Current Events

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 […]

BOOK CYCLE: PABLO MEDINA’S ‘SOLEDADES’

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 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 […]

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 […]

LAS DOS “GUANTANAMERAS”

Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Cuban bass virtuoso and musicologist Antonio Gómez Sotolongo will delve into one of the most controversial topics in Cuban music lore to unravel the allegations on both sides of the fence as to the true composer of the legendary song Guantanamera. To hopefully settle the score once and for all, the audiovisual presentation will include a detailed […]

CLUB SILENCIO: A NEW ODYSSEY TO THE CUBA OF MYTH AND REALITY

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm AND Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 8 pm

Club Silencio The New York City premiere of the latest play by Cuban-American playwright Gabe Rodríguez, who has joined forces with director Juliana Kleist-Méndez to tell a universal story of healing and survival. A leading lady, Brooke Gomez, is an Oscar-winning, Cuban-American actress with a passion for Greek tragedy. She has successfully achieved the American Dream, only […]

CON UNA CANCIÓN CUBANA EN EL CORAZÓN

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

The CCCNY closes its spring season with an amazing musical voyage into the very soul of Cuba—its music. Iván Acosta’s unique new book, WITH A CUBAN SONG IN MY HEART / CON UNA CANCIÓN CUBANA EN EL CORAZÓN features the artwork from 280 album covers from his collection of over 5,000 long-playing records. Throughout it […]

CARMEN HERRERA & THE 100 YEARS SHOW

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7 pm

                                              The CCCNY opens its 2017 winter season with a special film event on the legendary artist Carmen Herrera, subject of the documentary THE 100 YEARS SHOW. The 101-year-old Herrera, born in Havana, […]

ISLAND ALLURE ~ CUBA: 1858-1958

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7 pm

An illustrated talk by noted photography collector Ramiro A. Fernández, featuring historical gems from his intensely personal archive on Cuba, amassed with professional expertise, visual insight and a decidedly cinematic flair. Through hundreds of magnificently preserved vintage photographs and ephemera, Island Allure celebrates the culture of high style that prevailed in the Island from colonial times through […]

CULTIVO UNA ROSA BLANCA

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm

Our annual tribute to José Martí (1853-1895) on his birthday. 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 […]

ARISTIDE Y SUS TRES ORILLAS

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 7 pm

The New York City premiere of a documentary on the art of famed Cuban caricaturist Aristídes Pumariega, known to all as Aristide, listed among the most recognized political cartoonists of the 20th century by Italy’s Centro Nazionale del Fumetto. The film is an insightful and humorous profile on his lives and times on three shores: […]

CRAVING CUBA

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6 pm

After attending the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, Zuzy Martin Lynch was inspired by the power of film to turn a brewing book project into a story about identity. After a string of serendipitous happenings and a somewhat successful crowdfunding campaign, the filmmaker took a leap of faith and began producing an insightful film that […]

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