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Cienfuegos Filmmaker Produces Documentary on Cuban Musicologist

Cienfuegos Filmmaker Produces Documentary on Cuban Musicologist

A documentary about Cuban musicologist Jesús Gómez...

Towards the growth of critical musical thinking in Cienfuegos

Towards the growth of critical musical thinking in Cienfuegos

Music criticism in Cienfuegos is an exercise that...

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    More than 4,000 works by Cuban children, youth...

  • Cienfuegos Filmmaker Produces Documentary on Cuban Musicologist

    Cienfuegos Filmmaker Produces Documentary on...

  • Towards the growth of critical musical thinking in Cienfuegos

    Towards the growth of critical musical thinking...

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The Cuban cinema is in good condition

This December started so cold, maybe because of the warmth of the 36th Cinema Festival. In Havana the temperature did not go over 24 degrees, not even a single day. Despite that, there were many people making lines at the cinemas. It was wonderful! I saw many boys and girls dressed like if there were 30 degrees. Off course, most of the cinema lovers wore their coats. 

I think that the first and most important award for each of the competing films - and I quote the actor Jorge Perugorría - who said that it is the audience and its complicity with the loved films. or silence and refusal in the case of movies not very well welcomed. Such a massive attendance was justified by the fact that the film sample was of the highest quality with and international diversity supported by several awards and recognitions in very important cinema festivals across the world. There were also five Cuban films in the competence. Films like "La pared de las palabras" by Fernando Pérez; "Conducta" by Ernesto Daranas; "Fátima o el Parque de la Fraternidad" by Jorge Perugorría; "Venecia" by Enrique Álvarez; and "Vestido de Novia" by Marilyn Solaya in addition to a non-competing film by Juan Carlos Cremata: "Contigo pan y cebolla". Five out of these films were premiered in this event. 

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Poetry in foundation times

A group of cinema producers gathered in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1967. Those were the times of the military dictatorships that devastated Latin America which killed thousands of young people who knowing the value of revolution (a lesson that still must be learned today) face the dictatorships and died over the pavement. The cinema producers gathered in Chile were part of that movement that wanted to erase the years of darkness and design a better future in Latin America. 

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I´ll ask (the Saints) the same you ask for me

Cuba is a traditionally religious country A religious spirituality throbs - along with other elements- within its cultural tradition. Just a few seconds before midnight she bows next to the ceiba tree - Iroko, the sacred tree - and she pays a tribute while whispering something that just the can understand. Some seconds later and Yéssica is just a small figure wearing a white mantle and a skirt which barely hint a clearness that shades while she walks away during Rancho Boyeros´ midnight.

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