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.

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba at the London Olympics

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba at the London Olympics

After a successful European tour this spring, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba will perform in 10 UK cities as part of the 2012 London Olympics cultural program. The show features Sombrisa, a piece by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili that draws inspiration from boxing, an Olympic discipline deeply ingrained in Cuban sporting tradition. It is also for this reason that the first performance will take place in Newscastle, the official Olympic boxing venue. Also included in the program are Carmen?! by Kenneth Kvarnström as well as Mambo 3XXI by George Céspedes.

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Niuver's new album is out on May 28th

Cuban singer-composer Niuver will release a bilingual Spanish-French new album on May 28th entitled Trasnochando.  The first single, “C’est toi que j’aime”, is already playing on major French radio stations like RTL and France Inter. You can preview the album here

 


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The movie "7 Days in Havana", produced in collaboration with Havana Club, will compete at the Cannes Film Festival

The movie

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 7 Days in Havana is a snapshot of modern-day Havana; a portrait of an eclectic, fascinating, and timeless city sketched by seven world-class moviemakers that have become regulars at Cannes: Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Elia Suleiman, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío, and Laurent Cantet.

The film will premiered in France on May 30th and in 35 other countries thereafter.  


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The 10th edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre kicks off in Gibara

The 10th edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre kicks off in Gibara
Until April 22nd

The 10° Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre (“10th International Poor Cinema Festival”) is taking place in the Cuban city of Gibara from April 17 to 22. Some 113 short and feature-length fiction, documentary, and experimental films are part of the official competition. Año bisiesto [“Leap Year”], by the Australian-Mexican director Michael Rowe and winner of the 2010 Golden Camera award at Cannes 2010 opened the festival.

The Festival de Cine Pobre is an initiative of Cuban director Humberto Solás (1941-2008). Its goal is to promote high-quality alternative cinema. 


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Cuban graphic art at the Center for Cuban Studies

Cuban graphic art at the Center for Cuban Studies
New York, until April 28th 2012

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, New York’s Center for Cuban Studies hosts an exhibition featuring a wide array of political, cultural, and movie posters authored by Cuban graphic designers from the 1960s up until today.

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Carlos Varela in the Southern Cone

Carlos Varela in the Southern Cone
May 2012

Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela will tour Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay next May to present his new album No es el fin. The dates and venues are as follows:

 09/05- Neuquén – Teatro Casino Magic

10/05- Rosario - Sala Lavarden

11/05- Buenos Aires – Teatro Sha

13/05- Santiago de Chile- Teatro Nescafé de las Artes

18/05- Buenos Aires – Teatro Sha


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Roberto Fonseca's European tour 2012

Roberto Fonseca's European tour 2012
Credit photo: http://www.robertofonseca.com

Jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca is touring Europe this spring to present his new album, Yo, which incorporates new musical influences, particularly African beats.  

Concert dates and venues are as follows:

 23/03 - Gateshead (UK), The Sage

24/03 - Manchester, RNCM

26/03 - London (UK), The Barbican

28/03 - York (UK), Theatre Royal

2903 - Brighton (UK), The Dome

30/03- Bristol (UK), St. George

01/04- Birmingham (UK), Town Hall

15/04- Paris (France), Duc des Lombards

16/04- Paris (France), Duc des Lombards

17/04- Paris (France), Duc des Lombards

20/04- Geneva (Suisse), Le bâtiment des forces motrices

21/04- Karlsruhe (Germany), Tollhaus

24/04- Darmstadt (Germany), Centralstation

25/04- Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Festival Printemps Musical de Luxembourg

27/04- Zurich (Suisse), Kaufleuten


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Kcho retrospective at Havana's Gran Teatro García Lorca

Kcho retrospective at Havana's Gran Teatro García Lorca
Until April 11th

Sacrificio en la encrucijada [“Sacrifice at the crossroads”] is a retrospective on the work of Cuban artist Alexis Leyva Machado, better known as “Kcho”. In the exhibition will be exposed a series of large-scale installations. The artist’s notebooks with his sketches and drawings will also be available to the public for consultation. Sacrificio en la encrucijada runs through April 11th at Havana’s Gran Teatro García Lorca. 

 


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Alexandre Arrechea at MagnanMetz Projects

Alexandre Arrechea at MagnanMetz Projects
New York, until April 7th

Until April 7th, New York ‘s MagnanMetz Gallery hosts  an exhibition by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea entitled Twisted Horizons. Using utilitarian structures, Arrechea invites the spectator to revise his interpretation of certain objects by associating them to unconventional ideas.

For more information, visit MagnanMetz Gallery’s website


"Louvre"

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