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Díaz-Canel joins cultural policy discussion

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, emphasized during the first meeting since the IX Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), September 30, the need to systematize and promote the cultural policy principles of the Cuban Revolution, adding that institutions should function like true representatives of the creators to whom they are responsible.

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Intellectuals and artists for peace, an unwavering commitment

Paloma

Seventy years after the National Congress for Peace and Democracy was founded, Cuban artists, intellectuals, academics, and activists meeting in Havana recalled the need for permanent mobilization against increasing imperialist aggression, accentuated by the current U.S. administration, and the clear incompatibility of such actions with human progress.

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Following the steps of Roberto Fernández Retamar into the future

F retamar y Raùl

Figures around the world mourn the poet’s farewell at 89 years of age. Setting aside the grief, they speak of gratitude and of his abiding presence. Just a few months ago, the distinguished intellectual Roberto Fernández Retamar, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Casa de las Américas, called on those present to remember the future.

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Work of Fernando declared National Cultural Heritage

Fernando Ortiz

During a ceremony, on the 138th anniversary of the outstanding intellectual’s birth, held in the Aula Magna of San Gerónimo University College, in Havana’s central historic district, Gladys Collazo, president of the National Cultural Heritage Council, announced that the work of Ortiz has been declared National Cultural Heritage.

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Oswaldo Guayasamín Fidel: Guayasamín was perhaps the most noble and human person I ever met. He created at the speed of light, and his dimensions as a human being knew no limits

Guayasamin

Excerpts of speech by Fidel during the inauguration of Guayasamín’s Chapel of man, Quito, Ecuador, November 29, 2002:
I remember the time very early in the Cuban Revolution, when, amidst hectic days, a man with an indigenous, tenacious, restless face, already well known and admired by many of our intellectuals, wanted to paint a portrait of me.

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The story of the Rebel Army’s First Front to be told in Santiago museum

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As a key part of the region’s extraordinary history of struggle – beginning with the landing of the Granma expeditionaries and the rebel columns that spread from the Sierra Maestra across the country, culminating with Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz announcing the triumph of the Revolution – the José Martí First Front will soon have its own museum here.

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The Pablo Center in Havana’s 2019 Design Biennial

memoria libro

Graphic design and the poster are natural components of the work done by the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, and two exhibitions presented in the 2019 Havana Design Biennial accentuate this reality.

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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.