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Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

The sonorities with which Pancho Amat has been...

March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in Cienfuegos

March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in Cienfuegos

With lamps and clocks, the second edition of the...

Eliseo Diego and

Eliseo Diego and "the terrible splendor of being alive".

It has been 27 years since the great Cuban poet...

  • Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

    Memories of Pancho Amat in instrumental format

  • March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in Cienfuegos

    March of lamps and clocks for handicrafts in...

  • Eliseo Diego and

    Eliseo Diego and "the terrible splendor of being...

Articles

Craftsmen, among felt and expressed needs

The rough way to get access to raw materials to make their works an the quality of the resulting work where the major thees at the Balance Assembly by the Cuban Association of Artisan Artists (ACAA) in Cienfuegos, corresponding to years 2011-2015. "There is no way for us to buy wood (…) As time passes we are fewer, we were 32 and now we are just 8. They have had to go to other art expression and (…) once you quit it is very difficult to return", said Ibrahim Ocampo Almeida - who works in carving - to those who attended included Rubén del Valle, president of the National Council of Plastic Arts and Dámaso Crespo, national president of the organization which local members were present.  

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Benny Moré´s last pianist

Benny Moré continues to be one of the greatest Cuban musicians: he is a symbol of Cuban country music, behemian life, cafés, bars, cabarets, theaters and shows. He is one of the America´s greatest composers, and orchestra conductor. He learned empirically, but with a brilliant office. He is the Best of Rhythm, the legend, the myth. In Cuba there are still some of the members (musicians and choir) from Benny Moré´s Giant band, and one of them is Lazaro Oscar Valdés, the last pianist from the author of Santa Isabel de las Lajas.  

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Cienfuegos´ carnival in history

For the Cubans, a country that breathes joy, carnivals hava a special meaning. According to Literature, from the 17th century the patriots used such events to show their hostility towards the class in power. The claims and protests of the revolutionaries were perceived in manuscripts, days of masks, jokes and disguises, and in the letters of the songs called out by the people.

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