October 31, 2012This 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.
April 17, 2012Feature films usually grab the spotlight at festivals. But this year’s Havana Film Festival New York is showcasing an exceptionally rich selection of documentary films about Cuban life and culture, all made within the past two years. Documentary film expert Nadine Covert surveys the top picks, including films screening today, tonight, and tomorrow.
March 27, 2012The Blanton Museum explores the emergence of contemporary Cuban art, Humberto Castro’s dreamlike imagery surfaces in Paris, Manuel Mendive’s garabatos grace a gallery in Tenerife, a U.S./Cuba/U.K. coproduction premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, and a Bienal exhibition gets a website of its own.