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
Wednesday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
An analysis of Cuban art from the 19th century to the present reveals a continuing interest in social issues, with arguments both for and against the prevailing socio-political conditions. Corina Matamoros Tuma will present on this topic, from the rise of the avant-garde up to current day.
Saturday, April 30th
Saturday, April 30th 9:00pm
BAMcafé
Presented by BAM
The progeny of legendary trumpeter and composer Chico O’Farrill, a famed arranger for Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, this dynastic band is comprised of Grammy-winning pianist Arturo, two of his kids, and others performing a host of Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban showstoppers.
Saturday, April 30th 8:00pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Known for her sultry, compelling voice and commanding stage presence, Latin Grammy-nominated singer Xiomara Laugart is a “powerhouse” (New York Daily News) performer and an icon in her native Cuba, where she recorded 15 albums and performed with the country’s best.
Friday, April 29th
Friday, April 29th 9:00pm
BAMcafé
Presented by BAM
Cowboys in hat choice only, this raucous foursome specializes in marrying son, mambo, and other Afro-Cuban forms with surf guitar riffs, power chords, and other pop miscellany. The end product makes for “one of the best shows in the local pop scene.” (Daily News)
Thursday, April 28th
Thursday, April 28th 7:30pm
Cuban Art Space, Center for Cuban Studies, 231 West 29th St., 4th floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues
Alex and Carole Rosenberg’s collection includes some of Cuba’s finest artists, including Belkis Ayón, Roberto Fabelo, Manuel Mendive, and Nelson Dominguez. He has been a Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the Instituto Cubano de Arte (ISA) in Havana and was an adjunct professor of appraising at NYU. Free event, but please RSVP.