussionists Return to Havana

World Percussionists Return to Havana

The 17th International Tambor Festival and Competition will take place in Havana from March 6th to 11th next year, in memory of Guillermo Barreto, consolidating the relevance of Cuban music on the international scene.

Remembering is Reliving

Remembering is Reliving

As the popular saying goes, “remembering is reliving.” Thousands of we city dwellers relived our youth of the 1960s, when the popular John Lennon Park in Havana became the stage to pay tribute to The Beatles, one of the most famous rock groups of all time, while celebrating the 50th anniversary of their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 Composing, Style Polito Ibáñez

Composing, Style Polito Ibáñez

The University of Medical Sciences in Havana is one of Cuba’s most important institutions, not only for its long history but because of the social and human values that are essential to its training of healthcare professionals. Dr. Luis Alberto Pichs García is the current Rector.

Dance to my Funky Songo...

Dance to my Funky Songo...

Nube Roja (Red Cloud) is a Cuban band that does audio and video experimentations with the assimilation and recontextualisation of codes of music and universal art. It marks the pulse of a generation, reflects a state of mind and draws the path of postmodernity in the current panorama of Cuban music.

 Cary Diez, a voice marked with Rumba

Cary Diez, a voice marked with Rumba

Cuban musicologist Cary Diez is hypnotizing when she speaks about rumba, a festive music and dance genre recently inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Office for the Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

 Guillermo Barreto

Guillermo Barreto

Born on August 11, 1929 in Havana, he received his first musical lessons from his father, Primo Barreto, then studied piano with maestro Rafael Ortega.He started with percussion with the great maestro Obdulio Morales’s orchestra and later, in the 40s, joined the Tropicana cabaret band as drummer under the direction of the maestro of maestros, Armando Romeu, who recognized that Barreto had an exceptional musical ear.

Rafael Lay: his words and feelings

Rafael Lay: his words and feelings

Each show has an impact - it wins you over. With a career that has lasted more than three quarters of a century, the Orquesta Aragón (Aragón Orchestra) still fills arenas and nightclubs with fans of all ages who come to enjoy the concert, singing along and dancing to the band’s most popular hits.

Cuba’s National Septet Celebrating 90 Years

Cuba’s National Septet Celebrating 90 Years

The Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro founded in Havana on December 3rd, 1927 by Ignacio Piñeiro was the only musical group that received gold medals at two international fairs in the 20th century – in Seville, 1929 and Chicago, 1933.


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