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Cuadernos Papiro (Papyrus Papers). Challenge and act of faith

By Orestes Machín   Located in a beautiful historic mansion in Holguin, there is no way to walk around among the antiquated machinery and sheets of paper " still wet " hanging from clotheslines, witho

Jazz Plaza Festival. A nameless party

"At the end of 1978 I received a call from the fellow Barbara Castillo (Baby), who served as head of activities at the House of Culture in Plaza. She wanted me to take some jazz shows weekly.

Cuban graphic Humor in San Francisco

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists held its convention from October 9 through the 12 in the city of San Francisco, California. It is common for American colleagues to meet annually in a

Magic in Guanahacabibes

In 1971 Unesco began the project "Man and Biosphere", which aimed to reconcile the mentality and the use of natural resources, outlining the current concept of sustainable development. As part of that


In La Casa Vieja,  by Cuban playwright Abelardo Estorino, Esteban, the protagonist, says a beautiful and provocative phrase: "I believe in what is alive and changes". This is the concept and inspiratio


I am in January 1974. I descend the ladder of an airplane from the CSA airline in Budapest, capital of Hungary. The direction of the magazine El Caimán Barbudo, where I work as editor in Havana, has ap

We are: the art that heals us

The 34th edition of Fiesta del Fuego in Santiago de Cuba came to reaffirm what we already had confirmed in the last Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) in Holguin: The Somos project, led by Master Alber

A Bird of High Standing

"The circus is the only dream that can become true before our eyes." Ernest Hemingway

Jazz made by cubans today: same and different

No one who is a scholar of Cuban musical events in recent years, could ignore the good time Cuban jazz lives today, both at home and within the Diaspora, and thanks to the Jazz- Plaza festival which ha

PMM: dancing in another house

Again the public disregarded the knell birds, like that amazing night when Los Van Van rocked Miami, and joyful and loud people went beyond the barriers even with carnival masks, and God knows even the