Cuba: Los Van Van Nominated for a Grammy Once Again

The Cuban music group Los Van Van celebrated on Friday its nomination for the Grammy Awards, after an extensive tour of the United States.

The current director of the band, Samuel Formell, in statements to Cuban television, spoke about the decision of the Grammy committee on their latest album, La Fantasía, turned into the best-selling album this year by the Cuban record label EGREM, Cubasi reported on July 29.
The CD, released in December 2014 to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of Los Van Van, was a musical success with sales of nearly eight thousand copies.
La Fantasía is also a tribute to the late founder of the band, Juan Formell, who chose the same record label to record some 15 CDs.
During a tour that recently took them to 24 U.S. cities and to Puerto Rico, Los Van Van had the opportunity to promote songs included in the album.
EGREM art and repertoire director Pedro Pablo Cruz confirmed the preparation of a CD entitled Great Hits ...

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Cuban Omara Portuondo and Diego "El Cigala" Perform in Portugal

The tour starring Cuban artist Omara Portuondo and Spanish flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" arrived on Tuesday in Portugal, after performing in Belgium, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.

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Habanarte Returns with Musical Innovations

From September 8 through 18 the third edition of the Habanarte Festival will be held in the Cuban capital. This year the first international music forum Primera Linea will be included.

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Key West in José Martí

Key West was, for José Marti's revolutionary work, a vital element. Its community was noted for its patriotism, fervor, generosity and perseverance.

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The Reality of Engraving in Cuba Has Been Changing

So affirms Octavio Irving Hernández, present director of the Havana Experimental Graphics Workshop and president of the 9th National Engraving Meeting, which will open its doors in the capital next September 23.

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