Friday March 23, 2018


Descemer Bueno: Creating an Urban Latin Sound

Descermer 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.

Wrap-Up: Havana Film Festival New York

The 13th Havana Film Festival New York wrapped up this past Friday evening with the presentation of the Havana Star Prizes. Though Cuba was well represented throughout the festival with more than a dozen films, top prizes went to films from Guatemala, Brazil, and Ecuador.

The Missing Screen, Part 2

Theater 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.

Film and Theater in Cuba: The Missing Screen, Part 1

In Cuba, says theater critic Norge Espinosa, there’s no consistent relationship between the worlds of theater and cinema. In an exclusive two-part essay, Espinosa analyzes the current state of affairs for CAN readers.

Opening Thursday: Havana Film Festival New York

On 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.
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