The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has had to cancel two concerts planned for Havana, Cuba on Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, due to American travel restrictions, reports CBC.
“This shows that the U.S. government is the only party responsible for the failure of this major cultural project,” said Alejandro Guma, vice-president of the Cuban Institute of Music. “This is a project, by the way, that was not conceived by Cuba, but by the American institution, and we imagine that at this point, the organization must be disappointed.”
U.S. President Barack Obama said he will not lift a trade and travel embargo against Cuba that has been in effect since 1961 unless there are democratic reforms put in place.
Some of the world’s biggest artists have teamed up with Cuban band Rhythms Del Mundo for a benefit album that puts a Latin twist on well-known songs.
The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Fall Out Boy, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Keane, Cat Power, Kaiser Chiefs, OneRepublic and the Rolling Stones are among the acts featured on “Rhythms Del Mundo Classics,” which is set for release July 13.
The album aims to raise awareness and funds for climate crisis projects and natural disaster relief through the U.K.-based charity Artists Project Earth.
Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. takes over for Eddie Murphy in “Daddy Day Camp,” the sequel to “Daddy Day Care.”
This time, Charlie Hinton (Gooding Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) take over a summer camp with no knowledge of the great outdoors. Chaos is guaranteed.
Cuba spoke to andPOP recently about the film, working on comedic projects vs. dramatic roles and, of course, hockey! Does Cuba Gooding Jr. want to own an NHL team? Watch the interview to find out.
Daddy Day Camp hits theatres Wednesday, August 8.