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Culture

Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The celebration in this capital of the national Habanosommelier contest is today a guarantee for the international competition, scheduled for late February and early March.


By Alain Valdes Sierra

Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Roberto Fonseca, a multifaceted and virtuous Cuban musician, closed the 33rd International Jazz Plaza Festival, an event that gathered in Cuba many outstanding figures of that musical universe.


Havana, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Kono and the Boys of Cuba was one of the participating groups in the 33rd edition of the Jazz Plaza International Festival, which ends today in this Caribbean country.


Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and society will dedicate an broad program to honor Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, according to the People''s Power Ministry of Culture.


Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The performance by the world-famous band Buena Vista Social Club on Saturday night is undoubtedly the great attraction at the 33rd International Jazz Plaza Festival, which will conclude on Sunday.


Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Assistant director-general for Social and Human Sciences, Nada Al-Nashif, today expressed the organization''s desire to strengthen cooperation with Cuba, and highlighted the significance of those ties beyond the bilateral sphere.


Santiago de Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The renowned Cuban musician Bobby Carcasés, founder of the International Jazz Plaza Festival, stated that the second edition in this eastern city has been a success, three days after highly-acclaimed performances began.


Por Cosset Lazo Pérez

Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Swiss journalist René Lechleiter presented a book containing 60 photos of the Cuban-Argentinean guerrilla fighter Ernesto Guevara and entitled ''Che: 1ros Años. Fotos Inéditas 1959/1964''. (Che: 1st Days, Unpublished Photos 1959/1964).


Seoul, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has canceled a planned trip for a group of artists to South Korea to check the stages where the Samjiyon Orchestra should perform as part of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Masterly lessons taught by famous musicians are the highlight of the last day of the colloquium that is part of the 33rd International Jazz Plaza Festival, which concludes today in this capital.


Jakarta, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will begin next week a tour throughout the Asian countries with the aim of strengthening economic ties.