Monday December 11, 2017


Bilko Cuervo: "I want the best of human beings"

Bilko Cuervo is the youngest of Cuban filmmakers focusing on short music videos, known on the island as "videoclips." In Jamaica, where he’s currently working, he spoke with Cuban Art News about this little-known Cuban genre, his experiences making videos, and working methods.

Chucho Valdés: A Birthday Tribute

This month, legendary musician and composer Chucho Valdés turned 70. Joaquín Borges-Triana gives us a view of his life and the keys to his infinite creativity.

Exhibition Focus: José Bedia as “Transcultural Pilgrim”

At the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia surveys the artist’s work from an interesting angle, blending his creative and spiritual practices into a seamless whole. The show’s curators, Judith Bettelheim and Janet Catherine Berlo, talked with Cuban Art News about the exhibition, Bedia’s work, and his position in the contemporary art world.

¡Sí Cuba! Comes to New York

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.

Going Viral: “La Salsa es de Cuba”

More than 40 singers and musicians in Cuba, the U.S., and Canada join forces in an online production that vibrantly proclaims the island as the birthplace of salsa.
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