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Call for Proposals: Afro-Cuban Artists: A Renaissance


The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Missouri will hold an international interdisciplinary conference on the aesthetics, sociocultural and political antecedents, context, and impact of Afro-Cuban artists who came of age after 1959.

International Symposium on Cuba


The University of Haifa in Israel held a meeting entitled "Cuba's Transformations Vis-à-vis the Outside World: A Reassessment," on March 25, 2015, with the participation of CRI Director Jorge Duany.

2015 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants Announced


The Cuban Research Institute, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition to study the special collections and archives related to Cuba and its diaspora.

Upcoming Events

In Endless Waiting Rooms

03/29/2015 03:00 PM

The Cuban Research Institute and other FIU units will cosponsor this public program on the exile experience, as part of the Florida Grand Opera's community conversation series.

Film Screening and Discussion: "Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen"

04/01/2015 07:00 PM

This film documentary by Arístides Falcón-Paradí unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, the film traces the history of rumba in New York City.

"A Special Relationship": The Political and Economic Links between Cuba and Venezuela

04/08/2015 01:30 PM

The Cuban Research Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a panel discussion on the growing bonds between Cuba under Fidel and Raúl Castro and Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.

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