Friday December 15, 2017


The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 3: 2012 Award Winners

Late last month, the Lucas Awards celebrated the island’s thriving, inventive music video scene in a weekend of concerts and presentations in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater. Here’s a quick round-up of the top clips, leading off with a quadruple winner.

The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 2: Beyond the Music Video

This weekend, the annual Lucas Awards will be presented at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. But the influence of the Lucas project extends beyond the Cuban video clip.

The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 1: Celebrating Cuban Music Videos

It’s a weekly television program, now in its 15th year. It’s a two-day live music gala leading up to a glittering awards ceremony, all on national TV. It’s a periodical. And it single-handedly revived the Cuban music video. Are you ready for Lucas?

Blinded by the Light: Alicia Alonso and American Photographers

Throughout her long career, Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso has been an object of fascination for American photographers—not only for the grace of her body in motion and in stillness, but for her innate capacity to interact with the camera.

November Music Roundup

This month brings an exceptional range of performers to U.S. audiences, including 91-year-old master percussionist Candido and a dozen top stars—Carlos Varela, CuCu Diamantes, and Kelvis Ochoa, to name a few—in a mega-tribute to Cuban music.
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