BAM is a leading not-for-profit multi-arts center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn that engages both global and local audiences. With over half a million visitors each year, BAM presents contemporary and innovative theater, music, dance, opera, film, readings, visual art, and artists talks as well as programs for family and school audiences. Founded in 1861, it is America's oldest continuously operating performing arts center that today consists of a 2000-seat opera house, 800-seat theater, and four cinemas.
Friday, June 10th
Friday, June 10th 9:00pm
Rapper, activist, and poet Telmary Díaz is a “Cuban rhyming revolution” (NPR) and an essential catalyst of the nation’s dizzyingly hybrid hip-hop scene. Watch her dispense crisp Spanish rhymes over bell patterns, timbales, jazz riffs, and more in a free show at BAMcafé. Presented in association with Habana | Harlem.
Wednesday, June 8th
Wednesday, June 8th – Saturday, June 11th
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Ballet Nacional de Cuba makes a rare New York appearance with an enthralling program featuring scenes from Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and—choreographed by legendary General Director Alicia Alonso—Gottschalk Symphony, all accompanied by live orchestra.
Monday, June 6th
Monday, June 6th 6:30pm
Legendary prima ballerina and General Director of Ballet Nacional de Cuba Alicia Alonso talks about the rich history of her company, founded in 1948, a model of diversity and aesthetic originality. Moderated by Anna Kisselgoff.
Saturday, June 4th
Saturday, June 4th 10:00pm
Six-piece band DelExilio infuses guitar-based American rock music with Cuban soul. Spidery lines on the Cuban tres (guitar) wind their way through bongos and bass patterns and claves negotiate backbeats for a general funk “a lo Cubano” that ultimately does justice to all its influences.
Saturday, June 4th 8:00pm
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sensations at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, the “entrancing” (The Scotsman) Creole Choir of Cuba is a resounding voice of the diaspora. Comprised of descendants of Haitian migrants, the group offers exuberant, percussion-infused takes on myriad Caribbean styles.
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
718 724 8025
Support for ¡Sí Cuba! Programming at BAM provided by:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Charles Hayden Foundation
The Lepercq Foundation
Diane and Adam E. Max
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
The New York Times Community Affairs Department
The Reed Foundation
The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc.
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Surdna Foundation, Inc.
The Wall Street Journal
Lindsay & William Webster
The Winston Foundation, Inc.