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

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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

Global Cuba Fest featuring Cuban musicians coming to Miami Beach

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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

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba continues US tour in New York City

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Press Release The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will be performing on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8pm at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is honored to welcome this Cuban National Treasure to New York City during their first,… Read More

Dinner concert with Cuban tenors and sopranos at Havana Hotel Mercure Sevilla

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Hotel Mercure Sevilla in Habana Vieja is marketing new dinner concerts to be held every Friday night at the Roof Garden restaurant on the 9th floor of the hotel. The restaurant opens at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:30pm. The nineteen to thirty year old tenors and sopranos… Read More

Havana Jazz Festival tour offered by Authentic Cuba Travel

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

We would like to welcome our newest advertiser, Authentic Cuba Travel of Toronto Canada. Music has been a part of Cuban culture for many years and most would agree that jazz has its roots in Havana. Therefore, Havana is the perfect city for an international jazz festival. The Story of the Havana International… Read More

Cuban musician Carlos Varela to play in Boston June 16

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Cuban singer-songwriter-guitarist Carlos Varela and his band will perform for one night only at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm.  The concert, Varela’s only Boston show, is part of an eight-city U.S. tour sponsored by his longtime friend and supporter, Jackson Browne.… Read More

Cuban music concert in Miami canceled - ACLU to investigate

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal On February 2, 2001, Fuego Enterprises, Inc., a public company traded on the pink sheets under the symbol FUGI, announced that it will be organizing the first ever Fuego Cuban Music World Festival. The event was scheduled to feature an All Star line up of more than 30 Cuban… Read More

Carlos Varela tour dates bring Cuban music to the US

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Carlos Varela, the acclaimed Cuban cantautor (singer/songwriter) is coming to the United States for his first concert tour in more than a decade.  The tour has been sponsored by Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. Carlos is Cuba’s most popular folk/rock musical artist.  For thirty… Read More

Cuban musician Carlos Varela in Washington, LA next week

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Anthony Boadle | Reuters Carlos Varela, a Cuban musician barred from the United States by the Bush administration performed in Washington on Thursday and had lunch with a White House official in a new sign of a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, whose songs capture the disenchantment… Read More

Juanes Peace Without Borders concert set for Havana on September 20

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Billboard An international lineup of Latin acts will join Colombian rocker Juanes at his controversial “Paz Sin Fronteras” (Peace Without Borders) concert, scheduled for Havana, Cuba Sept. 20. The free concert, which coincides with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, will… Read More

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