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
Tuesday, May 10th
Tuesday, May 10th 7:00pm
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Literature Program
Clayton Eshleman, the foremost translator of Martinican poet Aimé Césaire (1913—2008), and A. James Arnold, the leading editor of Césaire’s French works, read from their translation of the poet’s Soleil cou coupé and discuss the importance of Cuba and Cubans in launching Césaire´s poetic career.
Saturday, May 7th
Saturday, May 7th 11:00am
Symphony Space
Presented by World Music Institute & Symphony Space with MAPP International Productions
Cuba’s premier folkloric ensemble and masters of rumba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are living legends of Afro-Cuban tradition who deliver “spectacular sensual dancing and some of the most complex drumming to be heard in this hemisphere.” (The New York Times).
Friday, May 6th
Hidden Realities: A Discussion with Rocío García and Corina Matamoros FREE!
Friday, May 6th 12:30pm
The Oak Room at Baruch College
137 East 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
With the support of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Corina Matamoros, guest co-curator of Hidden Realities and Contemporary Art Curator of the National Museum of Art in Havana will discuss contemporary Cuban art with Rocío García, featured artist in the exhibition. Katrin Hansing, associate professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, CUNY Baruch will introduce.
Thursday, May 5th
Thursday, May 5th – Saturday, May 7th
Symphony Space
Presented by World Music Institute & Symphony Space with MAPP International Productions
Cuba’s premier folkloric ensemble and masters of rumba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are living legends of Afro-Cuban tradition who deliver “spectacular sensual dancing and some of the most complex drumming to be heard in this hemisphere.” (The New York Times)
Wednesday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 4th 7:30pm
Center for Cuban Studies, 231 West 29th St., 4th floor, between 7th and 8th
Tonel is an acclaimed artist, art critic, and curator born in Havana, Cuba; he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ernesto Oroza is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work focuses on conceptual design and architecture. Born in Cuba, he now lives in Florida. Free event, but please RSVP.