Emerging

Emerging will be a meeting place for debate, information, dialogue and action. From theater, film, music and literature to daily social imagery and its multiple settings, we will create a space for conversation, understanding and, above all, for the acceptance of the complex and multiple identities of women.

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Iván Carbonell Guerra (Machuty), is an art instructor who was born in Camagüey in 1984.  He has taught workshops in Drawing, Painting and Art Appreciation for community projects of Floridain municipality in the province of Camagüey. His plastic visions pertaining to the environment are put into practice in his World Cultural Heritage city, and his online interactive art project entitled SOS por la Naturaleza (SOS for Nature) is an example. Member of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), he includes community actions in his artistic work that impact lifestyles. 

With many exhibitions and awards won in the country, mainly in Camagüey, Matuchy approaches Cubanow to share with you, the reader, his work.

 

Translated by Roberto Espí Valero

Revised by Simon Wollers

There Was No Initiation Ceremony: José Manuel Prieto in Cuban Literature

With clear intention and without sacrificing literary quality, writer and translator José Manuel Prieto (Havana, 1962), although he lives outside of Cuba, does not include in his narrative texts any symbolic glimmer or spaces identifiable with some place of national geography or history.

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Wendy Guerra: Postmodern Updating of the Diary as a Genre

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra (Havana, 1970) enjoys widespread distribution in international media and circuits. Her novels are built from diaries, thanks to which protagonists can tell their stories from a very personal vision and free from sociopolitical and moral imperatives.

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Nicolás Heredia: between Light and Shadow

Nicolás Heredia (Santo Domingo, 1855-U.S.A., 1901) did not hide his admiration for the society of the United States, which he regarded as a model for Cubans to follow. However, in his best known novel he warned that "what is planned in the North is not easily done in the South."

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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, the Great

The writing of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Camagüey, 1814-Madrid, 1873), ambitious and adventurous, sought its subjects in various epochs and numerous nations. She left us an erudite and bookish work, both passionate and reflective, which highlights an ongoing concern: social marginalization.

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  • Harold López-Nussa on Tour around the United States

    Interview with talented young Cuban musician Harold López-Nussa

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    The Artistic Transparency of Argos Theater

    A unique showcase of the scenographic work of one of the most representative groups of Cuban theater is displayed in the Raúl Oliva gallery, at the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center.

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    Mario Conde on the Big Screen

    The film Return to Ithaca, directed by Laurent Cantet, will be premiered at the Venice Film Festival at the end of August. It is based on an excerpt from The Novel of my Life, one of the most popular books written by the Cuban author Leonardo Padura Fuentes.

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    Special Encounters in Havana’s Trompoloco Big Top

    This summer, the Trompoloco big top in Havana’s Playa municipality welcomed recognized national and international figures from the circus world. The Thang Long Water Puppet Theater also performed there for the second time.

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    Dimas Bencomo’s Existential Chronicles

    We interviewed young artist Dimas Bencomo on the occasion of his most recent solo show. It’s open until the end of September in the temporary gallery of the Casa Museo Oswaldo Guayasamín in the capital’s historical center.

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    Juan Arrondo, the Bohemian Troubadour

    Cuban composer Juan Arrondo resembles a fictional character, in that during his entire life he carried a guitar under his arm singing his songs with inexhaustible inspiration

    The Exodus of the People of Villa Clara during the Ten Years War

    This is the first of a series of research pieces on forgotten stories of the Cuban independence wars in the 19th century - specifically in the central part of the island.

    Trejo’s Pure Smile

    The last recollection about the first student martyr in the anti-Machado struggle: A chronicle by Cuban writer and journalist Pablo de la Torriente Brau, entitled La última sonrisa de Rafael Trejo (Rafael Trejo's Last Smile)

    The Creator of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Havana’s Hotel Nacional

    Walt Disney was a hard-working and talented artist gifted with far-sighted vision and the capacity to materialize what he imagined. In time this would make him known as the Magician of animated cartoons, who founded enterprises, studios and developed techniques valid still today.

    Between Zanjón and Jarao: The Forgotten Feat of General Bonachea

    Another forgotten drama of Cuban independence during the lesser known years of the wars (February 1868 - April 1879).