Havana - Ghana''s Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia is kicking off an official visit to Cuba on Thursday, with a tribute to National Hero Jose Marti, at the Revolution Square in Havana.
Mahamudu Bawumia will also hold official talks with Cuban Vice President Ines Maria Chapman, and will attend a medical students graduation ceremony at Havana's Karl Marx Theater, in addition to other activities.
Cuba and Ghana will celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations in December, maintain friendly ties and encourage cooperation in areas such as agriculture, tourism, sports, education, science, technology and health.
Cuban medical collaboration with Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African country to establish diplomatic relations with the island, began in 1983.
Almost 20 Cuban health professionals are working in Ghana, and 458 young Ghanaians are studying in Cuba.
Havana, August 24– Cuban singer, Omara Portuondo, will receive a Latin Grammy Academy Award in November, along with other outstanding Latin performers. The so called ‘Diva of the Buena Vista Social Club’ will receive the Music Excellence Award, along with José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Lupita D’Alessio, Pimpinela, Eva Ayllón, José Cid Joan Baez, Hugo Fattoruso and executive Mario Kamisky. The information was announced Thursday by the Latin Music Recording Academy.Read More
Cuba was one of the pioneers to develop radio and television in Latin America. Since 1922, and sponsored by the International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), the first radial plant was set up on the Caribbean Island.Read More
Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez (Benny Moré) was one of the most transcendental Cuban musicians. He was born in the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood in Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, in the former province of Las Villas, currently the province of Cienfuegos in central Cuba. He was the oldest of 18 brothers, from a humble and peasant Afro-Cuban family. Bartholomew learned to play the guitar during his childhood. According to the testimony of his mother, Virginia Moré, he manufactured his first instrument with a board and a spool of thread at the age of six. He left school when he was very young, to devote himself to the work of the field.Read More