Your Culture and Entertainment Planner – December 2016

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MONDAY DECEMBER 5

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MUSIC – Maykel Blanco y su salsa mayor

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

Excellent percussionist, piano player, composer, and producer. Maykel Blanco directs his own band, focused on Cuban popular music.

 

MUSIC – Sur Caribe

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 23:00

Sur Caribe is one of the main defenders of popular and traditional Cuban genders. Their theme “Añoranza por la conga” (Yearning for conga) is the hallmark of the band.

 

MUSIC – Papucho and Manana Club

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 23:00

The word “Manana” is a rumba term, and means feeling and heart. This band mixes these qualities with their youth and good music. Manana Club is considered the new band of Cuba, and plays almost every gender: son, salsa, timba, jazz, balad, bolero, traditional music, and even the fusion of them all with updates tendencies.

 

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

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HUMOR – El Habanero

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

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MUSIC – Juan Guillermo

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

Juan Guillermo is the son of Major Juan Almeida, one of the leaders of the Cuban revolution. He started singing in the famous reggaeton band Gente de Zona, but now he has his own band, where he also plays salsa and timba.

 

MUSIC – Qva Libre

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

This is a particular exponent of alternative Cuban music. The play a mixture of rock, funk, hip hop, and some Cuban rhythms, creating a unique sonority. Their peculiar aesthetic makes them show outrageous hats and costumes, with shocking and joyful colors, which give them a strong and unforgettable scenic projection. One of the most accepted young bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Kelvis Ochoa

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Very popular among Cuban youngsters, this is the voice of his generation. His very peculiar voice, mixes Trova and dancing Cuban music. One of the founders of the band Habana Abierta.

 

MUSIC – Robertico Carcassés & Interactivo

At: Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht, 22:00

Leaders of fusion music in Cuba, Interactivo gathers a group of excellent players and singers. This is perhaps the most innovative band in the island, with some of the most virtuous instrumentalists playing Fusion Cuban music. A unique experience, leaded by jazz player Robertico Carcassés.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Habana, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

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MUSIC – Elaín Morales

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

Popular Cuban music mixed with jazz, bossanova and flamenco, giving as a result an extraordinary sound, fresh and unique.

 

MUSIC – Alain Daniel y su New Casino

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Ex-singer in Bamboleo band, now Alain Daniel is presenting his new musical project.

 

MUSIC – SMS

At: Amelia, 22:00

Simpátiko, Denver and A Roos are the three young talents of this band, which send a message of joy to the public, mixing genders and styles such as pop, rap, house, and other Latin rhythms. Color and complex scenic developments sign this band, including Djs, dancers and many other scenography resources in their shows.

 

MUSIC – Tania Pantoja

At: Dos Gardenias, 22:00

Outstanding Cuban popular singer, part of a generation of great female musicians such as Haila, Vania Borges, Osdalgia, or Laritza Bacallao.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Diablo Tun Tun, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Osdalgia

At: Café Concert Gato Tuerto, 23:00

Osdalgia, who is also an actress, is among the most known female singers in the island. Everyone admires her powerful and sonorous voice, and she can perform all kind of musical gender. She has a special grace for popular and traditional rhythms.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

HUMOR – La Esquina de Mariconchi

At: Teatro América, 21:00

A very popular character of the Cuban TV, now at the theater, under the direction of Ricardo Isidrón.

 

HUMOR – El Cabo Pantera

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

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MUSIC – El Niño y la Verdad

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

His new band, founded in 2013 by Emilio Frías “El Niño”, has its roots at the essence of Cuban popular music. One favorite of young Cuban dancers.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: Hotel Telégrafo, 20:00

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

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MUSIC – Waldo Mendoza

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

An unforgettable concert with this great musician. If looking for Cuban popular music with the highest quality, don’t miss this one.

 

DANCE – Rueda de Casino night

At: 1830’s Gardens

Aisar and Expresso de Cuba will be performing for the dancers.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

HUMOR – Juan Karlos el Gordo

At: Salón “Mesié Julián” (Le Select), 20:00

This comedian will be presenting a musical show.

 

HUMOR – Los Hepáticos

At: Dos Gardenias, 23:00

Cuban comedians, famous because of their appearances in TV shows.

 

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 11

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MUSIC – Lázaro Valdés and Bamboleo

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

One of the oustanding Cuban bands, approaching several popular genres: salsa, son, AfroCuban music, latin jazz, bolero, and ballad. The orchestra has contributed to the discovery of important women stars such as Haila Mompié, Vannia Borges and Tania Pantoja.

 

MUSIC – La Máquina de la Melancolía: Frank Delgado and Luis Alberto García

At: El Sauce, 17:00

Frank Delgado is one of the main singer-songwriters in the island. Member of the so called Nueva Trova Cubana. His lyrics are quite anti-establishment. He suffered censorship during past decades, when the island wasn’t open to criticism. Now, with the company of Cuban actor Luis Alberto García.

 

MUSIC – Vieja Escuela

At: Casa de la Amistad, 17:30

Traditional rock-and-roll band.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: El Tablao, 19:30

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

DANCE – Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project

At: 1830’s Gardens, 17:00

Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project will be performing Cuban popular music for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – El Primo de Guisa

At: La Casa de 18, 20:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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MONDAY DECEMBER 12

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MUSIC – Maykel Blanco y su salsa mayor

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

Excellent percussionist, piano player, composer, and producer. Maykel Blanco directs his own band, focused on Cuban popular music.

 

MUSIC – Sur Caribe

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 23:00

Sur Caribe is one of the main defenders of popular and traditional Cuban genders. Their theme “Añoranza por la conga” (Yearning for conga) is the hallmark of the band.

 

MUSIC – Papucho and Manana Club

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 23:00

The word “Manana” is a rumba term, and means feeling and heart. This band mixes these qualities with their youth and good music. Manana Club is considered the new band of Cuba, and plays almost every gender: son, salsa, timba, jazz, balad, bolero, traditional music, and even the fusion of them all with updates tendencies.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 13

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HUMOR – El Habanero

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14

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MUSIC – Juan Guillermo

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

Juan Guillermo is the son of Major Juan Almeida, one of the leaders of the Cuban revolution. He started singing in the famous reggaeton band Gente de Zona, but now he has his own band, where he also plays salsa and timba.

 

MUSIC – Qva Libre

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

This is a particular exponent of alternative Cuban music. The play a mixture of rock, funk, hip hop, and some Cuban rhythms, creating a unique sonority. Their peculiar aesthetic makes them show outrageous hats and costumes, with shocking and joyful colors, which give them a strong and unforgettable scenic projection. One of the most accepted young bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Kelvis Ochoa

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Very popular among Cuban youngsters, this is the voice of his generation. His very peculiar voice, mixes Trova and dancing Cuban music. One of the founders of the band Habana Abierta.

 

MUSIC – Robertico Carcassés & Interactivo

At: Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht, 22:00

Leaders of fusion music in Cuba, Interactivo gathers a group of excellent players and singers. This is perhaps the most innovative band in the island, with some of the most virtuous instrumentalists playing Fusion Cuban music. A unique experience, leaded by jazz player Robertico Carcassés.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Habana, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 15

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MUSIC – Elaín Morales

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

Popular Cuban music mixed with jazz, bossanova and flamenco, giving as a result an extraordinary sound, fresh and unique.

 

MUSIC – Alain Daniel y su New Casino

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Ex-singer in Bamboleo band, now Alain Daniel is presenting his new musical project.

 

MUSIC – SMS

At: Amelia, 22:00

Simpátiko, Denver and A Roos are the three young talents of this band, which send a message of joy to the public, mixing genders and styles such as pop, rap, house, and other Latin rhythms. Color and complex scenic developments sign this band, including Djs, dancers and many other scenography resources in their shows.

 

MUSIC – Tania Pantoja

At: Dos Gardenias, 22:00

Outstanding Cuban popular singer, part of a generation of great female musicians such as Haila, Vania Borges, Osdalgia, or Laritza Bacallao.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Diablo Tun Tun, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Osdalgia

At: Café Concert Gato Tuerto, 23:00

Osdalgia, who is also an actress, is among the most known female singers in the island. Everyone admires her powerful and sonorous voice, and she can perform all kind of musical gender. She has a special grace for popular and traditional rhythms.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

HUMOR – La Esquina de Mariconchi

At: Teatro América, 21:00

A very popular character of the Cuban TV, now at the theater, under the direction of Ricardo Isidrón.

 

HUMOR – El Cabo Pantera

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 16

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MUSIC – El Niño y la Verdad

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

His new band, founded in 2013 by Emilio Frías “El Niño”, has its roots at the essence of Cuban popular music. One favorite of young Cuban dancers.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: Hotel Telégrafo, 20:00

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 17

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MUSIC – Waldo Mendoza

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

An unforgettable concert with this great musician. If looking for Cuban popular music with the highest quality, don’t miss this one.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

DANCE – Rueda de Casino night

At: 1830’s Gardens

Aisar and Expresso de Cuba will be performing for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – Juan Karlos el Gordo

At: Salón “Mesié Julián” (Le Select), 20:00

This comedian will be presenting a musical show.

 

HUMOR – Los Hepáticos

At: Dos Gardenias, 23:00

Cuban comedians, famous because of their appearances in TV shows.

 

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 18

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MUSIC – Lázaro Valdés and Bamboleo

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

One of the oustanding Cuban bands, approaching several popular genres: salsa, son, AfroCuban music, latin jazz, bolero, and ballad. The orchestra has contributed to the discovery of important women stars such as Haila Mompié, Vannia Borges and Tania Pantoja.

 

MUSIC – La Máquina de la Melancolía: Frank Delgado and Luis Alberto García

At: El Sauce, 17:00

Frank Delgado is one of the main singer-songwriters in the island. Member of the so called Nueva Trova Cubana. His lyrics are quite anti-establishment. He suffered censorship during past decades, when the island wasn’t open to criticism. Now, with the company of Cuban actor Luis Alberto García.

 

MUSIC – Vieja Escuela

At: Casa de la Amistad, 17:30

Traditional rock-and-roll band.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: El Tablao, 19:30

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MOVIES – Latin American New Film International Festival

At: All movie theaters in Havana

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Continent, with

 

DANCE – Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project

At: 1830’s Gardens, 17:00

Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project will be performing Cuban popular music for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – El Primo de Guisa

At: La Casa de 18, 20:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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MONDAY DECEMBER 19

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MUSIC – Maykel Blanco y su salsa mayor

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

Excellent percussionist, piano player, composer, and producer. Maykel Blanco directs his own band, focused on Cuban popular music.

 

MUSIC – Sur Caribe

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 23:00

Sur Caribe is one of the main defenders of popular and traditional Cuban genders. Their theme “Añoranza por la conga” (Yearning for conga) is the hallmark of the band.

 

MUSIC – Papucho and Manana Club

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 23:00

The word “Manana” is a rumba term, and means feeling and heart. This band mixes these qualities with their youth and good music. Manana Club is considered the new band of Cuba, and plays almost every gender: son, salsa, timba, jazz, balad, bolero, traditional music, and even the fusion of them all with updates tendencies.

 

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 20

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HUMOR – El Habanero

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21

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MUSIC – Juan Guillermo

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

Juan Guillermo is the son of Major Juan Almeida, one of the leaders of the Cuban revolution. He started singing in the famous reggaeton band Gente de Zona, but now he has his own band, where he also plays salsa and timba.

 

MUSIC – Qva Libre

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

This is a particular exponent of alternative Cuban music. The play a mixture of rock, funk, hip hop, and some Cuban rhythms, creating a unique sonority. Their peculiar aesthetic makes them show outrageous hats and costumes, with shocking and joyful colors, which give them a strong and unforgettable scenic projection. One of the most accepted young bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Kelvis Ochoa

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Very popular among Cuban youngsters, this is the voice of his generation. His very peculiar voice, mixes Trova and dancing Cuban music. One of the founders of the band Habana Abierta.

 

MUSIC – Robertico Carcassés & Interactivo

At: Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht, 22:00

Leaders of fusion music in Cuba, Interactivo gathers a group of excellent players and singers. This is perhaps the most innovative band in the island, with some of the most virtuous instrumentalists playing Fusion Cuban music. A unique experience, leaded by jazz player Robertico Carcassés.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Habana, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 22

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MUSIC – Elaín Morales

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

Popular Cuban music mixed with jazz, bossanova and flamenco, giving as a result an extraordinary sound, fresh and unique.

 

MUSIC – Alain Daniel y su New Casino

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Ex-singer in Bamboleo band, now Alain Daniel is presenting his new musical project.

 

MUSIC – SMS

At: Amelia, 22:00

Simpátiko, Denver and A Roos are the three young talents of this band, which send a message of joy to the public, mixing genders and styles such as pop, rap, house, and other Latin rhythms. Color and complex scenic developments sign this band, including Djs, dancers and many other scenography resources in their shows.

 

MUSIC – Tania Pantoja

At: Dos Gardenias, 22:00

Outstanding Cuban popular singer, part of a generation of great female musicians such as Haila, Vania Borges, Osdalgia, or Laritza Bacallao.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Diablo Tun Tun, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Osdalgia

At: Café Concert Gato Tuerto, 23:00

Osdalgia, who is also an actress, is among the most known female singers in the island. Everyone admires her powerful and sonorous voice, and she can perform all kind of musical gender. She has a special grace for popular and traditional rhythms.

 

HUMOR – La Esquina de Mariconchi

At: Teatro América, 21:00

A very popular character of the Cuban TV, now at the theater, under the direction of Ricardo Isidrón.

 

HUMOR – El Cabo Pantera

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 23

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MUSIC – El Niño y la Verdad

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

His new band, founded in 2013 by Emilio Frías “El Niño”, has its roots at the essence of Cuban popular music. One favorite of young Cuban dancers.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: Hotel Telégrafo, 20:00

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 24

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MUSIC – Waldo Mendoza

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

An unforgettable concert with this great musician. If looking for Cuban popular music with the highest quality, don’t miss this one.

 

DANCE – Rueda de Casino night

At: 1830’s Gardens

Aisar and Expresso de Cuba will be performing for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – Juan Karlos el Gordo

At: Salón “Mesié Julián” (Le Select), 20:00

This comedian will be presenting a musical show.

 

HUMOR – Los Hepáticos

At: Dos Gardenias, 23:00

Cuban comedians, famous because of their appearances in TV shows.

 

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 25

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MUSIC – Lázaro Valdés and Bamboleo

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

One of the oustanding Cuban bands, approaching several popular genres: salsa, son, AfroCuban music, latin jazz, bolero, and ballad. The orchestra has contributed to the discovery of important women stars such as Haila Mompié, Vannia Borges and Tania Pantoja.

 

MUSIC – La Máquina de la Melancolía: Frank Delgado and Luis Alberto García

At: El Sauce, 17:00

Frank Delgado is one of the main singer-songwriters in the island. Member of the so called Nueva Trova Cubana. His lyrics are quite anti-establishment. He suffered censorship during past decades, when the island wasn’t open to criticism. Now, with the company of Cuban actor Luis Alberto García.

 

MUSIC – Vieja Escuela

At: Casa de la Amistad, 17:30

Traditional rock-and-roll band.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: El Tablao, 19:30

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

DANCE – Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project

At: 1830’s Gardens, 17:00

Grupo Moncada and Casino de Todos project will be performing Cuban popular music for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – El Primo de Guisa

At: La Casa de 18, 20:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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MONDAY DECEMBER 26

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MUSIC – Maykel Blanco y su salsa mayor

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 17:00

Excellent percussionist, piano player, composer, and producer. Maykel Blanco directs his own band, focused on Cuban popular music.

 

MUSIC – Sur Caribe

At: Casa de la Música de Miramar, 23:00

Sur Caribe is one of the main defenders of popular and traditional Cuban genders. Their theme “Añoranza por la conga” (Yearning for conga) is the hallmark of the band.

 

MUSIC – Papucho and Manana Club

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 23:00

The word “Manana” is a rumba term, and means feeling and heart. This band mixes these qualities with their youth and good music. Manana Club is considered the new band of Cuba, and plays almost every gender: son, salsa, timba, jazz, balad, bolero, traditional music, and even the fusion of them all with updates tendencies.

 

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 27

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HUMOR – El Habanero

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28

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MUSIC – Juan Guillermo

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

Juan Guillermo is the son of Major Juan Almeida, one of the leaders of the Cuban revolution. He started singing in the famous reggaeton band Gente de Zona, but now he has his own band, where he also plays salsa and timba.

 

MUSIC – Qva Libre

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

This is a particular exponent of alternative Cuban music. The play a mixture of rock, funk, hip hop, and some Cuban rhythms, creating a unique sonority. Their peculiar aesthetic makes them show outrageous hats and costumes, with shocking and joyful colors, which give them a strong and unforgettable scenic projection. One of the most accepted young bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Kelvis Ochoa

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Very popular among Cuban youngsters, this is the voice of his generation. His very peculiar voice, mixes Trova and dancing Cuban music. One of the founders of the band Habana Abierta.

 

MUSIC – Robertico Carcassés & Interactivo

At: Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht, 22:00

Leaders of fusion music in Cuba, Interactivo gathers a group of excellent players and singers. This is perhaps the most innovative band in the island, with some of the most virtuous instrumentalists playing Fusion Cuban music. A unique experience, leaded by jazz player Robertico Carcassés.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Habana, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 29

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MUSIC – Elaín Morales

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

Popular Cuban music mixed with jazz, bossanova and flamenco, giving as a result an extraordinary sound, fresh and unique.

 

MUSIC – Alain Daniel y su New Casino

At: Sarao’s Bar, 22:00

Ex-singer in Bamboleo band, now Alain Daniel is presenting his new musical project.

 

MUSIC – SMS

At: Amelia, 22:00

Simpátiko, Denver and A Roos are the three young talents of this band, which send a message of joy to the public, mixing genders and styles such as pop, rap, house, and other Latin rhythms. Color and complex scenic developments sign this band, including Djs, dancers and many other scenography resources in their shows.

 

MUSIC – Tania Pantoja

At: Dos Gardenias, 22:00

Outstanding Cuban popular singer, part of a generation of great female musicians such as Haila, Vania Borges, Osdalgia, or Laritza Bacallao.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Diablo Tun Tun, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

MUSIC – Osdalgia

At: Café Concert Gato Tuerto, 23:00

Osdalgia, who is also an actress, is among the most known female singers in the island. Everyone admires her powerful and sonorous voice, and she can perform all kind of musical gender. She has a special grace for popular and traditional rhythms.

 

HUMOR – La Esquina de Mariconchi

At: Teatro América, 21:00

A very popular character of the Cuban TV, now at the theater, under the direction of Ricardo Isidrón.

 

HUMOR – El Cabo Pantera

At: Club Imágenes, 22:00

Cuban comedian, famous because of his appearances in TV shows.

 

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 30

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MUSIC – El Niño y la Verdad

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 17:00

His new band, founded in 2013 by Emilio Frías “El Niño”, has its roots at the essence of Cuban popular music. One favorite of young Cuban dancers.

 

MUSIC – Ivette Cepeda

At: Hotel Telégrafo, 20:00

Ivette Cepeda is one of the most outstanding female singers in Cuba right now. Her voice, tender and powerful at the same time, can sing any theme of national or international pentagram. The selection of beautiful songs distinguishes her concerts.

 

MUSIC – José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

At: Casa de la Música Miramar, 23:00

This band is considered the author and main promoter of “Timba” music style. Although it has been motive of controversies among art and media critics, NG La Banda is still considered one of the most popular bands in the island.

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 31

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MUSIC – Waldo Mendoza

At: Café Cantante Mi Habana, 17:00

An unforgettable concert with this great musician. If looking for Cuban popular music with the highest quality, don’t miss this one.

 

DANCE – Rueda de Casino night

At: 1830’s Gardens

Aisar and Expresso de Cuba will be performing for the dancers.

 

HUMOR – Juan Karlos el Gordo

At: Salón “Mesié Julián” (Le Select), 20:00

This comedian will be presenting a musical show.

 

HUMOR – Los Hepáticos

At: Dos Gardenias, 23:00

Cuban comedians, famous because of their appearances in TV shows.

 

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