Theater

Havana Calendar for July 2011

Here is the cultural calendar for July 2011 put out by the Cuba Absolutely website. It includes happenings in music, dance, and theater and the visual arts, etc. in the Cuban capital. For additional cultural happenings consult the highly informative Kewelta Habana website.

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Hemingway Returns to Cuba

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) came to life on Friday thanks to Canadian actor and playwright Brian Gordon Sinclair who delighted his audience in a one-only performance at the Ambos Mundos Hotel in Old Havana. (10 photos)

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Cuba’s Coco Solo Social Club

The family history of writer Manuel Martínez rises up in large, black letters on the walls and ceilings of his house in a low-income neighborhood of the Cuban capital. Photos and objects from times past complete this different kind of a book, which you can start reading from any point.

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Afro-Cuban Abakua Societies in Cuba

For the first time, a procession was carried out by members of the Abakua society, who marched from the Cuban Institute of Anthropology and proceeded down several blocks through Old Havana until they arrived at the House of Africa Museum. (30 photos)

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David of OMNI: I’m for International Patriotism

“In a performance in Santiago de Cuba, we covered our entire bodies up with newspaper because we were prisoners of information. We had a pipe to breathe through, but that pipe was connected to a suitcase that was also wrapped in paper; that is, we breathed information. Later we got to a park and there we ripped off all those newspapers and then walked naked among the people….”

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Kewalta Habana Cultural Calendar

No single Cuban or foreign website can claim to have all the listing of cultural happenings in Havana. Some do a more complete job than others and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Here at HT we post monthly the What’s On magazine of Cuba Absolutely in Spanish and English (Usually available 3-5 days into the month). To add to their effort we also want to call attention to Kewelta Habana, a Cuban site in Spanish only, with a lot of information on the cultural world of the capital.

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Among Cats and Stars

Something unusual happened on a Cuban roof: a gathering of cats of the Jellicle tribe. The king, “an excellent philosopher and good at rhyming,” once a year chooses the feline who will go to the “astronomical Eden” and receive seven lives. (16 photos)

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