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CUBA THEN: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

A beautiful new book titled CUBA THEN featuring rare and classic Cuban images from the Ramiro A. Fernández Collection will be released on April 15, 2014. The book is a tribute to Cuba’s glamorous past through hundreds of vintage Cuban photographs and ephemera. Cuba before Castro was defined by boundless… Read More

Alejandro Almenares: Elder Troubadour and Heart of Cuba’s Casa de Trova

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

La Casa de Trovas have a history as rich as Cuban cuisine. Deemed worthy of a pilgrimage by many world famous artists, La Casa de Trova in Santiago de Cuba is a second home to Alejandro Almenares. After spending a lifetime making music there with his fellow troubadours, Almenares is releasing his first… Read More

Las Corridas - antique car drag racing in Cuba

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Sports

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The streets of Havana Cuba are known to be a rolling museum of classic American cars. Recently, these cars have gone from the city streets to an abandoned airplane runway for Cuba’s newest sport… drag racing! While all the cars are all old American or Russian cars,… Read More

Marc Frank pens new book Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Marc Frank is a freelance journalist based in Cuba, who works for Thomson Reuters and the Financial Times, consults for ABC News, has contributed to the Economist. Julia Sweig, author of Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know says “Marc Frank is the best foreign journalist reporting from Cuba today. We… Read More

Vintage Cuban watch brand Cuervo y Sobrinos, elegant since 1882

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Cuervo y Sobrinos holds a unique position, a tradition and identity which differentiate the brand created in Havana but, made in Switzerland, from any other brand of watch making. Cuervo y Sobrinos is the only Swiss fine watch-making brand that can boast real and proven Latin… Read More

Great video of classic American cars in Cuba, Hemingway and Old Havana

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago, with family ties to the island nation, and Arthur St. Antoine, an aficionado of the works of Ernest Hemingway, as well as fine Cuban cigars, spend a week in the forbidden paradise exploring the classic car culture of Cuba, borne as much from necessity as passion, and come… Read More

Global Cuba Fest featuring Cuban musicians coming to Miami Beach

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal With little fan fare and apparently even less marketing, the Global Cuba Fest will happen in Miami Beach from March 15 to the 17th. The FUNDarte and Miami Light Project present the Global Cuba Fest in Miami Beach. The Deauville Hotel Jazz Club will host some the best Cuban… Read More

Yoani Sanchez to speak at Cuba Symposium in NYC on March 15

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

The Revolution Recodified is a three-day conference at The New School and New York University about the impact of digital technology in Cuban culture and society. For more than a decade, Cuban artists, musicians, independent journalists and librarians have teamed with computer scientists and engineers… Read More

Galeria Cubana to auction Cuban art by Edel Bordon for hurricane relief

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Art

Galeria Cubana of Boston (and Provincetown in the summer) is sponsoring a Hurricane Sandy Relief Auction on Friday December 7 from 5 to 9 pm in Boston. To gather support for the auction, the gallery will have on exhibition, works on canvas and paper by Edel Bordon, Reinaldo Campillo, Sandra Dooley, Guillermo… Read More

Cuba’s past, present and future in one weekend - February 15 to 17 2013 in Miami

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

From ICCAS press release The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami has opened enrollment for an intensive three-day Cuban Studies Certificate Program to be held from February 15 – 17, 2013. The weekend program’s expert instructors use a multi-disciplinary… Read More

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