In Cuba U.S. President Barack Obama


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Havana architecture plays a leading role in the art form of designer and visual artist Ileana Mulet Batista (Holguín, 1952).

Information from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba

From April 18 to 21, 2016, a delegation of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities of the United States of America, composed of executives of this Committee and other U.S. entities, will visit our country accompanied by a large group of artists and intellectuals, among other invited guests.


Congress Should Lift the Blockade Once and for All, Says Obama at Business Forum

The lifting of the blockade by Congress once and for all is one of the ways to help Cubans, reiterated on Monday, March 21, U.S. President Barack Obama, on an official visit to the Caribbean island until March 22.


Cuban Entrevoces Choir to Accompany The Rolling Stones

The Entrevoces Choir, directed by National Music Award winner Digna Guerra, will be the only Cuban group to accompany the London band the Rolling Stones during its only concert in Havana, scheduled for March 25.


President Barack Obama Pays Tribute to José Martí

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, paid tribute in Havana on Monday, March 21, to National Hero José Martí, accompanied by Salvador Valdés, Vice-president of the Cuban Council of State.

  • Daniel Taboada, a Prophet of Restoration in Cuba

    The vernacular is a philosophy of life, says prestigious architect Daniel Taboada Espiniella, 2015 winner of the National Cultural Heritage Award for Lifetime Work.


    The Delicious Cuban Gastrotheca

    Although culinary music is present in all countries and is a synonym for native customs and idiosyncrasies, there are nations that exhibit a much richer and more expressive staff than usual, as is Cuba’s case.


    Gabriel García Márquez: From the Printed Page to the Screen

    Although the challenge – and the risk – of adapting a work of Gabriel García Márquez to the screen is quite large, his narrative has sufficient charm so that numerous directors have raced to the endeavor of being the most authentic and successful film producers of the work of the Colombian Nobel Prize winner.


    The Debt of Cuban Cinema Clubs to Julio García Espinosa

    With Julio García Espinosa's death, the last of those who composed that initial group making a dream come a national cinematography in 1959 is gone. In fact, Julio did not initially integrate what could be considered the “foundational core” of the emerging Cuban Institute of Cinematic Arts and Industry (ICAIC, for its Spanish acronym).


    El Caney Fruit: a Classic of Cuban Gastronomy

    Talking about El Caney of the eastern side of the island and honey is a cacophony, because all the fruit harvested in that blessed land of the province of Santiago de Cuba creates a more difficult habit to eradicate that eating chocolate or succumb to love.


    Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club and Gente de Zona Nominated to 2016 Billboard Awards

    Well-known Cuban music group Buena Vista Social Club (BVSC) and the island’s Gente de Zona duo have been nominated in several categories to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards of Latin Music. The ceremony will take place on Thursday at the Bank United Center of the University of Miami, United States.

    Cuba’s Septeto Santiaguero to Perform at New York’s Lincoln Center

    Renowned Cuban traditional music group Septeto Santiaguero will perform on June 28 at the Lincoln Center of New York, U.S.A., as part of the annual show Midsummer Night Swing.

    Low-Budget Cinema is having a Party

    The 12th edition of the International Festival of Low-Budget Cinema is under way in the coastal city of Gibara –permanent venue of the meeting founded by Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás- and will end on April 24.

    Cuba and the United States Establish New Cultural Bonds

    Cuba’s Culture Minister Julián González expressed in Havana on April 20 his satisfaction with the bonds being established between his country and the United States, on the occasion of the visit of a delegation to the island of more than 70 personalities from the northern nation.

    U.S. Artists and Intellectuals Meet with Colleagues at Havana’s Animation Studios

    Members of the delegation of artists, intellectuals and guests of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities of the United States visiting Cuba since Monday, held exchanges on April 19 with directors, actors and representatives of Cuban cinema at the Animation Studios of Havana’s Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC).