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Trinidad, the place to experience Cuba’s diversity


Trinidad boasts four of the six principal tourist destinations in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in the center of the island. It is not only one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, but also offers the beach at Ancón, one of the most popular on the southern coast of Cuba, as well as natural sites like Topes de Collantes and the Valle de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), along with the city.  Sigue leyendo

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Portrait of the Cuban School of Ballet.

Portrait of the Cuban School of Ballet, a photographic tribute to the historic Cuban National Ballet School released by Nazraeli Press, explores the characteristics that distinguish the Cuban style, its rich cultural inheritance, and legacy.
The Cuban National Ballet School in Havana is one of the largest ballet schools in the world, and one of the most prestigious. The School was established in 1962 in a collective effort financed by the revolutionary government to revive Cuba’s languishing cultural programs. Founders, Alicia and Fernando Alonso devised and codified a methodology based in the traditions of the European schools and adapted to express a Latin sensibility and aesthetic.

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Hidden Voices and Cubanism, Aruán Ortiz Trio.

Aruán Ortiz  , who was born into the Cuban world of total music in 1973, spent his boyhood walking through the working class streets of his home city Santiago de Cuba. There, he experienced popular music, folkloric dance companies, random amateur guitarists, vocalists jamming and singing, choirs, rumba-percussion and Cuban-Haitian groups — all this while simultaneously exposed to European classical music at the local conservatory. Sigue leyendo

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