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The CCCNY presents its Winter Calendar 2018

OFRENDA A MARTI EN SU NATALICIO

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The CCCNY invites one and all to 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 […]

JOSEPH MILAZZO’S ‘THE CUBA SERIES’

Saturday, February 3, 2018 ~ Opening Reception: 7 pm to 10 pm

The CCCNY opens its winter season with an exhibit of Joseph Milazzo‘s most ambitious project: The Cuba Series. In the winter of 2013 the Brooklyn-born artist embarked on a 6-week exploration of Cuba, the birthplace of his mother and the setting of many tales he heard growing up as a child, thus becoming the first member of […]

CINEMA CYCLE: SANTA Y ANDRÉS

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7 pm

An exclusive screening of the controversial award-winning and internationally acclaimed film that Cuba banned. The plot unfolds in 1983 Cuba, where a gay writer who is non-compliant with the government is blacklisted, and a local peasant woman working on a state farm is assigned to watch him. As she keeps a close watch on the man, they […]

FEEL THE JAZZ IN THE SAX ~ ONE ON ONE WITH THE MASTERS

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 7 pm

A conversation with jazz greats Paquito D’Rivera and Lou Marini on their musical journey and their love affair with the saxophone. Prolific jazz writer and documentarian Arnold Jay Smith will moderate the sax chat. The presentation will be capped by a jam session with both musicians, who will be joined by jazz guitarist Jorge Chicoy. […]

DANCING WITH DICTATORS

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 7 pm

Renowned TV journalist Rafael Pi Román interviews PBS colleague Luis Santeiro on his new book, Dancing With Dictators, a humorous and compassionate account of Santeiro’s family’s journey from pre-Castro Cuba to exile in the turbulent sixties. The great grandson of Cuban president Gerardo Machado (1925-1933), Santeiro searches for an objective viewpoint. PiRomán will discuss with […]

BOLA DE NIEVE: EL HOMBRE TRISTE QUE CANTABA ALEGRE

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 7 pm

                        A musical tribute to Jacinto Villa Fernández (1911-1971), the legendary Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, who came to be known to his millions of fans as Bola de Nieve. The inimitable artist’s quasi cult following prevails to this day. His life and art will […]

ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF CUBAN MUSIC

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 7 pm

A presentation by internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Tania León on the origins and development of Cuban music, tracing its Spanish and African roots to the birth of an autochthonous national art, spawning myriad rhythms that have transcended the Island’s geography to bear influence worldwide. The presentation will feature classical pianist Juana Zayas and classical […]

CINEMA CYCLE: SHORTS BY YOUNG CUBAN FILMMAKERS

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

      A screening of Cuban shorts by young Cuban filmmakers, followed by Q&A with the audience. [DETAILS TO COME] COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Broadway & 116th Street, NYC

MYTHOLOGIES OF RETURN: REVISITING ANA MENDIETA’S RUPESTRIAN SCULPTURES

Friday, March 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

                                              A convergence between the literary and the visual, artist Aurora De Armendi and scholar Adriana Méndez Rodenas have created a hand-made artist’s book honoring Ana Mendieta‘s Rupestrian Sculptures, a series carved in […]