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REVIEW Chano Pozo – Rumbero Mayor

By 03 June, 2019

It would be tempting to argue that the hot-blooded, fast-living rumbero of African origin from the slums of Havana was the inventor of what became known as Cubop or Afro-Cuban jazz. Certainly the course of Latin music history... Read Article

REVIEW Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story

By 12 April, 2019

For those not familiar, Carlos Acosta, born in Cuba in ’73  into an impoverished family, is one of the most well renowned ballet dancers in history. Raise the curtains, cue the lights, and get ready to experience the... Read Article

REVIEW Candelaria

By 05 April, 2018

Candelaria (Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, 2017) is a heartwarming but rickety Havana tale of rediscovering sensuality later in life, without the abounding possibilities of youth or money. Candelaria and Víctor Hugo (played by Verónica Lynn and Alden Knight) are... Read Article

Chapter 6: Final Day of MANANA

By 03 February, 2017

Day 6, 6th May 2016 Milillian Galis is widely considered to be a living master of the batá drums and, some years ago, he had throat cancer. Now he speaks through an electrolarynx, which is literally a voice... Read Article

REVIEW Transit Havana

By 06 July, 2016

Director Daniel Abma has created a film that shows the reality of Cuba in many layers, some of which are subtle and some that are not. The name of the film itself, Transit Havana gives one the impression... Read Article