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VOCES DEL TANGO

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 8 pm

The CCCNY pays tribute to the legendary Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango, a genre that since the onset of the 20th century has captivated audiences worldwide, and was embraced, interpreted and recorded by Cuban artists since the early 1930’s. This veritable musical tour-de-force, directed and arranged by Maestro Pablo […]

IN THE GARDENS OF CHANTILLY: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEVERO SARDUY

Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

The CCCNY revisits the work of Severo Sarduy and pays due hommage to his legacy on the 20th anniversary year of his death. One of Cuba’s most brilliant and versatile writers, Sarduy excelled as a novelist, essayist and poet, and his groundbreaking oeuvre is enjoying reawakened interest worldwide. The commemorative tribute will begin with a unique […]

PRO-ARTE MUSICAL AND ITS UNIQUE CULTURAL LEGACY

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

It is not possible to recount the history of Cuban culture in the first half of the 20th century without mentioning the seminal role played by the Pro-Arte Musical Society. Founded in 1918 by a group of women, it flourished under the exceptional leadership of its presidents, most notably, María Teresa García Montes de Giberga (pictured […]

MARTÍ ENTRE DOS IDIOMAS: TALLER DE TRADUCCIÓN

Viernes 31 de enero de 2014 @ 6:30 pm

                                        Un seminario participativo en conmemoración del natalicio de José Martí (1853-1995), cuya obra está aún por traducirse en toda su magnitud. Traductor de relieve, impulsado tanto por su vasta cultura y su afición a la literatura […]

THE END OF UTOPIA?: A CHAT WITH LEONARDO PADURA

Monday, February 24, 2014

A chat with the outstanding Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, the author of the best-seller El hombre que amaba a los perros (Tusquets Editores), on the inaugural book launch of the English translation of the novel by Anna Kushner.  The Man Who Loved Dogs (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) brings to life one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives […]

MÚSICA DE CUBA Y ESPAÑA EN EL DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA MUJER

Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 8 pm

A spectacular symphonic chorale concert of Cuban and Spanish music in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring the New York City debut of the all-women’s chorus Voces Blancas del Nalón, winner of several international competitions, including the 2012 First Prize Cum Laude at the prestigious European Festival Musik de Neerpel, in Belgium, and recognized worldwide for its vocal […]

Cuban Cuisine: Del casabe al mojito

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 9 am to 7 pm

René Portocarrero, “La cena” (1942) The first conference ever held on the history and development of Cuban cuisine—from its origins to the present. At the state-of-the-arts facilities of The International Culinary Center in Manhattan, the event will not only cover the evolution and the different influences that have shaped the Cuban gastronomical landscape—through both formal presentations, […]

Exilio, A Novel

Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

In the fall of 1968, a man and a boy each take a separate flight to Madrid, Spain. The boy is an exile from Cuba; the man is a wealthy uncle from Newark sent to meet and care for the boy. A few days later, the man is found dead in a luxury hotel room […]

Cuban Cinema Cycle: Juan de los muertos

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

The second installment in our 2012-2013 Cuban Cinema Cycle is Alejandro Brugués’s Juan of the Dead, a 2011 quasi-horror film that has garnered multiple awards and critical acclaim worldwide, most recently, Spain’s Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cqbEsnlns&feature=share Writer and director Brugués deviates from the genre’s norm to create a satirical zombie-comedy and, in […]

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