If you venture into Old Havana, you can't miss the many art galleries
among the elegant arches and columns of the restored colonial streets.
And, if you're lucky, you may just come upon some of Cuba's top artists
at work there, or at least minding the shop.
Warmly welcomed by the audience everywhere it has performed, Cuba’s
Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company is presenting its pieces Elementos, Fuerza
y Compás and Tablao, in a tour of over 20 Canadian cities.
Players from Venezuela, Canada, the US and Holland will interact with
their Cuban hosts at the International Drum Festival 2010 and the
International Contest Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam March 9 through 14.<br />
The Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble (CBYE) and Cuba’s National ballet
Company (BNC), interpreted The Nutcracker this weekend at the García
Lorca Hall of Havana’s Grand Theatre, as part of a cooperation project.
The timpanist of famous Cuban percussionist Amado Valdés, member of the
Buena Vista Social Club, will be shown at the Civilization Museum of
Québec, Canada, in an exhibition of Afro-American musical instruments.
A sample of 25 works by artists Orestes Larios Zaak and Gregorio Pérez
was exposed in Madison, capital of Wisconsin State, US, to celebrate
the 15th anniversary of the collaboration agreement signed between this
metropolis and Camagüey City.
What comes to mind when Canadians think of Cuba? Sunshine, scenery and
beautiful beaches. We think of the fun of the inexpensive,
all-inclusive vacation - and the welcoming nature of Cuba's people.
Cuba is our getaway, our warm-weather haven that allows us to escape
Canada's winter chill - even if that escape lasts only for a week or