Cuba

2017 Apr 15

Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an incredible evening with some of today’s greatest players and singers in the Afro-Cuban bàtá tradition! Afro-Cuban bàtá masters from across the country join Harvard's own Director of Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry in a concert and celebration of Cuban tradition. You won't be able to keep from dancing to this percussive, dynamic music!

2017 Apr 14

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, a compelling, fast-moving film about an exciting genre of music and dance! Highlighting the musical styling of rumba in New York City, the film follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. Learn more about the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city and rumba's African and Andalusian origins. The screening will be followed by a conversation with its director Aristides Falcon-Paradi.

2017 Apr 05
2017 Feb 07

Tuesday Seminar Series: Post-Fidel, Post-Raúl: Key Underlying Themes for Cuba’s New Future

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

**Please note, this seminar will be held in CGIS South, S-216**

Speaker: Jorge I. Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

2017 Mar 31

Cuba Studies Program: The 'Liberal Moment' of the Revolution: Early Educational Reforms in Revolutionary Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Rainer Schultz, PhD, Director of the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), Cuba Divisional Center in Havana 

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

2017 Mar 24

Cuba Studies Program: Abakuá, Añá, Ifá: Three Fundaments of Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ivor Miller, Bassey Andah Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Calabar

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

2017 Feb 10

Cuba Studies Program: The Commodification of Culture and the Cultural Life of Commodities in the New Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Paloma DuongAssistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

2017 Feb 03

Cuba Studies Program: Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Cooper Art Gallery, Hutchins Center, 104 Mt. Auburn Street

Speaker: Roberto Diago, independent artist

Moderator: Alejandro de la FuenteRobert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

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