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.

Travel the world for a year and live 12 amazing experiences !

Have you ever dreamed of taking a break to travel the world for a year? The Havana Club Gap Year is giving someone the chance to visit 12 countries to live 12 unforgettable experiences. For more information, watch the video below or visit www.havana-club-365.com


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Havana Latin American Film Festival prize winners

 Havana Latin American Film Festival prize winners

The 34th edition of Havana’s Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano has come to an end and the jury has announced the list of prize-winning entries. The Festival’s most important accolades have been awarded to:

No— Pablo Larraín (Chile, USA, Mexico)

First Coral Prize


Después de Lucía
— Michel Franco (Mexico)

Coral Prize for Direction


Días de pesca
— Carlos Sorín (Argentina)

Special Recognition of the Jury



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Los Carpinteros on show in Hannover

Los Carpinteros on show in Hannover
Until February 3rd 2013

The Cuban artistic duo Los Carpinteros—made up of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez— is currently featured in a solo exhibition entitled Silence your Eyes at the Hannover Kunstverein. The show includes an extensive selection of works conceived as “visual allegories of the present” combining architectural, design, and sculptural techniques. 

 


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‘Day of the Flowers’ premiered at Havana’s Latin American film festival

The Scottish romantic comedy Day of the Flowers was premiered at Havana’s Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano this past Sunday. Directed by BAFTA award-winner John Roberts and featuring Eva Birthistle, Charity Wakefield and Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, the film recounts the calamities of two diametrically opposed sisters during a trip to Havana, where they’ve gone together to spread the ashes of their deceased father.

More information: http://dayoftheflowers.com/


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28th Edition of Havana Jazz Plaza

28th Edition of Havana Jazz Plaza
Picture: Yasek Manzano, winner of Jo Jazz 2003

From December 20-23rd, the Havana International Jazz Festival will take over not only the city major theaters, but also smaller clubs and cafés. The festival will be preceded by Jo Jazz—aimed at young musicians aged between 16 and 30— whose winner will record an album with the legendary pianist Chucho Valdés. 

 


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Berlin’s Freies Museum presents «Meeting Havana Cultura: Contemporary Visual Arts and the New Film Festival from Cuba »

Berlin’s Freies Museum presents «Meeting Havana Cultura: Contemporary Visual Arts and the New Film Festival from Cuba »

From December 8th until January 25th, Berlin’s Freies Museum will host «Meeting Havana Cultura: Contemporary Visual Arts and the New Film Festival from Cuba ».

The event will include a contemporary art exhibition entitled “Gulliver” featuring small and medium-sized formats by various contemporary Cuban artists—both established and emerging— that revolves around the subject of insular gigantism and dwarfism. The idea is to transpose a concept usually associated with Biology to the visual arts and social analysis in general.

Parallel to the exhibition, a series of screenings of selected short films by young Cuban directors will introduce the German public to contemporary cinematographic creation in Cuba.

The opening will take place on December 7th.

More information: Freies Museum 


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34th edition of the Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

 34th edition of the Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

The Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano will take place in Havana from December 4th to 14th.  This event, founded in 1979, aims to promote feature-length films, shorts, and documentaries directed by film makers from the Latin America and the Caribbean or dealing with topics related to the region. 


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Carlos Garaicoa exhibition in Bulgaria

Carlos Garaicoa exhibition in Bulgaria
Until December 21st

Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa is featured in Un machete y una rosa [‘A sword and a rose’], a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia (Bulgaria). Exploiting the potential resulting from the similarities in Cuba and Bulgaria’s recent history, Garaicoa’s exhibition includes pieces like “Crown Jewel” (2009), in which he produces miniature models of notorious torture settings (Guantánamo Base, the KGB and Stassi headquarters, the Santiago de Chile stadium…); “Without Solution” (2006), which displays propaganda tools used by totalitarian regimes; and a video about one of Garaicoa’s installations, “I do not want to see my neighbors” (2006), which revisits different types of wall human societies have erected to separate themselves from ancient to contemporary times. 

 


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Red Hot + Cuba celebrates Cuban music in New York

Red Hot + Cuba celebrates Cuban music in New York
Nov 30th-Dec. 1st 2012

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting Red Hot + Cuba as part of the 30th edition of the Next Wave Festival. The concert will feature a long list of big names from the Cuban music scene, including Alexandre Abreu, Cucu Diamantes, Andrés Levin, Kelvis Ochoa, David Torrens, Carlos Varela and Osdalgia.

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The '7 Days in Havana' soundtrack is out!