April 24, 2012Descermer Bueno—writes music critic Joaquín Borges Triana—is one of Cuba’s best examples of ajiaco, or fusion music. He sings in the hope of creating bridges of communication and understanding among Cubans, wherever they are.
April 17, 2012Theater critic Norge Espinoza continues his look at the shifting relationship between Cuban theater and film in the decades since the revolution. In Part 1, he surveyed the 1950s and ’60s. Here, he continues with the 1970s, the theatrical revival of the 1980s and ’90s, and recent developments in the ongoing relationship between Cuban theater and film.
April 10, 2012On Thursday evening, the 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York kicks off with an opening night screening of Ian Padrón’s award-winning Habanastation, then wraps up with the New York premiere of Alejandro Brugués' cult-hit zombie movie Juan of the Dead. Between those screenings is a week studded with premieres, tributes, and other events highlighting Cuban cinema.