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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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 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.

The Rolling Stones in Cuba An, Unprecedented Performance

The Rolling Stones in Cuba An, Unprecedented Performance

The Rolling Stones dazzled a crowd of over half a million people in Havana in a show with no precedent in this country. The vast sports pitch at Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva sports complex was almost too small for the multitude that spilled out into nearby streets and even climbed onto the roofs of neighbouring houses to catch tunes like Jumping Jack Flash, Midnight Rambler and Gimme Shelter.

Edesio and Cristian Alejandro: Film for Music

Edesio and Cristian Alejandro: Film for Music

About 12 years ago, at the peak of his career as performer and composer, Edesio Alejandro was forced to leave the stage for health reasons.

Luna Manzanares, Born to Sing

Luna Manzanares, Born to Sing

Interviewing Luna Manzanares proved to be more than just a journalistic task, it was an opportunity to discover the woman behind the singer who not only welcomed us into her home but entertained us with her fascinating voice. Yes, Luna sang for Cubaplus.

Making Beautiul Music Together

Making Beautiul Music Together

By the time the likes of Dezi Arnez, Don Aspiazu and Arsenio Rodríguez began spreading Cuban music through the United States and beyond, the foundations of their music were already engrained in Cuban folklore. Percussion instruments like bongos, congas and timbales are all Cuban inventions that have woven their way through the history of Cuban culture and music.

Ensemble, Vocal Luna a Unique Choir

Ensemble, Vocal Luna a Unique Choir

Vocal Luna, Cuba’s only professional female choir, was created in 2002. The group is made up of 16 singers of equal voices, graduates of both middle and superior music schools across the country.


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