Cuba50: Celebrating Cuban Culture 

May 2023

Cuba’s first superhero feature length animation 
‘La Súper’ by Ernesto Piña with screenwriter Hugo Rivalta has a feminist superheroine Yudeisi, a young chemistry teacher with a vocation for justice particularly against sexist violence. Read all about it here and watch the trailer
60 years of EGREM: feel the music
As Cuba’s most famous recording company celebrates its 60th birthday this year we look back at its illustrious history, its legendary studios and what it plans for the future.
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Review: Iya Songs for the Mothers
London Lucumi Choir’s 17-year project to bring people together to sing and connect through songs from the Afro-Cuban branch of Orisha worship has produced a beautiful new album.
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"Culture as an engine of sustainable development and peace" 
The first International Congress of Cultural Heritage and the G-77 meeting of Culture Ministers are taking place in Havana stressing the importance of cultural diversity and youth engagement
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Cubans nominated for UK Dance awards
AcostaDanza and a member of the company, Cuban dancer Zeleidy Crespo, have been nominated for the UK National Dance Awards
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Sun 7 May, London
Celebration of the International Day of the Son

Cuban son dance masterclasses for all levels, social dancing, food and drink, performance. With Damarys Farres of DCuban School, Juan Carlos Pacheco and more. Read more
18-20 May, Norwich
Acosta Danza Up Close

An intimate evening of dance curated by Carlos Acosta, from the company’s diverse repertoire of choreography, including the work of young Cuban choreographers Beatriz García and Raúl Reinoso. Read more
25 May, London
Ahmed Dickinson & Eduardo Martin

Last night of tour of UK-based Cuban guitarist Ahmed with Grammy nominee fellow Cuban guitarist and composer Eduardo. Read more
28 May, Manchester
Eliades Ochoa

The star of Buena Vista Social Club, known as Mr Chan Chan in his hometown of Santiago de Cuba, Eliades’ unique guitar and vocal style have made him a champion of Cuban country music. Read more
17 June, London
Film: Strawberry and Chocolate

A young communist student meets a flamboyant gay artist in this much-loved, Oscar-nominated modern classic from the late Cuban director Tomas Alea. Screening plus Q&A. Read more
Friday nights, London
Viva Cuba! live Cuban bands

Every friday night Ronnie Scotts upstairs continues to showcase UK-based Cuban musicians, DJs and bands including Jesus Cutino, Sarabanda, Havana Allstars, Son Yambu, Camina and more. Read more
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