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Let the Guitar Raise its Hand, let friendship raise its hand

The rain didn't stop us from attending the launching of the book " Que Levante la Mano la Guitarra", " Let the Guitar Raise its Hand" written by authors Victor Casaus and Luis Rogelio Nogueras, and that also the statement that there will be enough books to be sold would be true, because an hour before that event started, the books had sold out , as Victor and Silvio continued to sign those in the hands of the crowd that was present. Read More

Cuba concert remembers John Lennon

An outdoor rock concert took place Sunday afternoon in Havana to remember John Lennon on the 26th anniversary of his assassination. The event was sponsored by the Cuban chapter of the In Defense of Humanity Network and chaired by Minister of Culture Abel Prieto and Omar Gonzalez Read More

Vocal Sampling: a peculiar band

It began as a joke and has become a technical challenge today. The members of the Cuban group Vocal Sampling sound like a band, but they do not use instruments. Read More

Haydée Milanés in Puerto Rico

Young Cuban singer Haydée Milanés to perform in several recitals this December in Puerto Rico, where she arrived after her performances in New York, also accompanied by her new CD, whose sleeve only carries her name, Haydée, and in which she sings works by the also Cuban instrumentalist Descemer Bueno Read More

Presenting homage disc Con el permiso de Bola

Cuban musicians Francisco Céspedes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba presented Wednesday evening , Dec 6, in Mexico City the disc Con el permiso de Bola they themselves co-produced. The phonogram is made in homage to the great musician Ignacio Jacinto Villa, Bola de Nieve (1911-1971), born in Guanabacoa, Havana and died in Mexico FD, while en route to Lima (Peru), where he would have several performances. Read More

A peculiar sound in Los Tambores de Bejucal

Los Tambores de Bejucal (Bejucal Drums) has just obtained the National Community Culture Award, rounding off a great number of recognitions won on and off the island. That outstanding folkloric group, emerged 44 years ago -on December 6, 1962-, from the fusion of the accompanying congas of Las Charangas de Bejucal Read More

The U.S. Government has fined director Oliver Stone for illegally traveling to Cuba. According to a tersely-worded Department of Treasury document released Dec. 1, the IXTLAN Corp. of Santa Monica, Ca. " Stones production company " will pay $6,322.20 to "resolve allegations of violations of the Cuban embargo." The violations occurred between Feb. 2002 and May 2003. Read More

Cubas Symphonic Orchestras gather in Havana

Classical music lovers in the Cuban capital will be treated with a series of concerts during the Third National Meeting of Symphonic Orchestras from December 16 to 23. Read More

Gente D' Zona and Las Anacaonas to Italy and Colombia

The Cuban groups of Cuban popular music Gente D' Zona and Las Anacaonas, belonging to the catalogs from Musicalia and Clave Cubana respectively, both from ARTEX S.A, will make important tours during the last month of 2006 and the first months of next year. Read More

Los VAN VAN at the Kool Haus Tonight

Tonight just might be the Cuban music event of the year in Toronto. It's the Los Van Van concert at the Kool Haus. For almost 40 years, Los Van Van has been on the cutting edge of Cuban dance music, developing fusions, rhythms and patterns of playing drums and piano. Read More

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