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The Palace of the Revolution reopened its doors Monday to more than twenty intellectuals and artists who every month meet with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to follow up on the agreements of the IX Congress of UNEAC, held at the end of 2019.

 The Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation of Nature and Man announced in Havana the postponement of the III International Congress on Urban Landscape, initially scheduled for May and intended to pay tribute to the work of Eusebio Leal Spengler (1942-2020) for his transcendental work as historian of Havana, due to the new coronavirus pandemic. It will be held instead on October 21-23, 2021 at the Havana International Conference Center.

Cuban musician Adalberto Alvarez, winner of the 2008 National Music Award, will celebrate the Day of the Cuban Son on May 8, and urged all soneros to join the festivity from their localities. In a direct speech made a few hours ago, Alvarez, known as "the Knight of Son", said that a celebration has no sense without the honoree, and in this case this Cuban musical genre will be the center of attention of the celebration.

For the remainder of February, the centrally located Casa del Alba Cultural in the neighborhood of Vedado has a virtual program of great interest for lovers of poetry, good literary proposals and Cuban music.

The Annual Literary Criticism Award announced a jury convened by the Cuban Book Institute and the Critics Circle to select the best books published in 2019.

A space to nourish the soul and spirit and connect the inhabitants of a modern city like Cienfuegos with its French roots exists today in the former Fernandina de Jagua colony.

The response of the university and science community to the scourge of the pandemic in Cuba was discussed much and effectively today, on the second and penultimate day of the International Congress Pedagogia 2021, which gathers online nearly 900 delegates from 28 countries.

Cuban film Buscando a Casal ("Looking for Casal"), by filmmaker Jorge Luis Sanchez, is one of the 93 contenders for the nomination as best international film at the 2021 Oscar Awards.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez congratulated today on Twitter the poet, storyteller, essayist and ethnologist Miguel Barnet on his 81st birthday, calling him a poet who is inseparable from the revolution and shares the overall resolve to continue taking the country forward.

The 36th International Jazz Plaza 2021 Festival touched a total of 96 countries from 216 regions of the world, in an unprecedented edition marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced its organizers to turn the whole program to the virtual and television scene from January 19 to 24.

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