Film maker Minda Martin Premieres Documentaries in Cuba
GUANTANAMO, Cuba, May 21 (acn) US experimental and narrative
film maker Minda Martin premiered in this eastern Cuban city her
documentaries Mother’s Heritage (1995) and Free Land (2009) as
part of the project known as Closing Distances, launched by
Alexandra Halkin, director of the Americas Media Initiative non-government
Miriam Ramos Wins CUBADISCO 2013 Grand Prize
HAVANA, Cuba, May 20 (acn) Singer Miriam Ramos won the CUBADISCO
2013 Grand Prize by her triptych ¨La cancion cubana¨ (The Cuban
song), recorded with Colibri Productions, and which takes us
through the three major stages of that musical genre.
on Caribbean Cultural Diversity Kicks off in Havana
HAVANA, Cuba, May 20 (acn) The fascinating mixture of cultures
that marks this region of the world is the focal point for the
International Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity,
running till May 24 in the Cuban capital.
National Ballet of Cuba Pays Homage to the Cuban Five
HAVANA, Cuba, May 13 (acn) The National Ballet of Cuba will
dedicate a special gala on May 18 to the five Cuban heroes, who
were given extremely long and unfair sentences in the US for
having prevented Florida-based violent organizations from
carrying out terrorist actions against their country.
Cuban Film Receives Nominations in the New York Film
CAMAGUEY, Cuba, May 7 (acn) ¨Pablo¨, the first feature film
directed by Yosmani Acosta Martinez is nominated in five
categories in the next the New York International Film Festival.
French Cinema Festival to Open in Central Cuba
CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, April 26 (acn) The 16th Festival of the French
Cinema, which is annually attended by thousands of fans in Cuba
, will open in this South-central province on April 30.
Van Van Orchestra will offer concerts in Venezuela
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 23 (acn) The famous Cuban band Los Van Van
will have from tomorrow three concerts in Venezuela, in the
context of cultural policies implemented by the government of
the Bolivarian Republic for the enjoyment of people.
Qva Libre Finishes its Cuba Concert Tour
ARTEMISA, Cuba, Apr 24 (acn) The musical group Qva Libre
concluded in western Artemisa province the concert tour around
Cuba they began in Havana on March 30, in salute to the Eighth
Congress of the Federation of University Students.
Cuban Academy to Mark Spanish Language Day
HAVANA, Cuba , Apr 23 (acn) The Cuban Academy of Language (ACL
by its Spanish acronym) will begin today its celebrations for
the Spanish Language Day with a floral wreath at the monument
honoring writer Miguel de Cervantes, in this city.
33rd Edition of Caribbean Festival Officially Announced
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, Apr 23 (acn) The official announcement
of the 33rd edition of the Caribbean Festival was made on Monday
in this city in the presence of Culture Minister Rafael Bernal
and renowned intellectuals of the island.
Don Quixote ballet to be Replayed at 25 Years of its World
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 20 (acn) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC for
its Spanish acronym) replays this weekend the Don Quixote
ballet, whose Cuban version, with choreography by Alicia Alonso,
had its world premiere 25 years ago, on July 6, 1988 , at the
Havana's Grand Theater .
Sandrine Bonnaire: For the First Time in Santiago de Cuba
SANTIAGO de CUBA, Cuba, Apr 20 (acn) The renowned French
actress Sandrine Bonnaire shared for the first time with the
people of Santiago during the premiere of her movie ¨Her name is
Sabine,¨ which opened the French film exhibition in this city.
Cuba’s Intellectual Alfredo Guevara Dies in Havana
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 19 (acn) Alfredo Guevara, one of the
most brilliant Cuban intellectuals and president of the
International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, died in
Cuban Pianist Wins International Prize
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 19 (acn) Young pianist Marcos Madrigal won the
second prize of the 55th International Piano Contest (Jaen
Prize) in Spain, one of the oldest and most prestigious of those
held on this musical instrument and in which some 40 pianists
from 15 nations participated. First prize was not awarded, for
the seventh time in its history.
French Film Festival Kicks off in Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba, Apr 19 (acn) With the presentation of the
documentary Her name is Sabine by French actress Sandrine
Bonnaire, the French Film Festival will start in this Cuban
eastern city today.
Cuban Vocal Group Desandan Receives Warm Welcome in Tour of
CAMAGUEY, Cuba, Apr 8 (acn) The vocal group Desandan, of this
city, composed of descendants of Haitians, performed in 11
cities in one month, during its sixth visit to the United
and Pina Colada
CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba, April 3 (acn) Dancing to the beat of good
Cuban rumba, citizens in this central city opened the Pina
Colada Festival, a traditional and popular fusion music event.
Cuban National Ballet Impresses Mexican Audience
HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 21 (acn) Over 4000 people attended the first
presentation of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC by its Spanish
acronym) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the first stop of
the tour the company led by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia
Alonso is making in that North American country.
Las Tunas to Hold the Biggest Event of Cuban Bucolic Culture
LAS TUNAS; Cuba, Mar 19 (acn) Around 100 rural localities in the
province of Las Tunas will hold the Cucalambeana municipal weeks,
as a prelude to the 46th edition of this national event to run
from next June 27 through July 2.
Castro Attends Cuban Children Theater Group’s Performance
HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 18 (acn) “If the only result of everything we
have done were the smile of our children, we would be satisfied”
Cuban president Raul Castro told the members of the children
theater troupe La Colmenita.
Eliades Ochoa Records a New Album in Santiago de Cuba
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, Mar 18 (acn) Eliades Ochoa, Grammy
Latino 2012 winner, retakes songs he performed 40 years ago with
the Patria quartet, in a new album currently being recorded in
Renowned Movie Maker Manuel
Perez Granted National Film Prize
HAVANA, Cuba, March 14 (acn) Renowned Cuban film maker Manuel
Perez Paredes was granted the 2013 National Film Prize, the top
distinction established for cinema professionals in Cuba.
Havana to Host World Art Deco Congress
HAVANA , Cuba, Mar 12 (acn) The 12th World Congress on Art Deco,
to be held in Havana from next Friday, is to assess Cuba’s
heritage potential while promoting its rescue and restoration.
Showcase of US Documentaries Travels Eastern Cuba
BAYAMO, Cuba, Feb 28 (acn) A showcase of documentary films by US
movie maker Minda Martin will be screened March 1 at movie
theaters in this city, as part of a tour by a traveling film
project on eastern Cuba.
on Fidel Castro at Havana Book Fair
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 22 (acn) A presentation of e-books on the life
and thinking of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro is taking
place Friday at Cuba 2013 International Book Fair.
Cuban film ¨Juan de los Muertos¨ wins Goya Award
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 18 (acn) The Spanish-Cuban film ¨Juan de los
Muertos¨, by Alejandro Brugues, was honored as the Best Latin
American Film at the 27th edition of the Goya Awards from the
Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain.
Major Cuban Literary Fair Underway in Havana
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 15 (ACN) The 22nd Cuba 2013 International Book
Fair is underway till February 24 at its usual venue, the San
Carlos de la Cabana Fortress, in Havana.
de las Americas to Offer Latin American Literature in Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12 (acn) The Casa de las Americas Publishing
Fund will present more than twenty titles at the 23rd Cuba 2013
International Book Fair, which begins in the Fortress of San
Carlos de La Cabaña, Havana, on February 14.
Gian Maria Volonte to be Remembered in Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 13 (acn) The Charles Chaplin cinema, located
in Havana, will host since next Tuesday a cinematographic
exhibition to recall the figure of the famous Italian actor Gian
Close-up on Legendary Cuban Tobacco Grower
PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba, Feb 13 (acn) On February 15th will take
place in this city an art exhibition combining painting and
photography dedicated to late tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina,
the only Cuban to give name to a brand of Habanos while being
Mobility for a beautiful and functional urban landscape
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 11 (acn) The 7th National Symposium
¨Challenges in the handling and management of cities¨, under the
auspices of the Office of the Historian of Camagüey, runs in
this territory mainly aimed at discussing urban mobility in
of Fidel Castro at Havana Book Fair
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 4 (ACN) A collection of photos on the
political life of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro will be
launched at Havana’s International Book Fair.
Cuba Hosts International Rock Festival
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (ACN) Foreign and Cuban rock bands will
come together on the stage of the fifth Brutal Fest 2013 Rock
Festival, to take place February 14 to 24 in Cuba.