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2019 Oct 16

A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

6:00pm

Location: 

Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

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2019 Oct 09

ERRE: A conversation with Mexican artist Marcos Ramírez

6:30pm

Location: 

Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House

Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist

Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University

Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)

Marcos Ramírez, known as ERRE, was born in Tijuana in 1961. He...

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2019 Oct 04

Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

12:00pm

Location: 

Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Image of Sintesis

Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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2019 Sep 28

BLIFF: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

Repeats every day until Sat Sep 28 2019 .
8:05pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

LA CAMARISTA (THE CHAMBERMAID)
Narrative, 102 mins, Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018

Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer
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2019 Sep 27

BLIFF: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

8:05pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

LA CAMARISTA (THE CHAMBERMAID)
Narrative, 102 mins, Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018

Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer
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2019 Sep 27

BLIFF: Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)

6:00pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)
Documentary, 61 mins, Juan Pablo González, Mexico, 2018
A family reflects on a young man’s disappearance in a Mexican village under the watchful eyes of the horse who saw him last.


• Official Selection, 2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
• Official Selection, 2019 True/False Film Festival
• Official Selection, 2019 Ambulante
• Official Selection, 2019 Festival Internacional de Guadalajara (FICG)
• Official Selection, 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Trailer: https://youtu.be/...

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2019 Aug 09

ARTS@DRCLAS Overseas Speaker Series | Giuliana Bruno: Surface Wear in Art, Architecture & Film

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

(Chile) Auditorio Fernando Castillo Velasco, Escuela de Arquitectura, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Giuliana Bruno, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will give a keynote speech at the international conference ...

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2019 Apr 30

Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

Anna More is Professor of Hispanic Literatures in the Department of Literary Theory and Literatures at the University of Brasília. She received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University...

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2019 Apr 19

Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.

Film Series:  April 19 (DRCLAS), Fall (Date TBD, IBA)
Presented by DRCLAS, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at...

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2019 Apr 13

Memories on/for a future reconciliation

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Authors:
Renato Cisneros, author of “La distancia que nos separa”
José Carlos Agüero, author of “Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar” (via Skype)
Lurgio Gavilán, author of “Memorias de un soldado desconocido”

Respondents: 
Alexandra Hibbett, Universidad Católica, Perú
Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

The wounds inflicted by the protracted civil war Peru faced between 1980 and the early 2000s have proven hard to heal. After twenty years...

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2019 Apr 12

Puente Musical: Celebrating Chucho Valdés

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence Chucho Valdés in concert with Harvard Jazz Bands

A concert featuring pianist Chucho Valdés, the 2019 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence, with the Harvard Jazz Bands. The Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy Award Winner. Born into a family of musicians in Quivicán, Havana province, Cuba, Dionisio Jesús "Chucho" Valdés Rodríguez, has distilled elements of the...

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2019 Apr 11

Chucho Valdés: Narrativas Musicales

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Leverett Library, 25 Mill Street

Chucho Valdes 1Speaker: Chucho Valdés, composer and pianist

A través del diálogo entre el pianista y compositor Chucho Valdés y el Prof. Yosvany Terry, Narrativas Musicales ahondará en la vida y obra artística de Valdés, su concepción del Jazz y la música en general, sus contribuciones a la...

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2019 Apr 09

Novelist Francisco Goldman's research into New Bedford and its large Guatemalan community

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

New BedfordFrancisco Goldman converses about his research, for a novel, into New Bedford, and particularly its large Guatemalan community. Various subjects will be discussed, such as the seafood industry -- the city is the country's largest commercial fishing port -- and the role of Guatemalans and other...

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2019 Apr 05

CHERMANY > A PERUVIAN GRAFIK XPERIENZ

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

chermanCherman will reflect on his art over the past 30 years, discuss the roots of his pop aesthetic, and share the philosophy behind his current work in Chermany, an imagined nation where graphic art exists in its purest form and where everything is possible.

Speaker: Cherman (Germán Quino Ganoza),...

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2019 Mar 28

Arts & Sciences Workshop Series: Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market and the Making of a Discipline

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Fernando Degiovanni, Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

In 1911, the Argentine intellectual Manuel Ugarte started a two-year lecture tour of Latin America and the United States with a crucial question in mind: can Latin Americanism be embodied practice? His visit to...

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2019 Mar 11

Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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