Current Events

Noche de fílin, with Lourdes Simón and José Negroni

Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 7 PM

El filin, a Cuban musical style dating back to the second half of the 1940’s, has wowed fans the world over for its inimitable way of saying or singing a bolero, thouroughly imbued with the artist’s feeling. Deeply influenced by jazz, it has launched the careers of many great artists, including composer Frank Domínguez, whose signature […]

Trinidad de Cuba: Historia, leyenda y folclore

Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 7 pm

The tri-state launching of a unique historical work on the oldest colonial city in Cuba, completed by Manuel de J. Béquer, the city’s historian until 1960, only a few days before his death. Founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez, Trinidad was named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in 1988. With a testimonial […]

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 7 pm

An exclusive event honoring Bacardi and its unique role in the the history of Cuba. With veteran NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten, who will discuss the history of Bacardi rum, founded in 1862 in Santiago de Cuba and based today in Bermuda. The occasion marks the New York City launching of Bacardí y la larga lucha por […]

El traidor de Praga

Friday, November 9, 2012 @ 6 pm

The New York City launching of the most riveting thriller to grace Cuban literature in years. Linking Prague, Washington, South Yemen, Paris, Sitges, Madrid, Havana, Geneva, and Panama City, the novel takes the reader into the whirlwind days of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, when the threat of terrorist cells already loomed on […]

Alonso Drummond Duo ~ A Gala Concert

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 8 pm

The New York City debut of the outstanding Alonso-Drummond Duo, who will present their own arrangements of well-known composers in a quasi-ballet suite format. By drawing on the long heritage of each instrument, the ensemble brings to life a rich and vibrant reading of the score while melding the best of piano and guitar literature in an […]

Cuban Cinema Cycle: Havana in Bushwick

Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Gabe Rodriguez‘s surreal film about the journey of a Cuban-American man with a confused cultural identity. Larry Costa plays García, a hero who never speaks. At a party he develops an attraction for a beautiful woman played by Audrey Lorea. Her seductive singing and dancing creates an illusion in his mind and triggers his Cuban memories. […]

Canarias, Cuba y Francia: Los exilios literarios de Nivaria Tejera

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 6 pm

A gathering of writers and artists in homage to Nivaria Tejera, one of the most unique literary voices of the 20th and 21st centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Led by literary critic María Hernández-Ojeda, editor of Canarias, Cuba y Francia: Los exilios literarios de Nivaria Tejera, to be launched on this occasion, the […]

A Christmas Dinner and Dance Party with Sonidos de Cuba!

Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 1 pm to 4 pm

The CCCNY caps its 2012 fall program and rings in the holiday season with an all-out dance party starring Sonidos de Cuba, the hottest Cuban combo on either side of the Hudson! Includes a delicious full-course menu prepared by the chef at the chic Victor’s Café, the indisputable emblem of Cuban cuisine in New York City. With multiple raffles, offering treasurable […]

Un bronceado hawaiano, A Novel by Matías Montes Huidobro

Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 4 pm

Matías Montes Huidobro The New York City launching of the latest novel by Cuban playwright Matías Montes Huidobro, whose incursion into this genre is less well known. Written as a film noir, the novel reflects the overpowering influence of cinema on writers who came of age in 1950’s Havana, one of the topics the author […]

Victor Varela’s The Fourth Wall

Saturday, April 7, 2012 @ 8 pm

Written and directed by legendary Cuban playwright Víctor Varela, founder of Teatro Obstáculo, The Fourth Wall is a play without words, breaking new new ground in experimental theater. Yet its 1986 opening in Havana unleashed such furor among members of the government’s cultural establishment, that it was censored and shut down. This New York City […]

Con mucha salsa… y Azuquita

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 to 5 pm

Thanks to the legacy of one of Cuba’s greatest entertainers, a legend among legends, salsa will forever live in the hearts of millions of fans of Cuban popular music the world over. Her authentic musical style, regal demeanor, and generous spirit have also inspired many talented singers, including María Rivas, better known as Azuquita, who […]

Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House

Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

A unique Cuban art presentation by Andrea O’Reilly Herrera on the unconventional, multi-generational, itinerant, and ongoing art exhibit CAFÉ: The Journeys of Cuban Artists. In this New York City launching of her new book, Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora, Ms. O’Reilly Herrera, will focus on the CAFÉ project to explore Cuba’s long and turbulent history […]

An Evening of Cuban Ballet, featuring Alberto Mendez’s Muñecos

Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

An evening of Cuban ballet highlights, beginning with a panoramic overview of the Cuban school of ballet—inside and outside the Island—by Octavio Roca (author of the definitive book on Cuban ballet and distinguished music and dance critic for The Washington Post and other major newspapers throughout the country), placing it in the context of its […]

Tribute to Sarita Montiel: 55 Years After El Último Cuplé

Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 7 pm

Fifty-five years have gone by since Sara Montiel sang with her deep voice her famous “Fumando espero” in the 1957 film El Último Cuplé, followed by La Violetera in 1958, the year she would visit Havana for the third time and, indeed, conquer with her “gracia, talento y salero” the entire Island. From that moment […]