Saturday December 16, 2017

Música

Cuban Music After "Buena Vista:" Extreme Rock Turns Up the Volume

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.

Tuyomasyo: The Art Revolution Will be Webcast

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.

Female Drummers Defy the Male Chauvinism of the Gods

Headed by Eva Despaigne, who had been a member of the prestigious National Folklore Group for 20 years, Obiní Batá is the only Afro-Cuban percussion group comprised solely of women.

Cuban Musical Leader Carlos Varela Speaks in Washington

Marking his first appearance in the United States in more than ten years, popular Cuban singer and composer Carlos Varela participated in a recent conference on Cuba in Washington, DC. Varela’s December 3rd lecture was originally scheduled for a space on the American University campus, but unexpectedly strong audience response prompted a move to a larger venue.
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