Spring arrives loaded with new cultural proposals in CubaThe Country is still under the effecs of the pandemic so travelling to Cuba in April makes you spent a 5 days lockdown, but still cultural agenda in April is active from differents parts of the world.
The cuban artists abroad are active, developing art exhibitions and other events which keep cuban culture alive.
Although it is not possible travelling to Cuba in April and get to know this island of hectic cultural life, here we give you our interesting selection of Cuban artistic proposals and cultural events so that you can keep in touch with cuban cultural scene, and to move your body at the rhythm of the expected Havana World Music.
The exhibition sets Little Havana in Miami as the background, a place where many Cubans have emigrated in search of the “American dream”.
Rainy, in his twelve analogue photographs, captures a neighborhood populated by Cubans in their daily lives, where the simplicity of everyday life stands out.
Rainy Silvestre drives us to a dialogue with a visual record of the streets of Little Havana, its typical houses, ordinary scenes ... Those images that caught him on his arrival in Miami and that today are part of his memory.
They are images full of nostalgia, longing, in which careful composition and framing prevail.
If you want to discover Cuba and the work of this self-taught Cuban photographer, who later graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, come to the MUA to enjoy photographs that are part of the artist's experiential reservoir.
But if you want more, take our tour "Vedado and visual arts", where you will also discover the work of other interesting Cuban artists.
The Galería Habana is one of the exponents of this type of initiative to continue bringing art to the public. This time she does it through the online presentation of the personal exhibition "Imitación a la vida", by the artist Luis Gómez Armenteros.
In this exhibition the artist brings together paintings, collages and installations. In his works he includes images of the cinema, he approaches the aesthetics of the 50's Cuban abstract painting, while incorporating texts taken from classics of the crime novel.
The inauguration is carried out live through the facebook gallery page and later it will be exhibited through a 360 ° interactive tour that will be available through the gallery's social networks.
However, you can continue to expand your curiosity for the cuban art and discover Cuba if you join our city tour "Old Havana and visual arts".
This month we want to share with you the exhibition starring Nelson Céspedes, Cuban creator who has earned his own space in the context of art within the younger generations of Cuban artists.
You can browse its web ArteMorfosis to find a series of works featuring its typical kistch aesthetics.
With "Dulces sueños”You will feel trapped by a very picturesque visuals, where characters such as Japanese geishas and the world of daily objects take center stage.
His proposal flirts with pop visuality, with the world of consumption, the "banalization" of art.
The artist focuses his gaze on the influence of imported patterns and lifestyles on our culture. This frames the aesthetic taste of the citizens and in this sense the artist offers this intentionally kitsch pictorial proposal.
Do you want to be in contact with the most recent cultural initiatives on the island? If so the San Isidro: Art District is a must for you, so we recommend it if you travel to Cuba in April.
Carlos Garaicoa has been working throughout his artistic career on the topic of the city through the image of ruin or from more utopian visions.
On this occasion, he gets to Conde Duquand with a proposal that once again incites reflection on the cosmopolitan city and its dialogue with nature.
The intervention will be exhibited in the central courtyard and is composed of a series of mutilated tree trunks and a tree in the center of the installation. With this piece he refers to the way in which the design of large cities "respects" the dialogue with the natural in a diaphanous way.
If you want to be in direct contact with the piece, go to the cultural center and there you can tour the work and feel part of this collective reflection to which the artist invites.
With this exhibition you will have the opportunity to get closer to the work of the artist and head of the department of the Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro, Anyelmaidelín Calzadilla.
In this exhibition, she brings together pieces from her visual repertoire with the intention of exposing the various ways in which she has been understanding art over the years.
Exhibition will be held on Taller de la Gráfica social networks , so you can enjoy the artist's proposal from anywhere in the world.
Engraver, painter, curator and teacher, Anyelmaidelín will be able to surprise you with the originality of her proposals, always loaded with a very Cuban visuality.
And if you want to find out more about the cultural offers of the Taller de la Gráfica, join in for the visit that we include in our city tour to discover Cuba,Colonial Havana.
It is a project sponsored by the EGREM, the British Council, in collaboration with AHS. The event is under the general direction of the singer Eme Alfonso and it will feature workshops taught by professionals from the Cuban and British music industry.
There will be nine finalist artists selected in this meeting for music lovers in which a large number of groups and soloists have contested in a first stage during last March.
The process continues with the live performance in front of a jury selected by the HWM organizing committee. And it is precisely from this moment that you will be able to enjoy, since the presentation of the contestants before the jury will be recorded and later broadcast from April 6 to 8 on the Festival's social networks .
If you want to know more details about the bases and requirements of the contest you can consult the official web site of the event.
In addition, you can dig into other cuban musical genres such as salsa in our tour "Havana and salsa”, Which will surely make your body move and will also allow you to take a closer look at Cuba.
Although this edition is marked by the context of the pandemic, it will still surprise us and invite us to smile with Cuban graphic comedy and with the new proposals to which we are accustomed.
Under the slogan "Humor brings us closer", the aforementioned event will arrive through social networks. The jury will be chaired by the famous cartoonist Arístides Fernández.
It offers the possibility of competing with a free theme to all the graphic comedians of the world. It maintains, in addition to the contest, the theoretical sessions.
If you want to enjoy political satire, humorous cartoon and personal caricature, do not miss the social networks, you will surely be surprised with the originality of the proposals.
The trova as a musical genre in Cuba is widely developed in the Island, and this event intends to consolidate the foundations and training of this style.
It is undoubtedly of great importance for the new generations of cuban songwriters and it has become a space dedicated to promoting the talent of young university creators.
If you want to enjoy young Cuban trova music, don't miss ISA online platforms to listen to the proposals of university students, both Cubans and foreigners.
And if you meet the requirements to participate, you can join the meeting by sending a song with original music and lyrics. If this musical genre gets the hold of you, you can also find out more about the cradle of trova in Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, through our private excursions in Santiago de Cuba.
It is a long-awaited event that has been held since 1996 and brings together both cuban and foreigner artists on squares, gardens, streets and patios of the Havana historical centre.
For several days they are the ones who take the city "by storm" to fill it with dance and musicality.
This year, however, we will settle for enjoying their memories through an online version in which videos that have been filmed in previous editions of the festival will be broadcast for three days.
Therefore, if you want to document yourself about the trajectory of the event, take a look at the Facebook pages of @RetazosDT and Youtube Festival Habana Vieja Ciudad en Movimiento.
But of course, we also have options for you to enjoy the rest of the dance network in Havana through our tourDance in Havana.
You will fill your body with energy if you follow the master classes that will be taught by professional cuban dancers. For all tastes, you will find lessons of cuban salsa, rueda de casino, reggaeton, cha-cha, bachata, hip hop, kizomba, rumba and folk.
The event features more than sixty of the best salsa teachers in Cuba, so the quality will be guaranteed. In addition, you will find classes designed for different levels of dance. Go ahead and move your body to the beat of “Ritmo Cuba”.
If you are thinking about travelling to Cuba in April , this is an excellent month to discover Cuba, since its beaches with warm waters do not usually have many local visitors at that time.
So you will enjoy the caribbean sea in a pleasant way. So we share with you our selection of the best beaches and cays in Cuba.
Besides, April is the last month of the dry season, so you will avoid tropical rains, hurricanes and enjoy a cooler climate, which will let you walk the streets of Havana or Trinidad.
And if you are a nature lover, the mogotes of Viñales await you with all their greenery in full effervescence.
You have thousands of choices to enjoy your holidays in the real Cuba and its cultural power.
We suggest some of our most popular organized tours to Cuba , and, if possible, spend at least 10 days in Cuba to avoid missing the essentials, and above all, we recommend that you closely follow our suggestion of activities on the blog if you plan a cultural trip to Cuba in April to keep you up to date on the events you don't want to miss.
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