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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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS
Please be advised that this itinerary is subject to change based on availability in Cuba. The itinerary below is the schedule from the 2017 institute.

  • Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
    Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
  • Day 2 – HAVANA
    Habana Vieja (Old Havana) Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit Muraleando Lawton, a community art project in the Lawton neighborhood of Havana. Hear from the founders of this project on how the neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Carlos Alzugaray on Cuba Since the Special Period. Visit the elementary school Sergio Luis Ferriol in Habana Vieja. Connect with teachers and administrators about their experiences in the classroom.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Visit the Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) and connect with members of the literacy brigade, teachers from the literacy campaign.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Visit and explore Ernest Hemingway’s house. Have lunch in the infamous fishing village of Cojimar. In the afternoon, explore art by taking a tour of the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator then visit with artists at the Taller de Gráfica.
  • Day 6 – HERSHEY
    Day trip to the Hershey, Cuba and nature park. The site where famous chocolatier Milton Hershey developed his chocolate business by setting up sugar mills in the early 1900’s. Explore the natural side of Cuba in this country town.
  • Day 7 – HAVANA
    Learn about children’s literature and the book publishing business in Cuba by visiting Cuba’s national publisher UNEAC and hear first hand from children’s book authors. We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/REGLA
    Take the ferry across the bay in Havana to the town of Regla to learn about Afro-Cuban dance and music from musicologist Cari Diez and an Afro-Cuban dance performance group.
  • Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
    Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
  • Day 10 – TRINIDAD
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff.
  • Day 11 – PLAYA GIRON (SITE OF BAY OF PIGS) Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
    Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village. Snorkel in the Bay of Pigs!
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    Visit the U.S. Embassy and hear first-hand about the state of current relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In the afternoon, we head over to meet up with the famous hip-hop group, Obsesión to hear about their music and experience as hip-hop artists in Cuba.
  • Day 13 – MATANZAS/VARADERO
    Take a day trip to Matanzas, the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, we will explore the Triunvirato Plantation and the Castillo San Severino where we will hear about the history of slavery in Cuba. The rest of the afternoon we relax and explore the beautiful beaches of Varadero, a popular resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula.
  • Day 14 – HAVANA
    Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
  • Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
    Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.