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Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

November 2nd, 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

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…  read more

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

November 14th, 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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…  read more

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

October 18th, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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…  read more

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

October 13th, 2018 - October 15th, 2018

Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018. The Hispanic culture…  read more

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

October 13th, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of…  read more

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

October 7th, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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…  read more

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

September 27th, 2018
6:00PM

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.…  read more

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

September 26th, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking…  read more

Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

September 25th, 2018
6:00PM

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

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

September 25th, 2018
7:00 PM

The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September…  read more

The Latin American Library's Annual Open House

September 21st, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Latin American Library will be hosting its annual open house event on Friday, September 21. This annual event will welcome back faculty, students, staff,…  read more

Second Annual Fiesta Fest celebrates Hispanic Heritage in New Orleans

September 15th, 2018
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for the second annual Fiesta Fest, presented by Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, on Saturday, September 15. Fiesta Fest…  read more

Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

June 23rd, 2018 - July 7th, 2018

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018 Program Application Application Deadline: March…  read more

Chantalle Verna to Present Research on U.S. and Haitian Relationships in Post-Occupation Haiti

April 26th, 2018
6:00 PM

Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Chantalle Verna for a talk on her book Haiti and the Uses…  read more

Newcomb Art Museum to host Archivist Panel for installation EMPIRE

April 25th, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On Wednesday, April 25, join the Newcomb Art Museum for an incredible panel, moderated by Rebecca Snedeker, with the archivists of the various collections across…  read more

Congreso de Jornaleros: Experiences and Perspectives from Immigrant Workers in New Orleans

April 24th, 2018
6:30-8 PM

The Congress of Day Laborers, an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina,…  read more

Office of Multicultural Affairs: International Food and Music Festival

April 14th, 2018
3-6PM

The International Food and Music Festival is a tradition for Tulane University and the surrounding New Orleans community. It is not possible without the participation…  read more

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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.