Cuba Studies

2017 Oct 19

Concert: Ancestral Memories

8:00pm

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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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 ImageSpeaker: 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; Director, Afro...

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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 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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