Cuba50 newsletter: March 2018

All the latest culture news from Cuba and events coming up around the UK


WIN TICKETS to see Eliades Ochoa live in London in April read>

WIN TICKETS to see Ariwo + Soundspecies live in London April read>

"Percussion is my passion" Cuban female musician Brenda Navarette interviewed as the Fiesta del Tambor kicked off in Havana this month read>She also interviewed about her new album 'Mi Mundo' and her part in the current female vanguard in Cuban music read>

Female film editor and director, Miriam Talavera is winner of Cuba's National Film Award for 2018 - during her 55 year long career she has worked on many great films including 'Strawberry & Chocolate' and 'To a Certain Point' read>

Why do my friends cry? Four women tell their powerful stories in new Cuban feature film by Magda González Grau. Is 2018 a good year for female filmmakers in Cuba? read>

"I don't like 'happily ever after'": Young Cuban female fiction writer Yeney de Armas talks about the British rock music heroes that have inspired her writing read>

"My country makes dreams possible, especially those of women..." Cuban female writer Yanetsy Pino Reina is winner of Casa De las Americas literary prize in the Womens Studies category read>

Watch Miriam Talavera's 1992 documentary 'Espiral' about Cuban ballet legend, Alicia Alonso, on youtube here>

Watch and listen to the beautiful live version of Ariwo's track 'Fall to Earth' on Youtube here>

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