Posts Tagged ‘Cuba’

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

By Steven Cohen On September 18, 1960, four months before the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba and 56 years before Barack Obama would become the first sitting American president in almost a century to step foot on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City for the 15th session of the United Nations […]


Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

This award-winning documentary follows street-smart Ivy League students who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, where the population is 60% black. Their journey reveals enthralling scenes of Cuban life, including hip-hop performances, block parties, and candid encounters with Afro-Cuban youth. As they film, the young travelers discover connections between Cuban and […]


Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

TRANSCENDENCE, a group exhibition of mixed media works showcase a generation of artists as they rise above the social and political divides between Cuba and the world. Through mixed mediums including investigative painting, photography, video, installations, and design, the artists embrace and redefine the bridge between Cuba and the world through the creative process. The […]


5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 | 8:00 PM AARON DAVIS HALL (138 Convent Ave @ 135th Street) Grammy-award-nominee saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry headlines the exciting extravaganza, Harlem Afro-Cuban Roots, a concert production that brings together traditional and contemporary music celebrating the indelible footprints left by Harlem based Cuban legends […]


1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

Salvador González Escalona is one of Cuba’s top artists with global recognition. His primary interest in in African cultural heritage in Cuba and the Americas. In the crisis-ridden 1990s, without any official assistance and with no money, he created what is today the most celebrated work of public art in Havana, in the neighborhood of […]


Protest by the keystroke | Manhattan Times

Protest by the keystroke | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani María Sánchez Cordero is hoping for a tribute to democracy in her native country. What she envisions isn’t an obelisk, or an individual memorialized in marble, as is prevalent in many plazas across the world. “Someday, this,” she said, holding up a flash drive, “will be […]


Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd

Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd


Cuban singer Pablo Milanés back in New York after 14 years | NY Daily News

BY Carolina Gonzalez ‘Where are the friends I had yesterday?” The line from the song “Cuánto gané, cuánto perdí” by Cuban balladeer Pablo Milanés might be considered the theme for his current U.S. tour, his first since 1997. In his controversial performance in Miami on Aug. 27, Milanés dedicated the song to all Cubans living […]

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