Tuesday January 23, 2018

Music

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.

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.

Update: Peláez Coming to the Pérez, Fonseca Opens in Havana, González-Torres at Princeton

The CINTAS Foundation awards its fellowships, another curator “comes home” in Havana, Humberto Castro ponders the Caribbean, and Rosa Lowinger celebrates poured concrete and parkour in Miami. Curator Juan A. Martínez examines Cuban art and identity, Carlos Varela tours California, and an Absolut Art award goes to Coco Fusco.

Bebo Valdés: A Video Tribute

Three performances by the maestro of Cuban music, who died Friday at the age of 94

Habana Compás: Dancers, Drummers, Enchantresses

In 2004, five former professional dancers joined forces to create a new dance troupe: Habana Compás Dance. Combining flamenco, contemporary dance, and Afro-Cuban elements with wildly original percussion artistry, their high-energy performances captivate audiences on the island and abroad. (For the troupe in action, see the video at the end of the story.)
 
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