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alejandrodelafuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies
Chair, Cuba Studies Program Faculty Committee
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, Alejandro de la Fuente is 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 Belfer Case Study Room

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...

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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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The new issue of Cuban Studies, CS47, is available now!

March 27, 2019

 

We are happy to announce the new issue of Cuban Studies, CS47. The number features a dossier on cultural policy, which is accompanied by a number of primary sources written by Cuban artists during the first years of the revolution. CS47 also includes articles on the periodization of the Cuban revolution, José Martí's philosophy, on recent macroeconomic trends, and much more! We hope you enjoy the read!

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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...

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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 ImageAlthough a miniature community of a thousand people, the Jews of Cuba have attracted wide attention for choosing to shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding the Jewish legacy. I will address the contradictions surrounding Cuba's Jews on the island as they forge a path between the scroll and the revolution, between...

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2019 Mar 01

Regímenes de bienestar en Cuba: mujeres y desigualdades

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Welfare Regimes ImageEl proyecto analiza el proceso de reforma cubano (2006-2018) desde un marco específico: los regímenes de bienestar. Con este lente, se exploran tres áreas: mercados laborales, políticas sociales y órdenes familiares. El análisis ayuda a mostrar cómo se están configurando las relaciones entre el Estado...

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