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The CCCNY presents its Winter/Spring Calendar 2016

OFRECIMIENTO A MARTÍ EN SU NATALICIO

Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

We open our Winter/Spring calendar season with our annual tribute to José Martí on his birthday. As in past years, we will gather in front of his iconic statue in Central Park (pictured above). Those attending should bring a white rose to lay in our traditional basket. The legendary songss, El Mambí and Clave a Martí, […]

GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 7 pm ~ Opening and Reception

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view […]

UN GUAJIRO EN NUEVA YORK

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 7 pm

Yuniel Jiménez, hailed as one of the best Cuban treseros to explode into the city’s music scene in recent years, will present a unique concert spanning the rich stylistic nuances of el punto cubano, Cuba’s música campesina or country music. This Cuban guajiro, a native of Santa Clara, arrived in Manhattan via Havana and Barcelona, […]

VINTAGE PAQUITO

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7 pm

Want to travel down memory lane with one of the indisputable giants in Cuban music? Come share an evening with 14-Grammy Award-winner Paquito D’Rivera, who will speak live about his life and times during a career than spans six decades! A master narrator in his own right, Mr. D’Rivera will give the audience an inside […]

UNA CHARLA CON YOANI SÁNCHEZ

Monday, February 22, 2016 @ 7 pm

A conversation with distinguished Cuban journalist Yoani Sánchez, founder of the independent digital journal 14ymedio, and one of the most followed bloggers worldwide through Generación Y  (translated into more than 17 languages and reaching over 14 million people), where she continues to express her views on the problems faced by Cuban society under the present regime. Generation Y was chosen by CNN […]

SONIDOS DE CUBA

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 7 pm

Experience an unforgettable journey through Cuban music—from the traditional contradanza to syncopated mambo—featuring world renowned composers, from Sindo Garay to Chucho Valdés… all through the prism of Carlos del Pino’s Sonidos de Cuba, the most dynamic jazz ensemble this side of Havana! Joining artistic director and bass virtuoso Carlos del Pino will be Tomás Estrada (percussion […]

GLADYS TRIANA’S ‘REFLECTIONS OF SHADOWS’

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 7 pm ~ Opening and Reception

  A unique exhibit by internationally acclaimed and multi-faceted Cuban artist Gladys Triana, who during her long career has excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, and photography. This solo exhibit, Reflections of Shadows, includes a video trilogy, as well as a selection of four of her photography series since 2008. Throughout her artistic trajectory, Triana has […]