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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St, Miami

The third edition of the festival, sponsored by FIU's School of Music, will be devoted to celebrating Miami's Cuban heritage, featuring extraordinary artists in eleven concerts, six masterclasses, five lectures, and a round-table composers panel.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Sisy Gómez Peña will reflect on her work as director and scriptwriter of short fiction and documentary film, within the context of a new generation of filmmakers born in Cuba after the 1990s.

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Venue:Spanish Cultural Center, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

With CRI's cosponsorship, the Spanish Cultural Center in Miami will present a sample of independent filmmakers from Cuba, including several fiction, nonfiction, and animated films.

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

On the 50th anniversary of the film, the Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing the restored version of this classic work, widely regarded as the best Cuban film of all time. Film critic Alejandro Ríos will introduce the film and lead a discussion with the audience.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Directed by Tony Méndez, this short film tells the story of a man trying to escape Cuba during the Mariel boatlift of 1980.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Dr. Alan West-Durán will examine the influence of Ocha, Palo, and Abakuá in the island's music and their intimate relationship with Cuban daily life.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Dr. Alan West-Durán invites readers to enter Cuban history from the perspective of the island's uniquely creative cultural forms, especially in literature, music, and film.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This documentary, produced by Dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz, explores heavy metal in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, focusing on the sociopolitical realities that inform the bands in this region, the music's deep history, and how it has survived throughout the years.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This new bilingual volume, edited by Alberto Sosa Cabanas, compiles critical essays by 21 scholars specializing in Cuban culture, who invite readers to rethink and update their notions of the Cuban nation. The book brings together diverse approaches to Cuba's literary and cultural production inside and outside the island, including theater, documentary film, and the Internet.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Dr. Albert Sergio Laguna analyzes the significance of the famous comedian to understand Cuban-American culture in Miami.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Green Library 220

Dr. Lillian Guerra draws on her years of research in newly opened archives and on personal interviews to shed light on the men and women of Cuba who participated in mass mobilization and civic activism to establish social movements in their quest for social and racial justice and for more accountable leadership.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

In this important and timely volume, Dr. Lillian Guerra fills a significant gap in the literature, illuminating how Cuba's sovereign electoral democracy underwent a tumultuous transformation into a military dictatorship.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Dr. Albert Sergio Laguna's book examines the aesthetic and social logics of a wide range of popular culture forms originating in Miami and Cuba from the 1970s through the 2010s.