Tilín Guajiro, Tilín Cubano: a Novel by Carlos Enríquez

The narrative work of important avant-garde painter Carlos Enríquez (Las Villas, 1900-Havana, 1957) was only known here and there through some short stories that appeared in Cuban magazines, until the publication of his first novel, set in the island’s countryside.

Although his name is not usually associated with literature or reflected in the canons so dear to our literary critics, it is certainly included in the catalogs and lists of Cuban avant-garde painters. But people who boast about knowing him thoroughly for his pictorial work may perhaps ignore the other artistic expression he developed, which was his violon d'ingres: writing. The narrative work of Carlos Enríquez (Las Villas, 1900-Havana, 1957) was only known here and there through some short stories that appeared in Cuban magazines, until the first edition, in 1939, of his novel Tilín García, which would be part of a trilogy along with La Feria de Guaicanama and La Vuelta de Chencho, the latter two published posthumously, in 1960.

Carlos Enriquez’s painting, an expressionism that reveals shapes and colors, preserves the folk traditions of farmers to get to the core of Cuban criollo essence. Like almost all ...

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Cristián Alejandro in Concert

Time has gone by, but the steps led to the same place. The rendezvous now brought us a Cristián Alejandro full of present-day sounds, with a dominion of the scene similar to that of the greats and a repertoire that enabled him to display a strong, eloquent and mature work.

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Bolivian Elections: Why Did Evo Win?

Evo Morales’ overwhelming victory has a very simple explanation: he won because his government has been, without any doubt, the best in the convulsive history of Bolivia.

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After the Curtain Goes Down at Habanarte

Interview with Anneris Ivette Leyva, Director of the Ministry of Culture’s Communication Center.

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6th Leo Brouwer Festival… Brings More than Music

With the slogan Un maridaje de músicas inteligentes (Bringing Together Intelligent Music), the 6th Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival is being promoted in Havana, in which over 300 artists from 12 countries will practically invade theaters and night centers of the Cuban capital.

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