Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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Cuban Studies Bibliography

  • Algunas consideraciones acerca de la educación musical en Cuba. Paula M. Sanchez Ortega. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Pueblo y Educacion, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: MT 3 .C9 S26 1992
  • El archivo de música de la iglesia habanera de La Merced: estudio y catálogo. Escudero Suástegui, Miriam Esther. La Habana: Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 136 .H336 I55 1998
  • Del areíto y otros sones. Martha Esquenazi Pérez. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas: Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana Juan Marinello, c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 E87 2001
  • Los bailes y el teatro de los negros en el folklore de Cuba. Fernando Ortiz. [2a ed., 1a reimpresion.] La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1985, c1981.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3565 .O693 1985
  • The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre. edited by Martin Banham, Errol Hill, George Woodyard. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.
    Location: H-T Reference PN 2969 .C36 1994
  • Caribbean Dance from Abakuá to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity. edited by Susanna Sloat. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, c2002. [chpts. 3-5 deal with dance in Cuba]
    Location: H-T LAL: GV 1631 .C37 2002
  • Como suena un tambor Abakuá. Lino Arturo Neira Betancourt. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Pueblo y Educacion c.1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3565 .N45 1991
  • Cuba and its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Ned Sublette. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 S83 2004
  • Cuba canta y baila: discografía de la música cubana. Cristobal Diaz Ayala. San Juan, P.R.: Fundacion Musicalia, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 156.4 .P6 D52 1994
  • Cuban Fire: The Story of Salsa and Latin Jazz. Isabelle Leymarie. London; New York: Continuum, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 L3813 2002
  • Cuban Music From A to Z. Helio Orovio. [1st English-language ed. of Diccionario de la M0usica Cubana.] Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Cuban Music: From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana. Maya Roy; translated by Denise Asfar and Gabriel Asfar. Roy, Maya. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers; London: Latin American Bureau, c2002.
    Location: H-T Music Library & Hogan Jazz Archive: ML 3486 .C8 R6913 2002
  • “Dancing the Crisis, Singing the Past: Musical Dissonances in Cuba during the Período Especial.” Perna, Vincenzo A. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 2002, 11, 2, Aug, 213-229.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1408.3 .T72
  • “Dancing With the Enemy: Cuban Popular Music, Race, Authenticity, and the World-Music Landscape.” Hernandez, Deborah Pacini. Latin American Perspectives, 1998, 25, 3(100), May, 110-125.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1401 .L313
  • Descarga número dos: el jazz en Cuba, 1950-2000. Leonardo Acosta. El Vedado, Ciudad de La Habana: Ediciones Unión, c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3509 .C9 A367 2002
  • Diccionario de la música cubana: biográfico y técnico. Helio Orovio. [2.ed., corr y aum] La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 106 .C8 O76 1992
  • Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santería. Katherine J. Hagedorn. Washington; London: Smithsonian Institution Press, c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3565 .H34 2001
  • Drumming for the Gods: The Life and Times of Felipe García Villamil, Santero, Palero, and Abakuá. María Teresa Vélez. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 419 .G363 V45 2000
  • Elige tú, que canto yo. Leonardo Acosta. La Habana: Letras Cubanas, c1993.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 A28 1993
  • Ellos hacen la música cubana. Raúl Martínez Rodríguez. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 385 .M35 1998
  • En ritmo de bolero: el bolero en la música bailable cubana. José Loyola Fernández. Rio Piedras, P.R.: Ediciones Huracán: Ateneo Puertoriqueno, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3414.7 .C9L69 1996
  • Grupos folklóricos de Santiago de Cuba. Jose Millet, Rafael Brea. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3565 .M55 1989
  • Historia de la música cubana. Elena Perez Sanjurjo. Miami, Fla.: Moderna Poesía, 1986.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 P47 1986
  • Los instrumentos de la música afrocubana. Fernando Ortiz. La Habana: Letras Cubanas, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 480 .O72 1995
  • Joseíto Fernández y su “Guajira Guantanamera”. Víctor Pérez-Galdós Ortiz. La Habana: Editora Política, 1999.
    Location: [In Process as of 6-15-05; check Library Catalog]
  • Mamá, yo quiero saber-: entrevistas a músicos cubanos. [edición, Silvana Garriga]. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C85M24 1999
  • El más antiguo documento de la música cubana y otros ensayos. Pablo Hernández Balaguer; selección y prólogode Radamés Giro. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1986.
  • “Mass-Mediated Popular Music and Cultural Change: The Cuban New Song Movement.” Jane Tumas-Serna. _Journal of Communication Inquiry; 1995, 19, 1, spring, 111-125.
    Location: H-T Stacks: P87 .J62
  • Mural del teatro en Cuba: 1980-1982: crítica y crónica. Mario Rodríguez Alemán; selección y prólogo de Rine Leal. Ciudad de La Habana: Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, c1990.
    Location: H-T Stacks: PN 2401 .R64 1990
  • The Music of Santería: Traditional Rhythms of the Batá Drums. John Amira and Steven Cornelius. Crown Point, IN: White Cliffs Media Co., c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3565 .A5 1992
  • Música cubana del areyto a la nueva trova. Cristobal Diaz Ayala. [3. ed.] Miami, Fla.: Ediciones Universal, 1993.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 D5 1993
  • Music in Cuba. Carpentier, Alejo. Edited and with introduction by Timothy Brennan. Transl. by Alan West. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8C313 2001
  • La música entre Cuba y EspaÅ“a. Madrid: Fundación Autor, 1998.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • La música, lo cubano y la innovación. Leo Brouwer; selección y prólogo de Radamés Giro. [2. ed., corr. y aum.] La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207.8 B76 1989
  • Música cubana: los últimos 50 años. Tony Evora. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, c2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 E94 2003 (accompanying disc in H-T Music Lib.)
  • Nación y ritmo: “descargas” desde el Caribe. Juan Otero Garabís. San Juan, P.R.: Ediciones Callejón, 2000.
    Location: H-T Library (check catalog): ML 3486 .A1O84 2000
  • Nicolas Guillén en la música cubana. selección, prólogo y notas de Radamés Giro. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 G78 1992
  • Panorama de la música popular cubana. selección y prólogo de Radamés Giro. Santiago de Cali: Universidad del Valle, Editorial Facultad de Humanidades; Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 P36 1996
  • Porque tienen filin. Felix Contreras, editor. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 P7 1989
  • Presencia de la Revolución en la música cubana. Harold Gramatges; selección y prólogo de Radamés Giro. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 G68 1997
  • Rites of Rhythm: Music of Cuba. Jory Farr. New York: Regan Books, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 F37 2003
  • “The Role of Music in the Emergence of Afro-Cuban Culture.” Benitez-Rojo, Antonio. Research in African Literatures, 1998, 29, 1, spring, 179-184.
    Location: H-T Stacks: PL 8009.5 .R47
  • Son de la loma: los dioses de la música cantan en Santiago de Cuba. Reinaldo Cedeño Pineda, Michel Damián Suárez. Ciudad de La Habana: Andante, Editora Musical de Cuba: Mercie Ediciones, c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 C43 2002
  • Strings and Hide. Olga Fernández. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial José Martí, c1995.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Sworn to the Crum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella (videorecording). a film by Les Blank. El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, 1995.
    Location: Tulane Library: Hogan Jazz Archive
  • Timba: The Sound of the Cuban Crisis. Vincenzo A. Perna. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2005.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 P48 2005
  • Trío Hermanas Lago. Julia Calzadilla. La Habana, Cuba: Letras Cubanas, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 421 .T763 C35 2002
  • Trompeta: Chappottín, Chocolate, and the Afro-Cuban Trumpet Style. Rick Davies. Lanham, Md.; Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 3486 .C8 D38 2003
  • La trova tradicional cubana. Dulcila Canizares. La Habana: Letras Cubanas, c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 207 .C8 C28 1992

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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.

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

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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 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

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

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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 exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


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.

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

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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 language and history come together to transcribe and encode hand-written manuscripts. Transcribers will learn to use cutting-edge technology to transcribe documents from the museum’s collection of eighteenth-century French and Spanish colonial records. These transcriptions will help people around the world learn about the colonial history of New Orleans and its environs. The NOLA Jazz Museum Transcribathon will also feature live music, a bar, tours of the collections, a raffle with prizes, and invited speakers.

The events welcome brand-new and experienced transcribers with any level of French or Spanish, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Jazz Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of colonial records.

To learn more and to RSVP, please event the official event website.