22-24 March 2018 | Havana / Cuba
At the Almendares Park : Along the banks of the Almendares River is Parque Almendares, also known as Bosque de La Habana (Havana’s Forest). This is the only urban forest in the city and is a recreational area for Habaneros that includes activities such as children’s playground, pony rides, mini-golf, boating and open-air snack bar. Also located here is Anfiteatro Almendares, the only amphitheater in Cuba designed for string-operated puppets where both children and adults can enjoy puppet shows, concerts, magic acts, etc.
All you want to know about the Festival is HERE
Jazz Plaza Official Site – If Cuba was the only country in the world, earth would be known as the music planet.
That’s why global celebs and jazz aficionados flock to legendary Cuba like pilgrims to Mecca for the Havana International Jazz Festival.
Sensuous Cuba is a nation of intense rhythms, colors, emotions, aromas and flavors. What travelers remember most is its ubiquitous pulsating music – and the passionate friendly islanders who make and revel in it.
Cuba’s a music machine pumping out wall-to-wall sound that fuels the global music scene. Come visit Cuba with us. Jump into its audio inferno of Afro-cuban beats, Latin jazz and swirling salsa, and dizzying son and rumba.
We’ve been helping music lovers experience the richness of Cuban life and culture since 1997. Our Jazz tours follow the official Jazz Plaza programs of the Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Ministry of Culture.
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From the Original / Harvard University Jazz Band Visit Cuba Video & description post in YouTube
Appreciating Cuban music – its vast diversity, and how deeply sewn into the social and political fabric of the country it is – was at the heart of the Jazz Band’s historic trip.
The fast-paced, 8-day musical adventure marked the group’s first tour in 25 years, and Terry, a saxophonist and chekeré ( West African percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads … In Cuba, the chekeré, also known as aggué -abwe-, is a large, hollow gourd ~50 cm long, approx. 19 1⁄2 in) player who joined Harvard’s faculty in 2015, organized an itinerary to not only showcase Cuba’s musical vibrancy, but also illuminate recent efforts to rescue and preserve many of the age-old traditions.
Music scholarship framed every day’s activities for the band, which passed traditional Havana tourist sites such as Revolution Square and the Capitol building with only glancing views.
Instead, Terry took students to hear performances from the likes of Orquesta Tipica (typical Orchestra) Miguel Failde in Matanzas, the birthplace of music and dance traditions called rumba and danzon (official musical genre and dance of Cuba) respectively.
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Another goal scored against those who continue to draw the beautiful island as a missing point on the map of the social digital dynamics.
Reflejos (Reflections) is a platform created under the .cu domain (cubava.cu), from 100 x 100 Cuban servers that users can access freely and at no cost from the Youth Computer Club or other device and in which they have a space to share opinions, interests and needs in text format, images and videos, far from the censorship that other platforms apply to the bloggers who try to share their truth from the island, the truth that the big media hide us, which has no echo in the networks.
It is a tool designed and programmed by the Clubs themselves based on the content management made available to Cuban Internet users.
You can search for real cubans blogs from A to Z …. HERE
Recommend: Arte Comic – Magazine and digital platform dedicated to promote the comic as an art, its development in Cuba and other areas of the planet, as well as the JORNADAS ARTECÓMIC event, the only convention dedicated to the ninth art on the island.
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Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is a group of 16 young contemporary dancers graduating in the excellent schools of the island that develop their work in a collective creative process. Malpaso was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana and Fernando Saez.
Malpaso Dance Company is an associate company of Joyce Theater Productions and they are currently performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the work Dreaming of Lions, an excellent and impeccable proposal that has the musical accompaniment of Arturo O’Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.