Cuba Studies Program Past Events

Cuba Studies Program Past Events

2017 Apr 21

LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset: Translating Cultures: Lydia Cabrera’s Liminal Worlds; Erwan Dianteill: The French Translation of El Monte (2003): Genesis, Difficulties and Reception of a Cuban Classic; Patricia González Gómez-Cásseres, and Ivor Miller: Translating Lydia Cabrera’s La lengua sagrada de los ñáñigos.

Lydia Cabrera’s two decades of ethnographic research among Afro-Cuban communities produced an extraordinary body of publications on Afro Caribbean religions and folklore. Nevertheless, her… Read more about LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

2017 Apr 15

Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

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! This concert is co-sponsored by the Cuba Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; the Harvard University Center for African Studies; the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center; the… Read more about Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

2017 Apr 14

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

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.

For more information and registration please click … Read more about Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

2017 Apr 08

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

2017 Apr 07

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

Dudley House, Lehman Hall 201, 53 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

2017 Apr 05

La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí

This talk will be in Spanish.

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Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas is the Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí. He is also a prolific… Read more about La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

2017 Apr 04

Q&A with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on the International Decade for People of African Descent

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hutchins Center Room 2R, 104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Cambridge MA, 02138

On April 4th, 2017 at 4PM, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, and Luis Almagro Secretary General of the Organization of American States, will sign an agreement to collaborate on events and programs that generate ideas for and implement positive change in the lives of people of African descent in Latin America. This collaborative effort will be undertaken during the International Decade of People of African Descent. Please join Dr. Almagro for a conversation on… Read more about Q&A with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on the International Decade for People of African Descent

2017 Mar 31

Cuba Studies Program: The 'Liberal Moment' of the Revolution: Early Educational Reforms in Revolutionary Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Rainer Schultz, PhD, Director of the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), Cuba Divisional Center in Havana 

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; … Read more about Cuba Studies Program: The 'Liberal Moment' of the Revolution: Early Educational Reforms in Revolutionary Cuba

2017 Mar 24

Cuba Studies Program: Abakuá, Añá, Ifá: Three Fundaments of Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ivor Miller, Bassey Andah Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Calabar

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study… Read more about Cuba Studies Program: Abakuá, Añá, Ifá: Three Fundaments of Cuba