Upcoming Events

Cuban Studies Events

2017 Mar 31

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

12:00pm to 2:00pm


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 Apr 05
2017 Apr 14

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

7:00pm to 9:00pm


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 15

Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm


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!