Welcome to our blog "All Cuba" where we provide updated information on all things Cuban as it pertains to the art scene in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond.  Please visit us often and send us your listings.  Theatre, art, music, film... read about it here!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Maxima Alerta - Vive la Vida

The Cuban musical group Maxima Alerta has just released a new song and a new music video "Vive la Vida.  Check it out:   

Maxima Alerta - Vive la Vida

Monday, November 9, 2015

Renowned Cuban Artist Exhibits at The Union City Museum of Art

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & the Board of Commissioners will be hosting the Jose Acosta Cuban American Art Exhibition at the Union City Museum of Art. Opening reception will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  The Union City Museum of Art is located at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 – 15th Street, Union City, NJ.  The Solo Art Exhibition by Artist Jose Acosta will feature over thirty paintings and a large sculpture. The event includes Art, Live Music & Refreshments. This is a free event for all to view, dance and enjoy.  www.UnionCityMuseum.org

About Jose Acosta

Acosta creates lively paintings infused with dynamic forms, vibrant bright colors, swirling figures, and vivacious energy.  His spectacular Van Goghesque textures consistently electrify global audiences.  In fact, his unique animated surfaces are universally acclaimed to be among the most exhilarating and alluring surface-treatments available in 21st Century painting.   Born in San Jose, Cuba, he came to the United States with his family at the tender young age of three.  His paintings and art generally depict or suggest his cultural history, as well as examining his general surroundings and daily experiences.   Yet, his powerful, emotive, as well as playful Neo-neoexpressionistic style forcefully communicates authentic passion, which bursts from his immense and loving heart --- as the mainspring of both his artistic and everyday life. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cuban Group Maxima Alerta opens for Fernando Villalona

The best known fusion reggaeton group from Cuba, 
Maxima Alerta will open a special concert by Legendary singer Fernando Villalona 

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City will present a special concert by legendary singer Fernando Villalona on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ.  The concert will also feature the US premiere of one of the most popular reggaeton fusion musical groups from Cuba, Maxima Alerta making its US debut. Admission is free.  Doors open at 5:00 PM and the concert will begin at 6:00 PM.  This is sure to be an unforgettable concert.

Free parking at the Municipal Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit & Kerrigan Avenues.

Fernando Villalona in Concert
featuring Maxima Alerta

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Concert at 6:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ

Free Admission 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cuban Groups arrive in Hudson County
La Charanga Habanera & El Medico de la Salsa
One Night Only!!!
(North Bergen, NJ)  Los Amigos Productions present two dynamic Cuban groups, La Charanga Habanera and El Medico de la Salsa under one roof for a one night-only concert on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Lido Ballroom located at 2600 Tonelle Avenue in North Bergen, NJ. Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Also featuring DJ Morales.  Free parking.  For more information or reservations, please call 201-552-1023.  

Grupos cubanos llegan al condado de Hudson
La Charanga Habanera y El Medico de la Salsa
Solamente Una Noche !!!
(North Bergen, Nueva Jersey) Los Amigos Productions presentan dos grupos cubanos dinámicos, La Charanga Habanera y El Medico de la Salsa bajo un mismo techo para una única noche un concierto en Sábado, 18 de julio 2015 en el salón de baile de Lido ubicado en 2600 Avenida Tonelle en North Bergen, Nueva Jersey. Las puertas se abren a las 7:00 PM. También con DJ Morales. Estacionamiento gratis. Para más información o reservaciones, por favor llame al 201-552-1023.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Helping Children

Benefit Gala to Support Performing Arts Youth Group

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc., a not-for-profit youth based organization dedicated to providing free classes in the performing arts to children is celebrating it's Fifteenth Anniversary, and will be holding their annual Spring Benefit Gala on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, New Jersey.  The Gala will feature live performances, delicious dinner, dance music, and a great time.  The organization will also be presenting Community Service Awards to individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the community as a whole.  

Donations for the Spring Benefit Gala are $100.00 per person and can be purchased by visiting:  

Now into its fifteenth year, The Grace Theatre provides free classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap/Rhythm, Folkloric Dance/Salsa, Flamenco, Singing, and Acting to children from Hudson County as well as free admission to professional performances to the students and their families. This school year alone, over four hundred students received free classes at the Grace Theatre. 

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. has received much critical acclaim for its professional theatrical productions and is the premiere presenter of bilingual and Spanish language theatre in the State of New Jersey.  This past year, the Grace Theatre produced the play "Comfort" at Lincoln Center in NYC; the NoHu International Film Festival at the Tribeca Screening Room in NYC; the short film "SAL"; and received various awards, including the prestigious ACE Award as well as the ATI Award.  Most recently it produced the highly acclaimed documentary feature film "Bay of Pigs, Our Perspective".

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible.  Any contribution is greatly appreciated.  If unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please log on to:  www.GraceTheatre.com

Or mail a check or money order payable to:
The Grace Theatre Workshop
P.O. Box 4412
Union City, NJ 07087

For more information, please visit:  www.GraceTheatre.com 

Please support the arts and our children.  
It will undoubtedly be a wonderful evening. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Importante Filme Estrena en Union City

Estreno Mundial

Jueves, 28 de Mayo, 2015
7:00 PM

William V. Musto Cultural
420 -15th Street
Union City, NJ

Entrada Gratis

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pimpinela en Concierto

Pimpinela en Concierto

Granoble Entertainment presentará el grupo latino muy popular "Pimpinela" en concierto el Viernes, 13 de marzo, 2015 a las 7:00 PM en el lujoso Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ. Maestro de Ceremonia, Lucio Fernandez.  Asientos disponibles VIP. Las entradas están a la venta en línea en:  www.BoletosExpress.com

Acerca de "Pimpinela"
Lucía Galán Cuervo y Joaquín Roberto Galán Cuervo nacieron en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Joaquín y Lucía son hermanos de ascendencia española. Al principio ellos cantaron para la familia y amigos, pero después cada uno siguió una carrera como solista. Joaquín se unió al grupo "Luna de Cristal". En 1981 el dúo "Pimpinela" grabó su primer single juntos. En 1984 su canción "Olvídame y pega la vuelta" se convirtió en un hit N º 1. Otros siguieron, y mientras continuaban aumentando en la fama, desarrollaron un estilo característico.

Para boletos, por favor visite: www.BoletosExpress.com
Para obtener más información, por favor llame a Granoble Entertainment: 201-926-5019

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cuban Boogaloo REMIX

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix - music video, performed by Lucio Fernandez from his CD "American Mambo"

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix - Video Credits:
Lucio Fernandez, producer; Megan Fernandez, executive producer; Mauro de Trizio, cinematographer/director of photography/editor; Lucio & Megan Fernandez, directors; Ruby Jurado, make-up artist; Saulo Diaz, production assistant; Megan Fernandez, choreographer; Lucio Fernandez, assistant editor; MeLu Communications Group, casting & press representation;  Susan Scherman,  Ana Cecilia Una , and  Jay Gonzalez, stills photography; El Gitano Discreto Productions, lights;  TapOle Dance Company, costumes; Jay Gonzalez for El Gitano Discreto Productions, post production graphics; filmed at Sapphire Studios.

Cast:  Lucio Fernandez, Megan Fernandez, Larry Piscitelli  ,   Matthew J. Harris, Vanessa Aiken,  Taylor Schramm  ,   Amado Mora, Jay Gonzalez, Ana Cecilia Unna, Maria "Azuquita" Rivas, Barbara Cambon, Alberto Morgan, and Susan Scherman.

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix (from the CD "American Mambo") - Recording Credits:
Lucio Fernandez, Producer * Megan Fernandez, Producer * Mark Goodman, Instrumental & Vocal Arrangements, Musical Director * Lucio Fernandez, Lyrics * Mark Goodman, Music  * George Mena for Menakeys Studio, Music, additional production remix 

Musicians:  Lucio Fernandez, Lead Vocals; Mark Goodman, Piano & Keyboards; Steve Bartosik, Drums & Percussion; Kenny Lavender, Trumpet & Flugel Horn; Dave Noland, Alto Sax, Flute, & Clarinet; Takashi Otsuka, Upright & Electric Bass; Jorge Leyva, Latin Percussion; Dillon Kondor, Acoustic & Electric Guitars; Alexander Diaz, Background Vocals; Constanza Palavecino, Background Vocals.

Recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound & Digital Boulevard Audio; Sound Engineers:  Luis Damian Güell, Kyle Cassel, Ian Cassel, Ian Lindsay; Mixed & Mastered by Luis Damian Güell @ Digital Boulevard Audio

Lucio Fernandez (MeLu Communications Group), Publisher - ASCAP

(c) (p) 2013 Lucio Fernandez. All Rights Reserved.

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

José Martí: El Ángel (recitado por Lucio Fernandez)

To celebrate José Martí’s birthday this month HavanaNewYork.com has asked members of the Cuban American artistic community here in the NYC Tri-state area to recite the work of the poet, writer and statesman for our video camera. Starting with Jesse Herrero, orchestra leader and producer of SonSublime, and throughout the rest of the month we will feature video clips of these recitals on our YouTube channel. 
This project is something we have been wanting to do for some time, but now with the recent developments in Cuba – US relations it seems more suited than ever. Further inspiration came after our reading of a recent article online entitled, Cuba still waiting for its José Martí by Tony Ruiz, Gavilan College Trustee and professor. Below is an excerpt from this article:
“Philosophers like Spain’s Antonio Machado believe you can’t separate a man from his dreams. If this is so, the Cuban people are still waiting for José Martí, the beloved leader and martyr of its independence from Spain. José Martí was a writer and poet who truly understood what freedom, dignity, and democracy is all about. That is the dream he left the Cuban people who have read Martí’s works and have waited for his dream to encircle their small island.”

“I am a sincere man, from where the palms grow...and before I pass on, I want to disperse...my verses from my soul” - José Martí, lyrics to the song “Guantanamera”

“Even after Cuba’s liberation from Spain, the people lacked self-determination and were in the grip of foreign intervention from the United States, dictators like Batista, and Fidel Castro. I cannot think of another country where individuals have never had the freedom to make choices regarding their future. As Americans, most of us take this freedom for granted.”

From the book "Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)
José Martí (Author), Esther Allen (Translator), Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria (Introduction) -
“José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life.”
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