August 25, 2011Ramón Lavado Martínez—better known as “El Chacal” ("The Jackal”)—is one of Cuba’s hottest reggaeton artists. He recently toured the U.S. with Havana’s Gente D´Zona, perhaps the definitive group in Cuban reggaeton (also known as “Cubaton”). Fresh from the experience, El Chacal spoke with Cuban Art News about his first U.S. tour and the growing acceptance of this musical genre.
August 10, 2011Rachel Weiss is a professor of arts administration and policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who has been traveling to Cuba, and writing about Cuban art, since 1986. Her book, To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, was published earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Cuban Art News recently spoke with Weiss about the book, and about contemporary Cuban art in general.
August 02, 2011In late 2010, Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde, the sponsoring organization for Cuban Art News, made its first grants to U.S. arts organizations with projects about Cuban art and culture. As the Fundación heads into its second funding season, Cuban Art News checks in with the 2010 grantees.
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