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Jose Maria Vitier: To be religious is to believe that human beings can change (II)

“A chimera” - Cintio was a practical intellectual. He proved it in his “Marti’s Notebooks” with his essays, enlightening in very hard times. I remember “Marti in Cuba’s current hour“, written in the middle of the so-called “rafters’ crisis” and published in “Juventud Rebelde” newspaper. - In that moment he even rebukes the country. He said: “They are going away... 

Jose Maria Vitier: To be religious is to believe that human beings can change (I)

Havana, Cuba. – If you attended or saw on TV for the Mass that Pope Francis officiated last September 20 in Havana, you must have heard “Salve Regina”, which closed the cult. The piece was written by Cuban Jose Maria Vitier, which may be noticed at once, because right after the well-known Gregorian chant, a contredanse explodes and the bird that rises from the notes feels not like any... 

José Martí: La música es la más bella forma de lo bello

Un Coloquio sobre la recopilación de textos titulados José Martí y la música, del doctor Salvador Arias García, tuvo lugar en el Centro  de Estudios Martianos, subsede de la 24 Feria Internacional del Libro La Habana 2015. El intercambió contó con la participación de los especialistas Rafael Rodríguez Beltrán y Cecil Canetti, quienes  dialogaron  sobre el conocimiento y los gustos musicales...