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José Triana’s Palabras Comunes

Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

A dramatic reading from Cuban playwright José Triana’s Palabras comunes (1979-86), translated by Joanne Pottlitzer as “Common Words.” Widely regarded as Triana’s most important work, “Common Words” is set in Cuba between 1894 and 1914, from the prelude of the Spanish-American War to the eve of World War I. Pottlitzer, a New York-based producer, director […]

La mala fama por Gina Montaner

Viernes 8 de Abril, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

La destacada crítica Perla Rozencvaig entrevista a la autora sobre su primera novela, una vertiginosa historia en torno a una mujer con ansias de redimirse por las malos caminos que ha tomado en su vida. Como ha señalado Armando Añel, se trata de “un recorrido que descubre al lector sus intersticios con elegancia y sobriedad; […]

Cuban Fiestas and The Havana Habit

Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

Renowned writers Roberto González Echevarría and Gustavo Pérez Firmat will discuss and read from their most recent publications Cuban Fiestas and The Havana Habit, both published by Yale University Press. The works explore, respectively, la fiesta cubana from the nineteenth century to the present, and the influence of Cuba in its various manifestations on U.S. […]

Reescribir el Atlántico: Las escritoras del cruce Canarias-América

Viernes 25 de Marzo, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

Una fascinante conferencia por la distinguida crítica María Hernández – Ojeda, en la que explora el estrecho vínculo entre las Islas Canarias y América mediante la obra literaria de Juana Fernández Ferraz, Nivaria Tejera, Mercedes Pinto y Josefina Plá. En su estudio de este cruce transatlántico, Hernández – Ojeda rescata el aporte de estas escritoras […]

A Cuban Maestro Revisits The Beatles*

Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

What has made the music of The Beatles so universally popular and what made them such a dominant factor in the revolutionary decade of the 1960′s? Through vintage films and CD’s, Cuban composer and musician Armando Tranquilino will take us on a trip down Penny Lane, bringing to life a magical period in the history […]

¡Le ronca el mambo!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

A multimedia musical presentation on the turbulent history of the most universal of Cuban rhythms. Come and listen to the mambos that shook the 50′s to their core, with archival film footage of Ninón Sevilla, María Antonieta Pons, Amelia Aguilar, Tito Puente, Machito and his Afrokubans, the Dolly Sisters and the creator of the mambo […]

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