Keep tabs on contemporary Cuban artists and on those who appear on the Havana Cultura website. This is where you’ll find the latest info about their concert tours, gallery exhibitions, CD releases and book launches, in Cuba and around the world.

'Noches Sueños'—Mala featuring Danay Suárez [Official Video]

New album from Cuban violinist and singer Yilian Cañizares!

Cuban artist Reynier Leyva Novo at the Bildmuseet (Umea, Sweden)

Cuban artist Reynier Leyva Novo at the Bildmuseet (Umea, Sweden)

The Bildmuseet (Umea, Sweden) is currently hosting Cuban artist Reynier Leyva Novo's first solo international exhibition. The show, entitled El polvo, la sangre, el sueño común, deals with a recurring theme in this young artist's work: Cuban history and, more specifically, the struggle for independence from Spanish rule and its influence in contemporary Cuba's collective imagination. 

Reynier Leyva Novo received the Havana Cultura Visual Arts Project  scholarship to carry out the piece "El orden de la batalla". He is currently working on the project—a historical map of the legendary Battle of Dos Ríos in which Jose Martí was killed— with a group of historians and cartographers. 

Picture: "Los olores de la guerra", Reynier Leyva, 2009. 


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Havana d'Primera on tour!

Havana d'Primera on tour!

The Cuban timba band Havana d'Primera, under the leadership of the renowned trumpet player Alexander Abreu, has kicked off its 2013 Pasaporte tour! For a list of complete dates and venues, visit the band's official site


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Retrospective exhibition of the works of Antonio Eligio Fernández Tonel

Retrospective exhibition of the works of Antonio Eligio Fernández Tonel
Until March 20th

Artist Antonio Eligio Fernández Tonel will be featured in an exhibition at Factoría Habana gallery. Considered to be part of the 1980s generation of Cuban visual artists, Tonel comments national and international current events using non-conventional language borrowed from cartoon and drawing.  


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‘Juan de los muertos’ wins Best Latin American Film at the 2013 Goya awards

‘Juan de los muertos’ wins Best Latin American Film at the 2013 Goya awards

The Cuban feature length film Juan de los Muertos was chosen Best Latin American Film at the 2013 Goya awards ceremony that took place on Sunday, February 17th. Directed by Alejandro Brugués, the movie follows a jobless man who, upon a sudden zombie invasion, decides to open up a business helping the inhabitants get rid of the creatures. 

 


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Cuban art on show at The 8th Floor gallery

Cuban art on show at The 8th Floor gallery
Until March 22nd

New York's The 8th Floor gallery currently hosts exhibition of Cuban art entitled Waiting for the idols to fallFeaturing a group of well established Cuban artists, the exhibition in centered on the subject of iconography in Cuban art and, more specifically, on the question of whether it is possible to represent what is Cuban ["lo cubano"] without resorting to traditional cultural, religious, and historical symbols. The show's theoretical foundation is outlined on an essay by art critic Orlando Hernández


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Ten sculptures were commissioned to Cuban visual artist Alexandre Arrechea for Park Avenue's central grass strip

Ten sculptures were commissioned to Cuban visual artist Alexandre Arrechea for Park Avenue's central grass strip

Starting on March 1st, New York's Park Avenue will headquarter No Limit, an open-air exhibition featuring 10 pieces by Cuban visual artist Alexandre Arrechea. The sculptures are based on famous New York City landmarks—from the Empire State to the Chrysler Building— and were commissioned to the artist by the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee. 


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SLANTED MAGAZINE is seeking support for its Cuban poster art editorial and exhibition project

SLANTED MAGAZINE is seeking support for its Cuban poster art editorial and exhibition project

SLANTED MAGAZINE— an independent publication on graphic design, typography, photography, and illustration— has launched a crowdfunding initiative for its new project centered on Cuban poster art. 

For more information on the project and donations, visit http://cuba.slanted.de/


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Gente de Zona will perform in Italy, France, Spain, and Germany in February 2013

Gente de Zona will perform in Italy, France, Spain, and Germany in February 2013

Reggaeton band Gente de Zona is back in Europe this winter !

Confirmed dates include: 

February 2, 2013 - Montpellier, France - Salle Victoire 2

 February 3, 2013 - Turin , Italy - Bamboo Club

February 8, 2013 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27

February 10, 2013 - Malaga, Spain - Moliere

February 12, 2013 - Rome, Italy


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