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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

Application Deadline for Summer in Latin America Programs

January 23rd, 2013 - March 1st, 2013

March 1, 2013 The deadline for the Stone Center’s Summer in Latin America programs is quickly approaching! Download the applications now for programs in: São…  read more

Application Deadline for Summer in Cuba Program

January 23rd, 2013 - February 22nd, 2013

February 22, 2013 The deadline for the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute’s Summer in Cuba program is quickly approaching! Download the application now to apply…  read more

Cambios en Cuba: Relaciones actuales entre el estado y la cultura

January 22nd, 2013
5:00-6:30 PM

The author will highlight key events in the partnership between the Cuban revolutionary government and the country’s celebrated artists, musicians and writers, and discuss the…  read more

Film Screening: Memories of Overdevelopment

November 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo (2010) Miguel Coyula USA/Cuba 113 min English, Spanish with English subtitles Sergio Garcet is a Cuban novelist living…  read more

Kongo Belief Past and Present: A Report from Mbanza-Kongo by Ned Sublette

October 30th, 2012
6:30 PM

Lecture by Ned Sublette Ned Sublette, author of The World That Made New Orleans and Cuba and Its Music, will report back on his recent…  read more

Film Screening: Juan of the Dead

October 24th, 2012
7:00 PM

Juan of the Dead / Juan de los Muertos (2011) Directed by Alejandro Brugués Cuba/Spain/Mexico 100 min. Spanish, with English subtitles Juan is a typical…  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.