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Culture

Caracas, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lamented the death of Cuban intellectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, who directed the House of the Americas for decades, a key institution in the continent.


Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba (OSN) will give a concert on Sunday in this capital to record the seventh and final installment of the Popularly Symphonic project. The concert will be given entirely by the orchestra, which will be directed by Maestro Enrique Perez Mesa, and they will record iconic songs from Cuban popular music, including Santa Cecilia, by Manuel Corona; Ojos Malignos, by Adolfo Pichardo; Esas no Son Cubanas, by Ignacio Piñeiro; La Lupe, by Juan Almeida Bosque; Para Barbara, by Santiago Feliu, and Tal Vez, by Juan Formell.


La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The craftiness of ''guaracha'' and ''son'' performed by the Cuban singer songwriter Tony Avila rose the low temperatures in La Paz this weekend, placing him among the favorite musicians for the Bolivian public.


La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales extolled the revolutionary legacy and resistance of the Cuban intellectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, and noted that his ideas will inspire the course of free peoples as of today.


Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The renowned Cuban intellectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, president of Casa de las Americas, died in Havana on Saturday at the age of 89, local television reported.


Havana, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The company Lizt Alfonso Dance (LADC) and the Failde Orchestra crammed the Great Carbet Aimee Cesaire in Martinique, with capacity for about 900 people.


Damascus, July 20 ( Prensa Latina ) Syria has denounced the theft of 14 boxes of gold, silver and bronze coins from the Raqa city museum, located 450 km northeast of Damascus, local media reported Saturday.


Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The oil painting called Vaso di Fiori, by Dutch painter Jan van Huysum, has returned this Friday to the Palazzo Pitti Gallery, in the Italian city of Florence, from where it was stolen in 1944 during the withdrawal of the German occupation forces.


Port of Spain, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Carifesta 2019 Arts Festival, to be held in Trinidad and Tobago next month, will be an opportunity to bridge the cultures of the region, the event organizers said Friday.


Havana, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Some of the most attractive proposals for the summer season in Cuba include film exhibitions from Argentina and Brazil with around twenty films.


Bogotá, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Plastic artists, craftsmen, musicians, singers, among others, are members today of Coomunarte, a cooperative of ex-guerrillas who support peace in Colombia.