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May 18th

Ended in Las Tunas the National Guitar Orchestra Encounter

The First National Guitar Orchestra Encounter in Cuba ended in this eastern Cuban city with the presentation in the Tunas Theater of a giant orchestra, made up by members of groups participating in the event. Seven orchestras from several provinces in the country met during an entire week in this province to reafirm, away from styles, criteria and preferences, the vitality of the Cuban Guitar School. Read More

A Japanese exhibition at the Cuban Fine Arts Museum

Some twenty-six Japanese engravings, well-known as Ukiyo-e, belonging to the Edo Period (1600-1868), will be exhibited at the Cuban Fine Arts Museum from May 18th to August 27th, as announced during a press conference. Read More

Cuba duplicates the number of concert bands

Cuba duplicated the number of concert bands over the last three years, highlighted in Ciego de Avila, Cuban Minister for Culture, Abel Prieto. As he inaugurated officially the provincial school for this kind of orchestral format, the Minister pointed out that 90 municipalities out of the 169 existing in the country have already their own module, with the aim of promoting the socio-cultural development of the communities. Read More

Announcement for the 10th Casa de las Américas Musicology Award

The Casa de las Américas announces to all those interested to participate in the 10th edition of the Casa de las Américas Musicology Award which is to take place from April 14th-18th, 2008. Read More

Musical Initiative to rescue Charanga Orchestras

The Charanga de Oro orchestra, founded in 2004, is a cultural project aimed at rescuing the format and sonority of that kind of musical group in Cuba. Musicians recalled that in the mid 20th century, charanga orchestras promoted Cuban rhythms such as chachacha, son, bolero and mambo. Read More

Steel products for cuban market

The industrial equipment company of the group RC (Refrigeration and Boilers), attached to the Ministry of the Basic Industry, is producing steel items for the domestic market. According to experts, the company makes steel containers for water treatment, industrial refrigeration, and the storage, transportation and processing of industrial gases and water. Read More

Cuba gets ready for Pan-Am Games

Cuba is getting ready to participate in the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for which 444 athletes have already qualified. Cuban sports officials pointed out that over the next few weeks, other athletes are expected to qualify for the regional games in wrestling, judo and diving. Read More

May 17th

Award in Chile for Cuban Documentary

During the second Ideas Movie Cinema Festival in Santiago de Chile, Cuba participated with several films by young graduates from the International Cinema and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños and won the first prize with the documentary by director Raquela Conde. She approached in her film the story of a town man, Fidel Valdés, during the 1962 October Crisis. Giraldo Mazola, Cubas Ambassador to Chile, received the award on behalf of the film director. Read More

César López in Paraguay

The dialogue "The cultures and the peoples beyond geographical boundaries" opened in the Republic of Paraguay on occasion Asuncions Council Board declared Cuban poet, essayist and literary critic César López as Honourable Guest. Read More

Letter of Silvio to the town of Talca

The defense of Dr. Eduardo Contreras has made clear that I have not committed any offense and at no time I sought to offend the town of Talca. However certain media has rushed to say that I am punishing myself. Read More