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"Dámaso Pérez Prado, the king of Mambo: controversies of his life and work" a talk by Ulises Rodríguez Febles

January 30th, 2017
5:00 PM

Given in Spanish. Rodríguez Febles will talk about the creator of the Mambo and his influences. He will focus on his most important mambos from…  read more

Concert Piano Series featuring Jorge Luis Prats

January 25th, 2017
8:00 PM

The Tulane Department of Music presents a free concert by Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats. Prats has studied piano since 1963 under Barbara Díaz Alea.…  read more

Transformation in the Cuban Health System, 2010-2015

December 1st, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Dr. Pedro Más-Bermejo, a Senior Research Scientist at the Tropical Medicine Institute “Pedro Kourí” will present a talk “Transformation in the Cuban Health System, 2010-2015.”…  read more

Cuban Animation Film Screening

November 14th, 2016
5:30PM

Tulane Univesrity is welcoming award-winning young Cuban animators to show their work! Fresh from the Muesta Joven film festival in Havana, members of two of…  read more

Vodú Chic: Cuba's Haitian Heritage, the Folkloric Imaginary, and the State

October 21st, 2016
4:00 PM

The Department of Anthropology and Tulane Anthropology Student Association present a lecture by Dr. Grete Viddal, Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Stone Center for…  read more

Latin American Cinema Series

October 1st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies is collaborating with The Broad Theater to present the 1st Annual Latin…  read more

"Dialogo con mi abuela" : A film by Gloria Rolando

September 22nd, 2016
5:30PM

Please join us for a special screening of the film, Dialogo con mi abuela (Dialogue with my grandmother) [2015, 40min], followed by a Q&A session…  read more

"La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana"

September 15th, 2016
4:30PM

Please join us for a talk by María Eugenia Espronceda Amor entitled “La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana.” The talk will be given…  read more

Doing Business in Cuba Summit

June 22nd, 2016
9:00AM to 3:00PM

“Doing Business in Cuba” is a one-day summit about doing business in Cuba. Speakers include leaders in Cuba’s corporate, banking and international trade industries; infrastructure…  read more

Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera

May 7th, 2016
11:00AM

Pelican Bomb, in partnership with the Newcomb Art Museum and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, hosts a talk with internationally renowned…  read more

Comparative Slave Law in the Americas

April 14th, 2016
6:00 PM

Ariela Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History and Co-Director of the Center for Law History and Culture, University of…  read more

To Stand Like Saint Domingo: Caribbean Networks of Rebellion in the Age of Revolution

April 5th, 2016
6:00 PM

The last talk in the series of Slave Rebellions Lecture Series is by Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the University of…  read more

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame

March 10th, 2016 - March 12th, 2016

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame March 10-12, 2016 Tulane University New Orleans, LA PLEASE SEE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE BELOW –…  read more

Memorial ACTe: Presentation and Discussion with Jacques Martiel

February 25th, 2016
4:00 PM

Memorial ACTe, located in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe, is dedicated to the collective memory of slavery and trafficking of African peoples to Guadeloupe and to Caribbean tracing…  read more

Tulane SUMMER Study Abroad Fair 2016

February 15th, 2016
1:00PM

The Office of Study Abroad at Tulane University is hosting a Summer Study Abroad Fair in the LBC Qatar Ballroom on Monday, February 15, from…  read more

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Africana Studies brown bag series: Yoruba Gods in Brazilian Popular Music

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On Thursday, October 18, join the Department of Africana Studies at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Christopher Dunn for brown bag talk titled Yoruba Gods in Brazilian Popular Music at 2 PM in Norman Mayer Building, Room 118.

Dr. Dunn is a professor in the Spanish and Portuguese department at Tulane University. His research interests include Brazilian literary and cultural studies, popular music, and African diaspora studies.

The Africana Studies brown bag series for Fall 2018 will occur on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, email africana@tulane.edu.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.