Havana

What is Havana known for?


taking silver

taking silver medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics (1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's triple jump) in Seville, Spain. The next year at the 2000 Summer Olympics (Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's triple jump) she finished in fourth position thus cementing her place as an elite triple jumper. Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) (1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics#Female_Junior_A_.28under_20.29) Havana, Cuba bgcolor cc9966 3rd "A Song for Assata" chronicles the arrest, trial, incarceration and Cuban political asylum of Assata Shakur (a member of the Black Panther Party, after whom Common named his daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn). The spoken word piece at the end of the track is a quote from Assata Shakur. During the album's creation, Common traveled to Havana, Cuba where he met and talked with Shakur. The excerpt used details Shakur's thoughts on what freedom is and what it means to be free. As she notes: Biography Amelia was born in 1896 in Yaguajay (Yaguajay, Cuba), in the former Cuban province of ''Las Villas'' (now Sancti Spíritus Province). In 1915, her family moved to Havana, to the ''La Víbora'' district, and this gave her the opportunity to enter the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" at the rather late age of 20 years (students at this academy usually start at 12–13 years of age). She was among Leopoldo Romañach's favourite students. By 1924, she exposed her paintings for the first time, along with another Cuban female painter, ''María Pepa Lamarque''. She transferred to Europe in 1927, and established herself in Paris, although she paid short visits to Spain, Italy and other countries. Vida y Obra de Amelia Peláez '''Santa Cruz del Norte''' is a municipality in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. Before 2011 it was part of La Habana Province. It is located on the north shore, between the cities of Havana and Matanzas, at the mouth of the Santa Cruz River. WikiPedia:Havana Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Cuba Localities Havana commons:La Habana


experimental architectural

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performance featured

, Bonnie Bramlett, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel play alongside Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. Another featured performance was by the Trio of Doom (in which Pastorius played alongside John McLaughlin (John McLaughlin (musician)) and Tony Williams (Tony Williams (drummer))). Weather Report’s performance featured in Havana Jam '79, Ernesto Juan Castellanos' documentary celebrating


drinking good

the Revolution, Che, Fidel, Cuba's health care system, sticking it to the Gringos, etc., and people will assume that you are at best naïve or at worst not in full possession of your mental faculties. You can have a great time just outside of the Hotel Inglaterra near the Capitólio Building, drinking good daiquiris and mojitos at an affordable price (2CUC in September 2005). * WikiPedia:Havana Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Cuba Localities Havana commons:La Habana


white album

in Havana, Cuba. * December 24 – France's Fourth Republic (French Fourth Republic) is founded. * November 22 – The Beatles release their self-titled album popularly known as the ''White Album''. * November 24 – 4 men hijack (Aircraft hijacking) Pan Am Flight 281 from JFK International Airport, New York (New York City) to Havana, Cuba. * November 26 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force First


including extensive

the construction of the Panama Canal .) Implementing the recommendations of Walter Reed and Dr. William Gorgas (William Crawford Gorgas), Stevens also built proper housing with screens for canal workers and oversaw investment in extensive sanitation projects including extensive city water systems and mosquito-abatement (Health measures during the construction of the Panama Canal) programs to minimize the spread of deadly mosquito-spread diseases—particularly malaria and yellow fever

: Health measures during the construction of the Panama Canal.) Implementing the recommendations of Walter Reed and Dr. William Gorgas (William Crawford Gorgas), Stevens also built proper housing with screens for canal workers and oversaw investment in extensive sanitation projects including extensive city water systems and mosquito-abatement (Health measures during the construction of the Panama Canal) programs to minimize the spread of deadly mosquito-spread diseases—particularly


unorthodox musical

of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his technical proficiency, unorthodox musical philosophy, and eccentric personality and piano technique. Zeyda Ruga Suzuki (born 1943, Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-Canadian classical pianist and Juno Award nominee. Dang Thai Son (born 1958, Hanoi, Vietnam) is a classical pianist known for being the first Asian pianist to win the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1980. He remains a well-known Chopin interpreter, and now resides in Montreal, Canada. Naida Cole (born 1974) has recorded music by Fauré, Chabrier, Satie and Ravel. Wonny Song Korean-Canadian pianist and professor. First Prize winner at the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Prix d'Europe 2003, and winner of the Minnesota Orchestra's WAMSO Competition. thumb right 140px Kenneth G. Mills (File:Kenneth G Mills.jpg) birth_date WikiPedia:Havana Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Cuba Localities Havana commons:La Habana


great film

and they would have normalized relations." In a separate interview with the ABC, Lawford said Castro "got up at the end of the film and he said, 'You've made a great film, but you've ignored Cuba, now you have to make a film of what was happening here in Cuba during those thirteen days." Lawford said that he had returned to Cuba six times in an effort to do just that "but as you know we have an embargo against Cuba, which is one of the greatest foreign policy tragedies


big wooden

, with large windows and two entrances framed by big porchs, because boys entered by one wing whereas girls entered by the opposite one. All the roofs have big wooden eaves. While the French and Indian War had ended in North America in 1760, other aspects of this global war, known in Europe as the Seven Years' War, continued to involve Rhode Island. In the spring of 1762, General Jeffrey Amherst, the commander of British and Colonial forces in North America, ordered that 207 men from


featured+performance

, Bonnie Bramlett, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel play alongside Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. Another featured performance was by the Trio of Doom (in which Pastorius played alongside John McLaughlin (John McLaughlin (musician)) and Tony Williams (Tony Williams (drummer))). Weather Report’s performance featured in Havana Jam '79, Ernesto Juan Castellanos' documentary celebrating the event. birth_date WikiPedia:Havana Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Cuba Localities Havana commons:La Habana

Havana

'''Havana''' (

The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish (Spanish Empire) in the 16th century and due to its strategic location it served as a springboard for the Spanish conquest of the continent (Spanish colonization of the Americas) becoming a stopping point for the treasure-laden Spanish galleons on the crossing between the New World and the Old World. King Philip II of Spain granted Havana the title of City in 1592. Spanish-American War, Effects of the Press on Spanish-American Relations in 1898

Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado and the newer suburban districts. The city is the center of the Cuban government (Government of Cuba), and home to various ministries, headquarters of businesses and over 90 diplomatic offices.

The city attracts over a million tourists annually, The city is also noted for its history (History of Havana), culture, architecture and monuments. Britannica

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