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Cries of love to Havana, to Cuba

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The evening runs from its blue into the golden nuances , in Havana horizon. Groups of young people full of excitement and eager to share preferences and feelings are occupying the yard of the Cuba Pavilion in the heart of Vedado. The usual venue of the exhibition Art in La Rampa, venue of the International Book Fair of Havana, and which also houses the Association “Hermanos Saiz”, is invaded by the love of Cuban youth.

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Cubans Mourn Sara Gonzalez

Sara Gonzalez

Cuban media have widely covered on Thursday the life and work of singer songwriter Sara González, one of the most representative voices of the Cuban New Song Movement, who died of cancer at age 60. Her death, announced on Wednesday, has raised a wave of grief in cultural sectors and among people, who followed her

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Casa Award Winner Calls for Anti-Racial Policies

Zuleica Romay Guerra

Cuban essayist Zuleica Romay, who won the special 2012 Casa de las Americas Literature Award on black presence in the contemporary Americas and the Caribbean, called for cultural policies to face today’s stereotypes and racist behaviors.After receiving the award, the author of “Elogio de la Altea o las Paradojas de la Racialidad” (Altea Praise and Racial Paradoxes), told Prensa Latina that the the work allows her to appreciate racial prejudices through socio-cultural processes that are often covert.

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Eduardo Galeano: Cuba Is Always Alive Inside of Me

Eduardo Galeano

“Cuba is always alive inside of me, in my words, in my actions, in my memory,” said Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano upon his arrival at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Thursday. Galeano, who will inaugurate the 53rd Casa de las Americas Literary Prize in Havana next Monday, was welcomed by Cuban poet Roberto Fernandez Retamar, president of the Casa de las Americas cultural center.

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Cuban Parliament for non-discrimination

Mariela Castro

On December 20 I was invited to attend the regular meeting of the Education, Culture, Science and Technology Commission of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, held at the International Conference Center, where Heriberto Feraudy, who chairs the José Antonio Aponte Commission against Racial Discrimination of the Union of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC) talked about the race problem in Cuba. It was the excellent presentation of a summary of previous discussions about this issue.

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La Colmenita’s First Performance in Washington (+ Video)

La Colmenita. Photo: Bill Hackwell

La Colmenita’s first performance in Washington DC was extraordinary. The audience began arriving at the Kay Chapel at American University at 5:30 p.m. even though the performance was not to begin until 7. People of all ages arrived along with plenty of children. The chapel filled up. Two young parents with their small children came from New Jersey, driving four hours to attend the event because they’d been unable to see the troupe when it was in New York.

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U.S. Congressional Representatives Greet Members of La Colmenita in Washington DC (+ Photos)

With Representative Laura Richardson

U.S. Congressional Representatives Barbara Lee and Laura Richardson, both Democrats from California, received members of the Cuban children’s theatre group La Colmenita at their offices next to the Capitol building on Friday morning, October 14.

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Danny Glover Chairs Filmmakers Meeting in Cuba

Danny Glover

U.S. actor and producer Danny Glover presides over on Wednesday in this capital a panel about relations and prospects of African and Caribbean filmmakers and the Afro-American community. Invited to a filmmakers meeting from those regions, attended by film directors, academicians and experts from over 30 countries, the protagonist of The Color Purple will also

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Chamber Music Festival dedicated to Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés

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Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer announced that the Chamber Music Festival scheduled for September 30th through October 7th will be dedicated to Chucho Valdés on his 70th birthday. Chucho is simply great as a pianist, composer and person, he deserves this homage and much more,” said Brower in Havana, adding that he has admired and worked with the great Cuban jazz musician for 50 years.

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Raul Castro Attends Cuban Artists and Writers Gala

CUBA-LA HABANA- ASISTE RAUL AL 50 ANIVERSARIO DE LA UNEAC

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the cultural gala for the 50th anniversary of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac), held in the Garcia Lorca auditorium of Havana’s Gran Theater. In his opening speech on Saturday, writer Miguel Barnet, who is the Uneac’s president, highlighted how this organization promotes the best of the