This character –he can’t be unlinked to the everyday going of Cuba’s cigar factories– emerged as a need back in the 19th century in order to entertain cigar rollers during the course of their shifts.


The 15th Habano Festival will pave the way for two arts to come closer together than they’ve always been: the artworks of fine artists Rene de la Nuez and Roberto Salas, and the works of unsung heroes who pour their best craftiness into the making of Habanos


The diva of Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo, will be basking in the limelight this year in the closing ceremony of the 15th Habano Festival. Although she admits that she doesn’t smoke, she can’t escape from the magic tradition that tags along with Cuban premium cigars


El Mundo del Habano is the title of the new book launched by the Regulating Council of Protected Denomination of Origin (DOP) Habanos and other Cuban tobacco producers within the framework of FIHAV 2012.


Por tercera ocasión se reunieron en Curazao los miembros del Club de Fumadores de Habanos en el ya tradicional restauran de comida cubana e internacional “Mr. Congas”, esta  vez para recordar y disfrutar de las composiciones del afamado cantante y compositor de música tradicional cubana Compay Segundo, el cual, entre otros muchos premios, recibió el galardón de “Hombre Habano” en la categoría de comunicación por su devoto amor a los Habanos.


The opening of the 14th Habano Festival at the Karl Marx Theater promises to be an unforgettable evening. The show, defined by its creator Augusto Enriquez as a Cuban divertimento, mixes several musical genres with singular wit accompanied by some well-known friend performers.


Cigars: The Heart & Soul of Cuba o Habanos: el corazón y alma de Cuba, a documentary by James Suckling and James Orr on the fascinating world of the finest Premium cigars of the world, was screened at Cuba’s Hotel Nacional within the framework of the celebrations for the 32nd International Havana Film Festival.


A luxury humidor with a commemorative vitola was given as a present to Cuban music composer Chucho Valdes on his 70th birthday by the members of Habanos S.A. Board of Directors during a press conference in which different activities to celebrate the musician’s birthday were announced.


It was Cuban sage Fernando Ortiz who shed light on the strong ties among rum, tobacco and coffee, as a quasi love-affair relationship among what he defined as “the three diamonds of the Island”, symbols, even related to the Cuban identity, that have made the rounds in the finest halls around the world and have been acclaimed by sybarites and lineage consumers.


Mexico’s Ethra Gallery recently held a tasting session of two Montecristo vitolas and an exhibition carried out by Canadian artist Claire Weissman.