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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

Corina Mestre and the poetry of her theater

A girl sits in front of the television set. A man talks and she looks at the clock with the usual impatience. She looks dwon to her feet. The man finally stops talking. The “Papaloteros”, a television adventure show begins. A woman is displayed on the screen. Everything is black and white. The girl stands, runs and looks for her mother: "that one, what is her name"?. Corina Mestre, she is one of the best of Cuba, answers the mother and goes back to the kitchen.

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When the Cuban theater represented the redemptive countryside

Havana at the beginning of 1869 gathered most of the supporters to the Spanish colonial rule of the island, from all social layers, while the Cuban population was under the extreme surveillance and control to avoid the last colonial capital of the Spanish empire to show  any sign of rebellion and sympathy to the independents ideas of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in his sugar mill La Demajagua on October 10th in the previous year.

Read more: When the Cuban theater represented the redemptive countryside

Amelia Peláez, open sky identity.

When on January 8th 1959 the rebels of the Caravan of Freedom entered in Havana, at the top of La Rampa street at El Vedado there was already an imposing tourist installation, that exhibited in its facade a splendid mural of ceramics. The hotel, opened just a year before, belonged to the American chain Hilton. The bilders had ordered the mural to one of the most recognized Cuban artists, Amelia Peláez. During three months, from January 8th, Fidel Castro would install his headquarters at room 2324. The bearded, just arrived from the Sierra Maestra, radically changed the human surroundings of the hotel. Shortly after, when passing to state administration, the hotel also changed its name to Habana Libre.

Read more: Amelia Peláez, open sky identity.

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