Events

    2022 Nov 16

    RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Blacks in Nation Making: Brazil and Cuba c. 1790-1870

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    S-050, CGIS South

    To register for this event, click here.

    Speaker: Ronald Raminelli, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, DRCLAS & RLL
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, David and Peggy Rockefeller Professor of History and of African and African American Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Romance Languages...

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    2022 Sep 20

    Discussion Panel El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University

    Limited Seating. Register here

    Speakers: Gertrudis Rivalta; Juana Valdes; Elio Rodríguez; Alberto Lescay, Cuban artists
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute; Chair Cuba Studies Program, Harvard University; Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz,...

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    2022 Sep 16

    El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University

    Exhibition Opening El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    Please RSVP through the registration link.

    This exhibition proposes a new approach to Cuban art through a historical reconstruction built from and...

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    2020 Feb 28

    CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research...

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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

    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...

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    2019 May 23

    Cuba y los nuevos desafíos del sector privado, en el marco de las actuales transformaciones de la nación

    (All day)

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Harvard University, pre-LASA 2019 Conference

    La iniciativa privada constituye una bisoña experiencia en la Cuba actual. Aun cuando persisten un gran número de limitaciones legales, económicas y políticas para su desarrollo, muchos cubanos han decidido apostar por la creación de un negocio propio. Con el desarrollo del sector privado en los últimos años, se ha percibido un aumento de su peso en la economía nacional y su rol como actor social.

    El sector vive un nuevo periodo de cambios, las regulaciones que rigen su funcionamiento han sufrido modificaciones, con...

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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 12

    The Scroll and the Revolution: The Dilemmas of Writing about the Jews of Cuba

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    behar_theme_photo_71.jpgSpeaker: Ruth Behar, University of Michigan

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History at Harvard University...

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    2019 Feb 22

    To Be or Not to Be Caribe: Magazine Combat in Cuba, 1944

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    katerina_gonzalez_origenes_v_gaceta_del_caribe.pngIn the absence of a flourishing book industry, literary magazines become important vehicles of literary, intellectual, and political history in Cuba. This presentation investigates a located literary-critical battle between two Havana-based...

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    2019 Feb 15

    Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Speaker: Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

    What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. His presentation will explore how becoming a Hiphop practitioner vested him with a profound interest in the future of urban Afro-Cuban music in Havana. Following the question ‘What is Afro-Cubaneity?’ he argues that understanding what Afro-...

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