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See everything from world-renowned ballet to top Latin films or emerging jazz musicians at Havana’s prominent arts festivals.

“JAZZ PLAZA” INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

December 15 – 18

The presence of the renowned maestro Jesús “Chucho” Valdés has created an important international tradition and repercussion for Latin Jazz or Cuban Jazz in which relevant figures and genre cultivators delight the audience with their virtuosity and talent. Live performances by musical bands, groups and solos will be featured. Also, colloquia and debates on this genre will be held.

Venue: Teatro Auditórium “Amadeo Roldán” and other facilities in Havana City.

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XI DIGITAL ART SALON AND COLLOQUIUM

November 2 - 6

Salon featuring audiovisual samples and printed works and a colloquium on the development of digital art.

Venue: Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau

TURNAT 2011 – 8TH MEETING NATURE TURISM

September 26 – 30

The TURNAT 2011 will take place in the Central Region of Cuba. This large area of the Cuban archipelago boasts important natural and cultural attractions, high aesthetic-landscape values and a rich biological diversity.

Among the main scenarios proposed for the TURNAT 2011 are: El Nicho, Cienfuegos, Hanabanilla Lake, Topes de Collantes, Valle de los Ingenios and Caguanes National Park.

Venue: Hotel Hanabanilla, Havana City
Website: www.turnatcuba.com

TO READ THE 21ST CENTURY: 2011 INTERNATIONAL READING CONGRESS

October 25 - 29

Inspired by José Martí’s thinking, the topic debated in this congress will be reading as a reflective and emotional act, a communication means encompassing the multifaceted relationships of the human being with the universe.

Venue: Hotel Habana Libre Tryp Sol Meliá.

JO JAZZ CONTEST FOR YOUNG JAZZ PLAYERS

November 24 - 27

This contest, tailored for young Jazz players, encourages participants to tackle not only traditional Jazz styles, but also to search for their own creative style. Various prizes are conferred in this event, the most relevant is the recording of an album, produced by maestro Jesús “Chucho” Valdés.

Venue: Teatro Auditórium “Amadeo Roldán”, Havana City.

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

The Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano celebrates outstanding Latin American and Caribbean films.

International Youth Jazz Competition

International Youth Jazz Competition

Watch young musicians strut their stuff at this international jazz competition for singers and composers ages 16-30.

Festival Internacional de Ballet de la Habana

Celebrated dance companies from around the world come to Havana for the Festival Internacional de Ballet de la Habana.