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Radical Caribbeans Conference 2013

October 3rd, 2013 - October 5th, 2013

Regular Registration: September 4th-October 5th (On-site registration will be available) Faculty: $175 Students / Independent Scholars: $115 Online registration is now closed. You may register…  read more

Film screening: Special series from "Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival"

October 2nd, 2013
6:00PM-8:00+PM

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is screening a short Cuban film series conjointly with its Radical Caribbeans Conference. The series is a part of…  read more

Two-week Public Service summer program in Ecuador

August 9th, 2013 - August 23rd, 2013

Center for Public Service: International Programs Ecuador: Tropical Field Biology and Conservation Chocó Rainforest, Ecuador | Tentative dates: August 9 – August 23, 2013 Application…  read more

Rethinking State-Society Relations in Contemporary Latin America

May 24th, 2013
10am-5pm

The emergence, crisis, and collapse of neoliberalism gave way to new types of political regimes that set themselves the task of redefining state-society relationships to…  read more

Publishing in Cuba: Past, Present & Future

April 24th, 2013
5-7pm

Featuring distinguished Cuban publishers, writers, and cultural workers, this panel addresses a broad spectrum of Cuban publishing practices and will engage the audience in a…  read more

New Cinema from Latin America: El niño pez [The Fish Child]

April 10th, 2013
7:00PM

El niño pez [The Fish Child] Lucía Puenzo / 96 min / 2011 / Argentina, Spain, France Lala (Inés Efron, in a performance called evocative…  read more

New Cinema From Latin America: Zona Sur [Southern District]

April 3rd, 2013
7:00PM

Zona Sur [Southern District] Juan Carlos Valdivia / 108 min / 2011 / Bolivia La Paz’s Zona Sur neighborhood is Bolivia’s most exclusive enclave and…  read more

New Cinema from Latin America: Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo

March 20th, 2013
7:00PM

VIAJO PORQUE PRECISO, VOLTO PORQUE TE AMO [I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU] Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz…  read more

Session I: Open class and Discussion with Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta

March 20th, 2013
12:00pm-12:50pm

Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta will talk about his 1985 film Amigos in addition to all his films in general, with Q&A to follow. Given in…  read more

Session II: Open class and discussion with Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta

March 20th, 2013
3:30pm-4:45pm

Cuban playwright Iván Acosta will discuss his work in theater as an award-winning playwright and director, with Q&A to follow. Given in Spanish. Admission is…  read more

Screening of film El Súper with Iván Acosta

March 19th, 2013
11:00am-1:45pm

The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans…  read more

Carmelo Mesa Lago to lecture on Cuba and Pensions

March 18th, 2013 - March 19th, 2013
March 18 at 12:00pm, March 19 at 5:00pm

Please join us as Carmelo Mesa Lago, current Professor on economics and Latin american Studies at University of Pittsburgh and 2009 Tulane Greenleaf Distinguished Professor…  read more

New Cinema from Latin America: Chico & Rita

March 6th, 2013
7:00PM

CHICO & RITA Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando / 94 min. / 2012 / Spain, U.K. Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (The Age of…  read more

New Cinema From Latin America: Las Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell)

February 20th, 2013
7:00PM

LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO [MARIMBAS FROM HELL] Julio Hernández Cordón / 75 min. / 2010 / Guatemala, Mexico, France. Don Alfonso plays the marimba (xylophone)…  read more

Cantando lo sentimental: Poesía y narrativa de Alex Fleites

January 23rd, 2013
3:00-5:30PM

Cuban author Alex Fleites will talk about the authors and experiences that have influenced him in his work in genres such as journalism, poetry, and…  read more

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from October 13 – 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, the 19th annual Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13th. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.