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! Read more about Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert
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. Read more about Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion
In a world so relentlessly defined by utilitarian reasoning, by expedient thinking, by prose language, and by vicious speech, poetry is decisively out of place. Displacement, though, is what accounts for poetry’s extraordinary capacity for meaning.