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On the occasion of the Book Fair

Feria del Libro

It kicked off at La Cabaña and continues its path across all the country’s provinces. Cuba’s Book Fair, like many others that take place around the world, offers the opportunity for interaction among specialists from different regions, a propitious occasion for the publishing industry to do business.

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The Cobre Steel Band

Steel Band

With a fruitful, 30-year career under its belt, the Cobre Steel Band has won a spot in the musical tastes of Cubans, and particularly among the country’s most outstanding performers, who recognize the uniqueness of the finely tuned timbre its members extract from their instruments created from metal barrels.

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XIII Havana Biennial: The reality of what is possible

Bienal Habana

The confirmation of the international artists from 52 nations set to participate in the 12th Havana Biennial, April 12 through May 12, is an unequivocal sign of the interest aroused in the most important visual arts event organized by Cuba, and of the clear cultural policy committed to its continuity.

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Van Van Orchestra Closes with Songo Salsa Festival in Cuba

cuba-orquesta-vanvan

The Tren de la Musica Cubana (Cuban Music Train) kicked off this dawn with hundreds of passengers on board, eager to dance and sing to songo rhythm during the closing ceremony of the Salsa Festival 4th edition.

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Something special unites us with Algeria

Argelia monumento

Indomitable, like the sirocco, are the people of Algeria, a land of poets and warriors. Throughout history, all cultures, mountain and interior cities came together at its ports, as if born from the warm sand of the desert. Algiers, the white city, always fraternal, “open to all winds.”

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The Havana International Book Fair includes more than a thousand activities

Feria del libro

Figures always speak for themselves. Results, proposals, ideas that sparked a project and then became a reality are measured with them. It’s easy enough to say, but to note that the 28th Havana International Book Fair, which opened its doors on February 7, offers a program of 1,300 activities speaks of an ambitious project.

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Fernández Retamar awarded the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize

Fdez Retamar

Poet and essayist Roberto Fernández Retamar described receiving the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize as one of the great honors of his life. The jury recognized the prestigious intellectual’s efforts to defend “justice, the rights of children, ethical values, the dignity of each man and woman and the fight against racism.

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Call for XXI International Biennal of Graphic Humor Cuba 2019

Bienal del Humor

The Humorist and Cartoonist Guild of the Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Museum of Humor of San Antonio de los Baños, convene the XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humor, to be held from March 31 through April 3, 2019 with the co-sponsorship of the Provincial Direction of Culture of Artemisa.

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Guáimaro and Cuba’s enduring constitutional spirit

Guaimaro

Some six months have passed since the anniversary of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes’ call for liberty at the Demajagua plantation, when patriots took up arms against Spanish colonialism and slavery, providing a lesson in unity and citizenship.

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History and culture at Cuba’s Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

Considered an eminent institution of Cuban history and culture, the Hotel Nacional, which has reached 88 years since its founding, is joining festivities for Havana’s 500th anniversary.