January 25, 2011Grammy-winning musician and composer Arturo O’Farrill, son of Cuban-born jazz master Chico O’Farrill, recently completed a week-long tour of Cuba with the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra—the fulfillment of a dream that began more than eight years ago. Here, Arturo talks about the high points of the trip, the work he composed for the occasion, and the debt that jazz owes to Cuban music.
December 23, 2010Roberto Salas and Elliott Erwitt took the stage at The Times Center in midtown Manhattan to recall their experiences covering the early years of Castro’s government. Moderated by media journalist Christiane Amanpour, the evening was presented in conjunction with the International Center of Photography’s exhibition "Cuba in Revolution."
November 23, 2010Corina Matamoros, curator of contemporary Cuban art at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, was in New York recently as part of a Rubin Foundation fellowship. Cuban Art News caught up with her for a wide-ranging conversation about Cuban art, New York City, and why she wishes art were more like baseball.