These are, so far, the main events in Cuba for 2019 (I)
Havana will be celebrating its 500th anniversary. Therefore, 2019 will be certainly a wonderful year full of activities of all kinds. Culture —as essential element in the promotion of Cuban traditions and identity— will lead these festivities for sure. Point2Cuba would like to suggest some of the very best options for next year. Hope you make room for such special events!!
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ PLAZA FESTIVAL
January 16-20, Havana and Santiago de Cuba
With the presence of renowned national and international stars — an important tradition and worldwide impact of Latin Jazz, or Cuban Jazz, where outstanding jazz performers give away their giftedness, talent and improvisation—, it will be held the International Jazz Plaza Festival. Visitors may enjoy live concerts from Cuban musicians and guests in the form of bands, musical ensembles, and soloist performances. Likewise, the event will host discussions and colloquium, jam sessions on the genre, as well as other cultural activities related to jazz in Cuba and the world.
INTERNATIONAL SALSA FESTIVAL
February 14-19 at the Havana´s Metropolitan Park
With the presence of popular light music orchestras, and after the resounding successes in the two previous editions, the 4th International Salsa Festival will be held in Havana. This festival certainly promotes popular music in Cuba and its values from Cuba to the world.
LITERARY AWARD CASA DE LAS AMERICAS
January 21-31 Casa de las Americas, Havana
Casa de las Americas convenes another edition of one of the most prestigious literary awards in Latin America. All genres of Latin American and Caribbean literature are in competition this time.
INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
February 7-17 at the Historical-Military Morro-La Cabaña Park, in Havana
Dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the foundation of Havana, the International Book Fair is the perfect space for exchanging and participating in the world of book launching. Authors, editors, distributors, booksellers, printers, literary agents, multimedia producers, journalists, and other professionals converge in the same spot. Hence, that is the perfect place for Cuban readers to meet.