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FANIA ALL-STARS: LIVE IN AFRICA

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

The Cuban Cultural Center of New York is happy to partner with the Museum of the City of New York for the screening of Live In Africa. In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform […]

I’M AN IMMIGRANT: SO ARE YOU

April 19, 2018 at 7 pm

The CCCNY opens its Spring season with I’M AN IMMIGRANT: So Are You, a solo exhibit by María Lino. One of the most cutting-edge Cuban artists to emerge from the New York City SoHo scene in the 1970’s, Ms. Lino continues to defy stereotype and sets out to confront one of the most relevant topics today: the rights […]

‘ADIÓS MI HABANA’

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of Anna Veltfort‘s unique work, Adiós mi Habana (Editorial Verbum), subtitled Las memorias de una gringa y su tiempo en los años revolucionarios de la década de los 60. Veltfort’s is an autobiographical comic book, written and illustrated in the form of a graphic novel, where the author narrates with candor, […]

EL COMPAÑERO QUE ME ATIENDE

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm

The New York City launching of Enrique Del Risco’s El compañero que me atiende, a compilation of fictional stories about the omnipresent surveillance in Cuban life. The 500-page anthology includes many renowned authors, such as Antonio José Ponte, Manuel Díaz Martínez, Damaris Calderón, María Elena Cruz Varela, Néstor Díaz de Villegas, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Norge Espinosa, Rolando […]

SEVERO SECRETO

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Severo secreto is an extended visual essay on the life of prominent Cuban exiled writer Severo Sarduy (1937-1993). A novelist, poet, and essayist, Sarduy is widely recognized as the creator of the Neo-Baroque in Latin American literature. The film focuses on Sarduy’s formative years in Cuba, his interest in black culture, performance, ritual, and experimental poetry […]

CURSILLO MARTIANO

Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~ 10 am to 4 pm

An all-day two-session workshop on José Martí. Founding father of Cuba and leader of its last war of independence, José Martí is also a towering figure in Cuban and Latin American literature. In his short life, he excelled as a poet, essayist, journalist, and revolutionary. Throughout the 1890′s and early 1990′s he worked as a foreign correspondent in New York City, and […]

PABLO MEDINA’S ‘SOLEDADES’

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

                                                  The CCCNY closes its book cycle this season with Pablo Medina‘s Soledades. In his most recent poetry collection (Editorial Betania, 2017), the master poet defines the borders of his poetic […]

CUBAN CINEMA: ‘LA SINGULAR HISTORIA DE JUAN SIN NADA’

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

An exclusive screening of Ricardo Figueredo Oliva’s critical and ironic film on the state of the Cuban economy, which has been censored by several Cuban film festivals, including Havana’s International Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema. The documentary, which includes real-life interviews with ordinary Cubans, as well as economists, revolves around the fictional character […]

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