September 03, 2015Earlier this summer, the reggae group Cultura Profética (Prophetic Culture) gave a short but high-powered performance in an open-air concert in the Plaza San Francisco de Asís, sharing the bill with the stellar Cuban duo Buena Fe. Music writer Michel Hernández gives his impressions of the concert.
September 01, 2015The fall season gets off to a fast start with Arrechea in Madrid, Mendieta in Minneapolis, and solo shows by María Martínez-Cañas and Enrique Martínez Celaya in NYC. Carlos Estévez opens in Miami, Alexis Esquivel joins a show in Chile, and Tania Bruguera is named a World Fellow at Yale.
August 25, 2015In Part 1 of our conversation, Miami curator Elizabeth Cerejido talked about the first phase of the artist exchange program she organized, which brought a group of Cuban American artists, who were raised and trained in Miami, to the island for the first time. Now, Cerejido looks ahead to the next phases of the project, and some of the issues that Cuban artists might face in the coming years.
August 20, 2015Celebrated Cuban actress Alina Rodríguez died on July 27, at age 63, of pancreatic cancer. One of the most distinguished stars of Cuban stage and screen, she was beloved for her versatile talent and her nobility of spirit. Her final role as the stern but loving teacher, Carmela, in the movie Conducta (Ernesto Daranas, 2014), earned her international renown and multiple awards.
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