We open the year 2022 with a very varied Cuban cultural agenda since the events of different artistic manifestations have expanded and multiplied.
Visiting Cuba in January is one of the most favorable seasons to get to know the island, the weather is ideal for walking its streets and enjoying the cultural offer in Havana.
Within the cultural billboard of Cuba in January you will find options for all tastes. Everyone from theater lovers to music and visual arts will be pleased.
If you dare to get to know Cuba in January, be sure to read our recommendations in which we always try to offer you a diverse and attractive panorama so that you have every day of your schedule busy when you travel to Cuba.
In this article you will find:
?The force of time? is the title of an exhibition that brings together drawings made by the artist in which this line of work that he maintains in close relationship with the Afro-Cuban religion can be appreciated.
His works maintain an expressionist language and on this occasion they make the drawing the protagonist of the show. Drawing has always been very important to Olazábal, expressed in large and medium formats, it has been a constant channel of communication with the recipients.
If you do not want to miss the most recent artistic production of this creator, be sure to walk through Old Havana and in that wandering, visit the Acacia Gallery, right next to the Havana Capitol.
If you want more information on Cuban visual arts then you will find it attractive to know our recommendations in ?Art and architecture in Havana. What to see??.
On this occasion, his attention is focused on the Havana capital and he plays with various concepts from the 50s of the last century. Its iconography deals with architecture, posters and advertising typical of that stage, in such a way that the pieces seem to belong to another bygone era.
The protagonist of the exhibition is the ?Vedado? series, made up of around fifty watercolors, the first pieces of which date from 2006.
Images of modern buildings in Havana's Vedado flood the gallery walls, and become an allegory of Cuban identity.
If you want to delve into contemporary Cuban plastic arts, go to ?Old Havana and visual arts? where we visit the National Museum of Fine Arts and galleries and artist studios in the heart of Old Havana.
The presentations will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month, so if you plan to visit Cuba in January you will have several opportunities to attend the presentation.
Founded in 1999 by a group of dancers and musicians, the company has been interested ever since in promoting the teaching of flamenco art.
In his work he covers traditional flamenco -the tablao-; as well as large format shows where they perform more contemporary choreographies.
If you like flamenco and want to enjoy Cuban dancers full of passion and love for what they do, the premiere of ?Bernarda ¡NO!? It is an excellent opportunity for you to get closer to Cuban flamenco.
in the majestic Marti Theater you will be able to enjoy this reinterpretation of the play ?La casa de Bernarda Alba?, by Federico García Lorca, through a staging with flamenco choreography.
And if what you most want is to continue learning about the influence of Cuban dances on other dance expressions, we encourage you to do so through our tour. ?Havana and dance?.
This beginning of the year Havana and Santiago de Cuba become music. Cuban and international musicians for six days will fill the capital and the eastern city with merriment in the XXXVII edition of the event.
The festival program proposes the long-awaited concerts, as well as the theoretical meeting Leonardo Acosta in Memoriam. Among the list of participants who have attended the event are Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcassés, Los Van Van, Ernán López-Nussa, NG La Banda, etc.
If you are in Havana during the Jazz Plaza 2022 Festival, do not miss this event. You can find it the same in theaters as in houses of culture. Latin jazz downloads have an allure you won't be able to escape.
And if you do not have the opportunity to travel to Cuba in January, you can also enjoy the contest in its online mode through the concerts that will be broadcast on the networks of the Cuban Institute of Music.
Do you earn more? Don't stop discovering the most exclusive corners of jazz in Havana through our thematic tour?Havana after dark?.
This presentation is part of his artistic tour ?Díaz de luz?. Within the repertoire that he will perform at the evening are songs from his most recent album such as "Waiting for the miracle", where he addresses the theme of the pandemic.
They will also be ?Islands, bodies and something else? and ?Dressed by the sea?. But for lovers of his more classical repertoire, there will be no shortage of ?El breve espacio en que no estás?, ?Yolanda?, ?Ya ves? and ?To live?.
If you are in Barcelona on that date and you like Cuban trova, this concert is a great plan not to be missed.
And if you want to soak up more of Cuban music, we invite you to get to know Cuba through our tour of the musical sphere in ?Havana to the rhythm of music?.
If you are interested in social and political news:
- Omara Portuondo, Songlines World Pioneer 2021 Award
- America Airlines schedules 4 daily flights to Cuba starting in January 2022
- Cuban Café and Bar ?La Trova?, among the 50 best in the world
- The troubadour Vicente Feliú dies on stage
- Sundance Film Festival to Premiere in the US ?Tundra?, Cuban Independent Film
Travel to Cuba in the month of JANUARY
When to travel to Cuba?
If you want to start the year with renewed batteries, traveling to Cuba in January will be a rush of adrenaline for your body and mind.
Cuba is an eternal summer! The climate is very stable, and the temperatures are mild throughout the year, that is to say, all year round you can bathe in the best beaches and keys in Cuba, even in February, when the water remains around 24º and the temperature oscillates between 17 and 28ºC.
You will not have to deal with the intense tropical rains and the humidity is usually lower, so visiting Cuba at this time is highly recommended.
An ideal period to carry out activities as diverse as diving or snorkeling on the beaches of the northern keys. In turn, the lower temperature is ideal for exploring the Viñales caves and hiking or horseback riding while appreciating the tobacco plantations. Julienne Lopez Hernandez
Degree in History of Art