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IHPONE FOTOS VIDEOS 103 Posted 23 February 2015 By "esenciablog"

ARTS & CRAFTS? POWERFUL ART: Alexis Cardona

There are times – perhaps many – when definitions and classifications get right in the way of more authentic descriptions. And calling Alexis Cardona an artisan – in the more...

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Parrandas en Remedio Posted 27 January 2015 By "esenciablog"

Blast off: Raving in Remedios

Christmas Eve in Cuba is mostly a quiet, convivial, stay-at-home, family affair. After supper – dollops of roast pork served with rice and the traditional yucca con mojo (boiled cassava...

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The Great Claudio Addabbo Posted 3 December 2014 By "esenciablog"

ME, MY VIOLA, AND THE GREAT CLAUDIO ADDABBO

This past month has seen Havana celebrating the extraordinary life of Italian conductor, The Great Claudio Addabbo. A  revolutionary force in music – widely considered one of the greatest conductors...

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ale sin versace! Posted 2 December 2014 By "esenciablog"

A STAR IN THE MAKING

Alejandro Martinez, cellist extraordinaire I’ve mentioned this very charming young man before, in passing, but – after hearing him play last night – realise he merits more than just a...

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