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LA DIVINIDAD QUE DEVORA

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

  The New York City launching of the latest collection of poems by Maya Islas, one of the major Cuban poets in exile of her generation. Her poetry has been described as crossing the threshold into other worlds, worlds that she inhabits and describes with an astonishing familiarity. Her transgressions are not only in language […]

YOSVANY TERRY AFRO-CUBAN SEXTET

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 8 pm

“(His music has) helped redefine Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz as a complex new idiom,” raved The New York Times about Cuban-born saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry, who masterfully melds the traditional sounds of his native Cuba with innovative, fiery post-bop haromonies. The son of bandleader and famed chekeré master Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry Gonzales, Yosvany grew […]

AGUSTÍN LARA ~ HAVANA BOUND

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 8 pm

The CCCNY celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a belated gala concert honoring Mexico’s greatest composer, Agustín Lara, one of the most prolific and beloved songwriters of the Spanish-speaking world. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1897, Lara’s first trip abroad was to Havana in 1933, a visit which marked the beginning of a life-long love affair with Cuba, made manifest […]

LAS MUJERES EN MARTÍ

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 7 pm

  A commemorative presentation on the 122nd anniversary of José Martí‘s death at Dos Ríos. Martí scholar Raquel Vinat gives us a unique view into the transcendental role played by women throughout his life–in the spiritual, emotional, literary, and political realms–and how they informed his struggle for Cuba’s freedom. The presentation will address the historical […]

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