Martín Weber, “La Habana, Cuba,” 1999. From <i>A Map of Latin American Dreams</i>.<br/>Courtesy of the artist. | Americas Society Ballet Hispanico; Eduardo Patino | Ballet Hispanico Creole Choir of Cuba; Sven Creutzmann | BAM Adonis Flores, <i>Visionary</i>, courtesy of the artist | Cuban Artists Fund Danza Contemporanea de Cuba; Photo by Manuel Harlan | The Joyce Theater Still from <i>Casa Vieja</i>; courtesy of the artist | Havana Film Festival New York Los Muñequitos de Matanzas;  Cynthia Carris | World Music Institute, Symphony Space, MAPP International Productions Alexis Esquivel, <i>Smile You Won!</i>, 2010 <i>Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art.</i> Courtesy of the artist | The 8th Floor Xiomara Laugart | Jamaica Performing Arts Center, World Music Institute
Sunday, May 29th
Sunday, May 29th 5:00pm
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Presented by BAM
Idalberto Banderas, Artistic Director of Ballet Folklórico Cutumba will join a conversation with Baba Chuck Davis, Artistic Director of DanceAfrica, and Dr. Marta Moreno Vega of the Caribbean Cultural Center about Afro-Cuban music and dance, its relevance within Cuban culture and the prominence of folklore. Moderated by Fernando Sáez of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba.
Sunday, May 29th 11:00am – 12:15pm
BAM Hillman Attic Studio
Presented by BAM
Members of DanceAfrica’s visiting company from Cuba, Ballet Folklórico Cutumba, lead two master class workshops on dance and music. The family workshop focuses on activities for all ages.
Saturday, May 28th
Saturday, May 28th 10:30pm
BAMcafé
Presented by BAM
Join DJ Cato aka “Congri” for a nonstop dance party as he sets the beat with an irresistible mix of samba, reggae, salsa, house, Afrobeat, Cuban and Brazilian music, and more.
Saturday, May 28th 9:00pm
BAMcafé
Presented by BAM
Hailing from Miami’s “Little Haiti” district, psychedelic jam outfit The Nag Champayons defy the borders of both geography and time. Their dark, trippy sound draws on everything from Woodstock and hip-hop to the Afro-Cuban entire, the whole of which is to be missed. Presented in association with Habana | Harlem.
Friday, May 27th
Friday, May 27th – Monday, May 30th
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Presented by BAM
A Memorial Day weekend tradition full of dance, music, and more celebrating culture throughout the African Diaspora, DanceAfrica turns to Cuba, featuring Santiago de Cuba-based Ballet Folklórico Cutumba, masters of the island’s vibrant Afro-Cuban and Haitian popular styles.