Every November since 1986, the Cuban capital welcomes athletes from Cuba and other countries who register to participate in Marabana, the popular race with the highest number of participants in the largest of the Antilles.The meeting has great international prestige, since the Marabana race circuit is certified by the World Marathon Association (AIMS) and the International Athletics Federation (IAAF).
(Maya Quiroga, with information from Prensa Latina and EcuRed)
Photos by Paco Bou
The name Teodoro Guerrero y Pallarés (Havana, 1824 - Madrid, 1904) doesn’t say much even to a connoisseur of Cuban literature. But it’s worth remembering it even just for the fact that renowned writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda prefaced one of his more than twenty novels.read more >>
The complete works of Dulce Maria Loynaz (1902-1997) were published in Cuba after she received the Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 1992. The General's Daughter, as she once defined herself, left us singular narrative texts as evidence of her genius, although she considered writing prose more difficult than poems.read more >>
Juana Borrero (1878-1896), Cuban painter and writer, knew herself at eighteen years of age as saint and panther, no matter how many other pseudonyms she used in her epistolary monologues to Carlos Pío Uhrbach, her fiancé.read more >>
Towards the end of the last century, the initiative of a dreamer, supported by musicians and enthusiasts and backed by an institution, was the seed that germinated and became the luxuriant tree of Cuban jazz.read more >>
Taking advantage of the new technologies of the EmergingMedia, artist YusnierMentadohas recreated a completely black skywhere fireflies or glowworm beetles wander - a metaphor of contemporary frustrationsread more >>
The year 2013 is coming to an end and human beings still fantasize about going to the moon, a place conquered through the genius of cinematographic tricks - Georges Méliès in Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon), the first science fiction movie in film history.read more >>
Among artists, art students, specialists or experts, there is a common feeling and desire to preserve heritage, as shown in the exhibit Rodando se encuentran, which pays tribute to National Culture Day in Cuba.read more >>
Good Sale of Contemporary Cuban Art at Phillipsread more >>
The cultural life of the Cuban capital was more active than usual at the beginning of November, inclined towards the northwestern European region.
During the conference he gave at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana, professor Jean Bernabé defined orality as “collective memory of the word.”
Corales (Corals) is the title of the special programming that the Yara movie theater will exhibit from Thursday, November 21 to December 1 - a selection of prize-winning movies throughout the history of the New Latin American International Film Festival.
Born on Chacabuco Street, Buenos Aires on December 26, 1905, the daughter of Gibraltarian guitarist Antonio Nile and Spanish dancer Rosario del Río, Imperio Argentina is among the great celebrities of 20th century Spanish song.
The premiere of the documentary Crocodile Men, by filmmaker Liván Magdaleno, also a professor and assistant dean of the Faculty of Arts in Audiovisual Media Studies (FAMCA), was shown on November 21 at Havana’s Infanta Multi-screen Movie Complex.