Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban

Ya va faltando poco para la exposición de la artista cubana Nadia García Porras en la Fábrica de Arte Cubano. Aquí les dejo la invitación para aquellos que estarán en La Habana el 16 de Agosto y se puedan dar un saltico por la F.A.C. Esto va a estar muy interesante! Yo, como estoy lejos, […]

The Bay Area Flamenco Festival will have a very special flamenco singer this Sunday: Diego El Cigala. I had a previous post a couple of months ago regarding his presentation in Toronto at the beginning of November and now I see a poster at Emeryville that promotes his show this weekend at the UC Berkeley. […]

This video was directed by X Alfonso in order to promote the Lizt Alfonso Ballet show “Vida”. The interpreters of the song are Omara Portuondo and Eme Alfonso/ Ele Valdes from Sintesis.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Company will have a show in New York on November 3rd, 2011 at the New York City Center (NYCC). The presentation will be a part of the Fall for Dance Festival which will be running from Oct,27th to Nov,6th. The show “Pa’ Cuba me voy” (2001) will be performed by 17 female dancers […]

On Sunday, October,9th we danced to the playa music again and got a bit of the vibe from Burning Man, the last bit of energy for 2010. The Decompression Party was probably a 1% of what Burning Man is, a small replica of the most amazing festival and party in the world. The crowd was […]

The dates for the Jazz Plaza Festival this year are December 15th to the 18th and it will be devoted to classical music. I was going through their website and looking at the great list of musicians participating this year. The list is precious. A trip to Havana it is definitely not a bad idea! […]

San Franciscans had the second day of the Bluegrass Festival at the Golden Gate Park. Yesterday we were there for a couple of hours in the afternoon but today we spent most of the day under the beautiful and strong sun,drinking and dancing. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Hugh Laurie and his […]

Dieguito el Cigala will bring the flamenco feeling to Toronto this fall. He will be performing at Koerner Hall on November/4th/2011. Love to see Toronto dressed up and ready to party with great Spanish musicians. One of his world famous collaborations are with Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes (CD: Lagrimas Negras) and in 2010 he has […]

  Mañana Domingo, 3 de Julio-2011 nuestro maravilloso Pedro Luis Ferrer estará tocando en el Teatro Mella en La Habana, a las 8:30 pm. Lo acompañará su hija Lena Ferrer y su hermano Raul Ferrer. Si solo estuviera en La Habana… Que viva el talento familiar y que vengan muchos más conciertos de Pedro.  

Bluesfest has a list of amazing rock artists this year. Lots of famous bands will be performing in the capital and while going through the list I saw that the Cuban band Sierra Maestra was included in the programme too. The show will be on Thursday, July, 7th, 2011 at the National Bank stage and […]

Jane Bunnett is a Toronto renowned saxophonist, flutist and composer who has been working, along with trumpeter Larry Cramer, with Cuban musicians since the early 80’s. The CD “Spirits of Havana” recorded in 1993, features gifted artists like Merceditas Valdes (voice) and piano masters like Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Frank Emilio Flynn. I believe this CD […]

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Alfonso’s troupe will have a presentation on Mar/2nd at the Hammerson Hall in Mississauga. The dancers of this company stand out for their perfection and coordination in their choreographies. The combination of flamenco and Afro-Cuban rhythms are there to present very unique performances. Lizt Alfonso created the company in 1991 and have been devoted to […]