In this issue of OnCuba, we have an interview with one of Cuba’s greatest contemporary musicians. The maestro Leo Brouwer talked with us about the Chamber Music Festival that his office organizes; its fifth edition will be held in September and October of this year.
Singing Décimas is further proof of how much we need music. In his article, Amado del Pino reveals the craft and inspiration of poets who cultivate this traditional art.
Another interesting article, one that we especially recommend, takes a look at the circus in Cuba today, a cultural expression that is often overlooked, but whose quality is confirmed by the many prestigious international companies interested in hiring Cuban artists.
Also for this September issue, we have some very unique stories: people who live under the influence of Hemingway, so much so that filmmakers wouldn’t hesitate to use them as doubles in a movie about that famous writer; and Cuban woman Loreta Janeta Velázquez, who fought in the U.S. Civil War dressed as a man.
We also recommend the Economy and Business section, which features an interview with an entrepreneur who has been doing business in Cuba for years, and who agreed to chat with our team about his expectations surrounding the possible approval of a new law for foreign investment in Cuba. Other recommendations: the excellent artwork of Zaida del Río, and the incredible natural beauty of Guanahacabibes.