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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

Head of Cuban cigar factory Partagas allegedly arrested in Havana

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Various bloggers are reporting that the head of the Partagas factory in Havana, Abel Exposito, was arrested last week. Since there is no official word from Cuban authorities, information contained in this article cannot be verified. The alleged charges are for cigar smuggling to Switzerland and foreign… Read More

Cuba news weekly wrap up

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Five stars or no stars, life is a beach By Desmond Boylan | Reuters The variety of options and price range for vacationing in Cuba, for either Cubans or foreigners, is vast. Let’s take the average Cuban family, with an income of roughly $20 (500 pesos) per month from the husband and around $10 from… Read More

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

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

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

Monday morning Cuba news

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Interesting news and information articles to start your week recommended by Rob Sequin of Havana Journal. In no particular order… Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle By Juan Tamayo | El Nuevo Herald Would-be donors say business is bad, there’s fatigue over the Cuba issue, and… Read More

Dengue fever now in 58% of Cuba municipalities

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Healthcare

Here is a news article released by the Cuban government connected DTCuba.com: According to Cuban authorities, the existence of infection sources was confirmed in 98 of the 169 Cuban municipalities, with a significant increase in 23 of them. The most critical situation is reported in the 15 municipalities… Read More

Cuba as described in 1822 Cooke’s World Atlas

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The text below is from the George Alexander Cooke World Atlas dated 1822. This book is packed with maps of countries and descriptive text about them. The book is 5” thick! I scanned the text about Cuba from the book, ran it through an optical recognition scanner, edited… Read More

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

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

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

Eusebio Leal in Washington DC to speak on preservation of Cuban architecture

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Architecture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal On Friday May 18, Havana City Historian Dr. Eusebio Leal will be in Washington DC at the Brookings Institute to speak on the restoration and transformation of Old Havana, and the broader opportunities and challenges of urban redevelopment and its effects on Cuba’s economy.… 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

Rare Carlos Sabrino Cuban painting found at auction

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Art

Michael Lawrence | Galeria Frozen Beauty Carlos Sobrino (Cuban, 1909 - 1980) Like the modern artists of WW2 era Germany, master Cuban artist Carlos Sobrino was almost erased into obscurity by the new Castro regime. Early on, Sobrino chose exile rather than live under the escalating oppressions of Fidel… Read More

Cuba Watch Newsletter - Issue #8

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

We are proud to put out our Cuba Watch Newsletter on a regular basis to about 750 subscribers. Today we sent out issue #8 with the content featured below. To see this issue full of links out to articles that enhance the information, please see the archived issue. News and Information Sections - Business… Read More

Pope confirms Cuba trip for March 26-28 this year

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

EFE Pope Benedict XVI approved the itinerary for the trip he will make on March 26-28 to Cuba, where he will be received by President Raul Castro, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Cuba, or COCC, said Sunday. The pontiff will travel from Mexico to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, 944 kilometers… Read More

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