Friday May 29, 2015

In Conversation: The La Pared Collective

This fall, New York's Center for Cuban Studies Cuban Art Space exhibited the work of six young Cuban artists who are part of a collective called La Pared (The Wall). Curators Sandra Levinson and Juan Tamargo spoke with four of the artists in a lively conversation about collective work, individual style, and a passionate defense of painting.

Rochy: Hit Music and Social Change

For many years, Rochy Ameneiro has been one of Cuba’s most acclaimed singers. Now, she’s putting her popularity to work for social change, especially in combating domestic abuse and other violence. Here’s the latest on her work with the Todas Contracorriente (Against the Tide) campaign.

Lucas Awards 2013: Baby Lores, Buena Fe, and El vuelo del moscardón

Havana’s music video industry continues to produce some of the most interesting video clips anywhere, and they hit the spotlight with the annual Lucas Awards, presented late last month in Havana. As a holiday celebration, here’s a quick look at some of the top winners for 2013—with videos, of course.

Photo Album: Alka Patel on Cuban Architecture

Dr. Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine shares 7 images from her photo archive of Havana architecture and talks about the Islamic origins of their decorative motifs.

Update: Art and Music in Havana, plus Tokyo, London, Guadeloupe, and the U.S.

Four interesting shows and a jazzfest unfold on the island, Abel Barroso and Sandra Ramos open in Tokyo, Yoan Capote solos in London, Carlos Estévez comes to Guadeloupe, and several shows explore intriguing themes in Miami and greater L.A.
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