Events

    A Conversation with Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Location: 

    Leverett Library Theater, 8 Mill St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Gonzalo Rubalcaba, multi-Grammy© Winner, pianist and composer was already a young phenom with a budding career in his native Cuba when he was discovered by Dizzy Gillespie in 1985. Since, Piano & Keyboard Magazine selected him in 1999 as one of the great pianists of the 20th century, alongside figures such as Glenn Gould, Martha Argerich and Bill Evans; won two Grammys and two Latin Grammys, and established himself as a creative force in the jazz world.

    Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music / Director of Jazz Bands, is an internationally...

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    Guantánamo, Cuba and the Arts


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    Speaker: Esther Whitfield, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at Brown University
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Chair, Cuba Studies Program

    This paper proposes...

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    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera


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    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, Cultural Agents Initiative; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert...

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    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish, Harvard University; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, Harvard University

    Presented in collaboration...

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    In-House Open House


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    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    Puente Musical: Celebrating Chucho Valdés

    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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    Concert: Ancestral Memories

    Location: 

    Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

    Ancestral Memories

    With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from...

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