Known as the queen of the bolero, Cuban singer Olga Guillot died in Miami last month. Cuban poet Sigfredo Ariel, a great music lover, graciously shared with Cuban Art News his reflections on Guillot´s life and work.
Three decades after his last U.S. concert, Cuban composer and singer Silvio Rodríguez, one of the icons of the “Nueva Trova” movement, will play New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 4. The Cuban singer is also slated to perform in other U.S. cities.
Cuban-based music seems to be divided into two phases: before and after the Buena Vista Social Club. But other musical genres, brewed in the garages of Havana and in provinces across the island, are claiming their space on the Internet.
Whether made in Havana, Miami, or elsewhere, contemporary Cuban art already has a video channel on YouTube. Experimental videos, performances, documentaries, and short fiction films show the hidden face of current Cuban art.