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First “Eyeife” Electronic Fusion Music Festival announced

Havana, Cuba. – PM Records cultural institution, sponsored by the National Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music, announces the First “Eyeife” Electronic Fusion Music Festival, scheduled to be held in Havana on September 26-30. The unprecedented cultural event on the island seeks to position Cuban electronic music in international circuits, according to the Festival’s press release. The... 

Benny was like this: a man of his people

Havana, Cuba. – The figure of Benny More (Santa Isabel de las Lajas, August 24 1919 – Havana, February 19 1963) keeps growing through the years, surrounded by a halo of approaches, some accurate, others distorted. Such judgments were born of the overflowing passion of his fans or the grudges of impresarios and people of the so-called “high society.” They hated to see a black... 

Maikel Elizalde, tresero by accident?

Havana, Cuba. – The three double-stringed guitar beats time in Cuban Son and has created a school for students and players of that string instrument. It is worldwide acclaimed for the talent of musicians like Maikel Elizalde, from Villa Clara. The audacious tresero (three double-stringed guitar player), member of the famous trio Trovarroco was interviewed by Radio Cadena Habana (RCH) and he admitted... 

X Alfonso distributes new CD through social networks

Havana, Cuba. – Musician X Alfonso has begun to distribute his latest album titled “Live in Havana”, free of charge, through social networks and the website of Cuban Art Factory (FAC). This gift to his fans is a production born from a concert recorded live at the Trompoloco Tent of Cuban National Circus. It compiles well-known themes in the composer’s career, such as “Habana... 

Precursor women in Cuban music

Havana, Cuba. – Sensual and beautiful, tender and brave, Cuban women have been a source of inspiration for the music of this island since its very dawn. They are not mere hovering muses, but have played a very outstanding role in musical composition, performance and research. We pay them tribute on the occasion of last August 23, the anniversary of Cuban Women Federation (FMC). African slaves,... 

Cuban Radio, 95 years of victories

Havana, Cuba. – Many were amazed at the new wonder. Some could not explain the prodigy and some were even scared by the voices that flew through the ether. The truth is that on August 22, 1922, Cuban air was crossed by radio waves generated from its own territory for the first time. Radio was born in Cuba. The vibrant notes of our National Anthem, played by Maestro Luis Casas Romero’s orchestra,... 

New DVD dedicated to Cuban Jazz

Havana, Cuba.- “Carlos Miyares & The Cuban Quintet” is the title of saxophonist Carlos Miyares’ latest record. Miyares shines in this DVD as one of the young talented exponents of Latin Jazz in the Island. Furthermore, he displays his composition gift, because four of the seven tracks in the DVD were written by him. Carlos Miyares As the name of the record says, Miyares gathered a bunch of... 

Joaquin Borges-Triana: music as a great wealth to Cuba

Havana, Cuba. – One of the greatest contributions made by Joaquin Borges-Triana, winner of 2016 Cultural Journalism Award, is the rightful appreciation of the fame and glory brought to Cuba by our musicians, regardless of where they live. This journalist and music critic agreed to be interviewed by Radio Cadena Habana, as a colleague and a friend. His genius as brilliant communicator showed in the... 

“Juan Arrondo” Contest confers prizes

Havana, Cuba. – With a moving tribute to the famed singer Rita Montaner on her 117th birthday, the 38th National Contest of Cuban Musical Composition “Juan Arrondo” was closed last Sunday at the “Garay Theater” in Guanabacoa. The voice and charisma of the illustrious daughter of the above-mentioned village were recalled through audiovisuals with her presence, and through several vocalists... 

Trio Amanecer, combination of lute, three double-stringed guitar and piano

Havana, Cuba. – Renowned Cuban musician Efrain Amador (lute, three double-stringed guitar and guitar player); his wife, pianist Doris Oropesa, and their eldest daughter Ariadna (three double-stringed player, pianist and composer) are the members of Trio Amanecer. The latter is the couple’s youngest daughter’s name and also stands for the amalgamation of the above-mentioned string instruments...