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Musical institutions in Cuba: mapping the foundations

In Cuba there are about 20,000 professional musicians, not counting amateurs, hustlers, or those who sing sporadically in the guateque or under the shower. 

Last February, an official analysis by the Cuban Ministry of Culture about the current situation of the music business system on the island, diagnosed “financial undercapitalization and failure to take advantage of links with tourism”, among other more or less chronic diseases. Probably part of these conclusions has been provided by the final report of the Mincult-Onudi-Koica Project: “Strengthening the competitiveness, organizational performance and export capacity of the Cuban music industry”, which we discussed in our previous edition with its coordinator, Yolaida Duharte . 

Since then, the Cuban authorities have created a working group to improve the institutional and business system of music on the island. But how is this institutional and business system currently composed?  

A la espera de futuros acercamientos más profundos, esta infografía intenta responder fotográficamente a esa pregunta y de algún modo dialogar con otros trabajos de nuestro magazine. Incluimos aquí no solamente a las organizaciones estatales que desde el Ministerio de Cultura se relacionan con los músicos y sus obras, sino también a otras organizaciones que han ocupado un lugar relevante en la producción, mediación o consumo de música en nuestro país, desde otras instituciones.

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